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#101 RLWP

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

Thank you David - isn't that neat!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

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There are at least two boats here on the K&A with that set up, one is called 'Aston', the other 'Copella', although I have not seen 'Copella' for a while. There may be another one, but not sure.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

Capella has a mooring down at Saltford last I saw, don't you get down that way any more?
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

Capella has a mooring down at Saltford last I saw, don't you get down that way any more?


Not seen Capella there the last few months. I presumed he has gone for a cruise.

I know that is controversial, but some boats do move around here, if only occassionally..
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:18 PM

There are at least two boats here on the K&A with that set up, one is called 'Aston', the other 'Copella', although I have not seen 'Copella' for a while. There may be another one, but not sure.

I thin WFB have/had one for sale, Ipswich?
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

Unusual to see a departure from the usual trad/semi/cruiser style stern treatment: http://www.abcboats.co.uk/10801.html
Doesn't look bad, would be nice to see more builders trying something different :)

I have just this minute had a very similar craft pass me heading north on the Gt Ouse towards Brampton Lock
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

I have just this minute had a very similar craft pass me heading north on the Gt Ouse towards Brampton Lock

He has just come back again.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:28 PM

Not seen Capella there the last few months. I presumed he has gone for a cruise.

CAPELLA was tied in Bristol Floating Harbour two weeks ago, directly alongside the 'Lloyds Amphitheatre'.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

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Properly done, this is a great way to motorise a butty/horse boat. No brutal cutting about of the hull itself. I can say from experience, having briefly owned Capella, that she steers really easily. It's like having a big outboard stern thruster, and as it can direct the thrust beyond 90 deg. the boat can be spun in her own length with no backing and forwarding, also steers beautifully astern, you just point the ellum where you want to go and the boat follows.

And they still look like proper boats (I don't much like the ABC effort, neither fish nor fowl, possibly the worst of both!)
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:48 PM

Here is a photo of a butty stern on the Gt Ouse
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