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IanM

Member Since 13 Sep 2011
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In Topic: What distances from your boat?

Today, 04:36 PM

 

Ahhhh - someone else who had to learn the rhymes at school.

 

..................... 8 furlongs one mile.

 

Nope!

 

(Hopefully) Way too young to have had to learn those kinds of measurements at school!

 

I helped with boat trips into Sapperton Tunnel for a few years and it was useful to know when explaining the chain markers on the wall :)


In Topic: Wednesbury Old Canal

Today, 09:50 AM

Is that Collingwood?  Either way, that's a deep drafted boat.  I'm not surprised you got stuck.

 

Yes that is Collingwood.  Having done the whole of the BCN in it (aside from the Engine Arm and Cannock Extension) I think that's the only time we got well and truly stuck :)


In Topic: What distances from your boat?

Today, 09:19 AM

I took it as being 66 feet - the length of a cricket pitch, which I thought was a chain.

 

It is.

 

22 yards in a chain, 10 chains to a furlong, etc.


In Topic: What distances from your boat?

Yesterday, 02:09 PM

I am surprised at the distances and times that some of you travel to get to your boats.

 

Clearly some of you don't just nip to the boat as and when the fancy takes you and only go for longer stints then a weekend.

 

Even with the 2hr+ journey time we have often just popped up for the day and more often than not just spend 1 night on board.


In Topic: What distances from your boat?

Yesterday, 09:58 AM

All you people quoting distance in units of time, please stop it, only Americans do that!

 

I'm not sad enough to know the exact miles, furlongs, chains and feet between my front door and the boat's mooring.  All I know is it takes about 2 hours, 15 minutes to get there.

 

However running it through Google Maps it says 138 miles.