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#1 bux

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

ok got some different items stuck around thr propelor, is there any thing that i can wear on my hand and arm or any other thing i can do to stop my hand/arm freezing while ime tryingto dislodge whaterver gets wrapped around my propelor, darn that canal water is baltic, any sugesgions please.... :wacko:
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:19 PM

2 marigolds, put warm water between em and tape top
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

ok got some different items stuck around thr propelor, is there any thing that i can wear on my hand and arm or any other thing i can do to stop my hand/arm freezing while ime tryingto dislodge whaterver gets wrapped around my propelor, darn that canal water is baltic, any sugesgions please.... :wacko:

Hot water poured into the weed box first helps a bit.On the way down and on the way up though.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Hot water poured into the weed box first helps a bit.On the way down and on the way up though.



If its likely to be a moderately frequent event could you not try wetsuit gloves? Youll find them in anything from about 3mm up.
An old wetsuit jacket sleeve for the arm?
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

You could also put your arms and hands in the fridge for a half hour before hand so as to acclimatize them before taking the plunge.But don't go away and leave them to it in case they get too cold. :closedeyes:

Ps goose grease rubbed in makes quite a good barrier.

Edited by bizzard, 12 March 2012 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:55 PM

boil the kettle and empty its contents into the hatch
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

You can get long gauntlets like what James Herriot would wear when investigating a cow's internals...
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:29 PM

ok got some different items stuck around thr propelor, is there any thing that i can wear on my hand and arm or any other thing i can do to stop my hand/arm freezing while ime tryingto dislodge whaterver gets wrapped around my propelor, darn that canal water is baltic, any sugesgions please.... :wacko:


As you will be moored up, wait for a passing pedestrian of the male variety, and ask if he would mind helping you to rescue your knickers ..................
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

Stick with glue a waterproof glove onto the end of a 2'length of flexible ducting,thrust you fist through it and into the glove.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:38 PM

boil the kettle and empty its contents into the hatch


Wot he said. Surprisingly it works.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:46 PM

You can get long gauntlets like what James Herriot would wear when investigating a cow's internals...

The only ones I could find were the disposable type which I thought wouldn't be very good, but maybe if worn inside a pair of surgeon type gloves may be better.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:49 PM

If its likely to be a moderately frequent event could you not try wetsuit gloves? Youll find them in anything from about 3mm up.
An old wetsuit jacket sleeve for the arm?
David

That's a good idea,and if Bux has extra long arms she could use the legs.
I sometimes wore a wet suit when dinghy sailing and found that they tore easily on sharp objects though.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

A thin cotton glove underneath yer Marigolds

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:01 PM

The only ones I could find were the disposable type which I thought wouldn't be very good, but maybe if worn inside a pair of surgeon type gloves may be better.

How about these? http://www.baconsdoz...o.uk/gloves.htm
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:43 PM

Do not be so nesh! Cutting a car tyre off the prop high up on the Huddersfield canal on a trad with a very small weed hatch just as the canal opened after the winter stoppage two winters ago, there was still snow on the hills. now that's cold.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:17 AM

Bargee Bill's Medieval Prop Cleaner - works very well for me!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:44 PM

I use pond gloves - you can get them at garden centres, or a google search will find plenty of online suppliers.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

I use pond gloves - you can get them at garden centres, or a google search will find plenty of online suppliers.


Thanks. That's a really good idea. Never heard of them before.
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