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#41 cheshire~rose

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:43 AM

You can get replacement lids for the waste outlet of cassettes for about £4 in most chandlers.

Ask me how I know this.

 

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When the crew rang to report the problem I told them they were not the first people this had happened to and they will not be the last

 

Edited to add We are going to go and have a look at Python tonight and the draw of having a decent pint at Samuel Barlows rather then continuing our journey to our own boat where there is no longer a decent pub may prove too much.

 

I feel a pre banter coming on if anyone is already there - if not we will just test the beer to report back to you all.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:55 AM

Beer at the Barlow has declined somewhat, mostly Greene King rubbish at the mo. still well served though.
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:33 AM

Probably still waiting for martins bbq to cook..

have you seen the film Snatch?     At  Braunston going to  Tradline for some more rope will catch up later.............................Whats happening with them sausages Martin?


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#44 Derek R.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

"Five minutes Guv."

 

So you haven't found that hole in PYTHON?


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:59 AM

"Five minutes Guv."

 

So you haven't found that hole in PYTHON?

 

That is one of the reasons we are going there tonight - because the crew report they might have found the hole! As always in a dark and quite inaccessible place and the batteries in the torch were dead so we plan to go and satisfy our own minds that she is still floating and take a decent light so we can have a poke about in the area they suggest might be causing a problem - perhaps we won't poke too hard though just in case :)


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

Take some large flat washers and nuts and bolts, if it's water line they may prove useful. Bit of linseed oil putty or a mastic of some sort too.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:26 AM

"Five minutes Guv."

 

So you haven't found that hole in PYTHON?

 

[pedant mode]

 

"Two minutes, Turkish"

 

[/pedant mode]

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

Take some large flat washers and nuts and bolts, if it's water line they may prove useful. Bit of linseed oil putty or a mastic of some sort too.


Or Puddle clay from the canal bed.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

Or Puddle clay from the canal bed.

Have you actually tried it?

 

If you try and seal a metal boat with it, it quickly falls off in my experience!


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Does anybody have pictures of "Sickle" in action at the Stoke Bruerne "Village at War" event, please. We would love to see some, if you do.
 
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:32 PM

With a week to go there is already an impressive turn out of craft here at Alvecote.

 

Don't forget to dig your Christmas lights and other illuminations out for the Illuminated boat parade on the Sat night. There is a free dry docking and hull blacking up for grabs for the winner!

 

The 'Les Lapworth' award will also be running for the best turned out historic boat so lets hope the weather doesn't spoil the brasses.

 

Look forward to seeing you all soon


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

Err, can we keep this between ourselves? Richard has a plan to sneak Cobbett into the parade and then execute the turn on the girly buttons.

 

I have told him that I will disown him and that it's nothing to do with me. You heard it here first!


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They said it couldn't be done; but I was too bloody-minded to listen ........

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

smiley_offtopic.gif 'Turkish' - that's what I forgot - but I seem to recall it went from two minutes to five!!

 

Love 'Bullet tooth' and the 'Russian'!


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:54 PM

Have you actually tried it?
 
If you try and seal a metal boat with it, it quickly falls off in my experience!


no, I can't say I've had the pleasure, but I did look at a (composite) boat that relied on puddle clay to stay mostly afloat, on the bottom and footings... that one was soon off the list of boats to buy!

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

no, I can't say I've had the pleasure, but I did look at a (composite) boat that relied on puddle clay to stay mostly afloat, on the bottom and footings... that one was soon off the list of boats to buy!

A hole in a metal bottom is best sealed with a piece of old towel, well greased, folded up and weighted down over the hole.

 

Such a repair on Alton last over 12 months without trouble before I was able to dock.

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

I remember as a child sat under the front of a certain josher, sharpening matchsticks and hammering them into the pinholes that were leaking in water.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

So that's where you did your smoking!! detective.gif

 

Nice round hole for a Pusser's cork:

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:12 PM

When we were recovering redundant day boats from Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd., Coombeswood in the mid 1970's we plugged numerous holes with a thin piece of rubber sandwiched between a nut and bolt. A little ingenuity is sometimes required in order to get the bolt into the hole but this is a simple and effective temporary repair, and I would not be at all surprised if some of these are still in place captain.gif


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:19 PM

When we were recovering redundant day boats from Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd., Coombeswood in the mid 1970's we plugged numerous holes with a thin piece of rubber sandwiched between a nut and bolt.

Guess where we are moored right now!..............

 

Just one solitary Joey tied up by the former tubeworks right now, otherwise the length is completely devoid of boats.

 

Out of interest, what year would that have been, please Pete?


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Does anybody have pictures of "Sickle" in action at the Stoke Bruerne "Village at War" event, please. We would love to see some, if you do.
 
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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

Out of interest, what year would that have been, please Pete?

1976, and we used the B.C.N. tug CHRISTOPHER JAMES which at that time was still on the B.C.N. although in private ownership.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:42 PM

[quote name="pete harrison" post="1124736" timestamp="1376759522"]

When we were recovering redundant day boats from Stewarts & Lloyds Ltd., Coombeswood in the mid 1970's we plugged numerous holes with a thin piece of rubber sandwiched between a nut and bolt. A little ingenuity is sometimes required in order to get the bolt into the hole but this is a simple and effective temporary repair, and I would not be at all surprised if some of these are still in place captain.gif[/quote

BCN 1645 has just had several of these removed with the footings!

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