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In Topic: Narrowboats and wide boats rediscovered at Harefield - the facts

Yesterday, 08:42 AM

This forum is to do with sunk boats so i suggest you go elsewhere.

I do like it when new users tell established members what they can and cannot discuss on the forums.

Anyway, back to buried boats.

In Topic: Canal Ware???

Yesterday, 08:38 AM

What do you mean by 'Canal Ware'?

If you mean something painted by someone in the Roses and Castles style then yes it looks like it.

If you mean was used historically on a narrow boat then no, it most probably isn't.

In Topic: Large and small Rickeys

Yesterday, 08:30 AM

Carl, whilst we're on the subject of Rickys do you happen to know which one this is? Assuming it is one of course.

20160813-2016-08-13 14.30.09 by Ian, on Flickr

In Topic: Middle Northwich Ice Boat Conversion Thread (Diverted from Fire Boat Livery T...

21 October 2016 - 05:31 PM

"Flamingo" (ex "Letchworth") has something on the right hand side that may have been the outlet - i.e. on the opposite side to the inlets on the left.
Of course though, "Letchworth" was a Large Northwich, originally fitted with a National, where as "Sickle" was a Middle Northwich, originally fitted with an RN.

I think I spotted something on the right hand side of Nutfield too when I was looking the other day but as with Flamingo is a 'Large' rather than a 'Middle'.

In Topic: wide beam no mooring

21 October 2016 - 08:44 AM

The GU is wide enough to get a wide beam all the way to the top of Camp Hill, but I guess few people do it. I do remember seeing one as far up as just below the Knowle locks in September. It would help if a widebeam attempting the trip were shallow, as beyond Catherine de Barnes the canal badly needs dredging. I was aboard both times this year that the we brought the loaded NBT coal boats through there, and we found progress was slow.

There's a pinch point at a bridge on the Stockton locks, I believe, which limits how wide the wide beam can be but yes, technically you're correct smile.png