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In Topic: Historic Boats for sale online

Yesterday, 07:51 PM

Sounds like a very similar fate to ACHILLES captain.gif

Exactly the same fate, same yard same person.

In Topic: section 8 canning dock ?

25 September 2016 - 12:12 PM

I ment last manned light ship

The last manned Lightship is now a museum in Harwich.


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23 September 2016 - 01:29 PM

It's got a long way to go to match some of these...


In Topic: Historic Boats for sale online

23 September 2016 - 11:42 AM

Graham once told me that the reason Collingwood has blue tops is because they couldn't get a grab at one of the power stations into the hold with the fixings for the hoops still in place so spent all morning breaking them off in order to get the boat unloaded.

In Topic: Historic Boats for sale online

23 September 2016 - 08:29 AM

When the first Pimblott "dustbin" came into service it was found the design of the stem caused some problems with getting caught on the  lock gate/s going uphill ,when the first Northwich came out the stem was turned down at the nose, If it was done because of the problems with the Pimblotts i cannot say but the Northwich boats didn't as far as I'm aware have any such problems

Bow of a Pimblott built Admiral to illustrate Alan's point.

Grand Union Canal by Ian, on Flickr