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valrene9600

Member Since 21 Apr 2005
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In Topic: Grand Union Canal Warehouses (1931-1947)

20 November 2014 - 11:33 AM

Sadly to much is to easily destroyed be it canal buildings or others.

Sure we are a small country but a lot of the time the old can be blended in with the new. one example is the old railway works at Wolverton canal side, the original walls have been kept and the modern construction is within.


In Topic: CRT "Functional Location" Codes (like GU-164-003, for example).

19 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

Sarina Young?
 
***** Edited to add that what I provided is not what CaRT have sent other people but information taken from the old BW website 5-6 years ago by a web crawler I had developed. The BW spreadsheet had info not relevant to Alan's request (i.e. several more columns) which I removed.

Sarina Young is the name of the sender. Sorry if you have not heard of her but as the docs show it was way back.

In Topic: CRT "Functional Location" Codes (like GU-164-003, for example).

19 November 2014 - 06:25 PM

This information might help as it has the codes of where I`ve been sighted but also give on some lines an exact location.

For instance Gu-187-007 is also shown as Bridge 168a (railway). On the Grand Union.

 

It is not recent but it came from Sarina Young, customer service co-ordinator at Newark office.

 

Hope it helps


In Topic: CRT Stoppages, and Overstaying on visitor Moorings

18 November 2014 - 10:07 AM

Just to clarify, as an expert CCer, are you suggesting:
 
1) CCers deliberately research where winter stoppages are with a view to positioning their boat so that it will be "blocked in" and thus can remain in one place for many weeks/months?
2) CCers ignore the published winter stoppages and just see what happens when they are cruising?
3) CCers deliberately research where the winter stoppages are with a view to complying with the 14 day rule?

You don' t have to be an expert at all. All you need to do is cruise the system with your eyes open and talk to other boaters.
You will then realise that all 3 of the above occur.
Personally I find it best to study the stoppages and avoid being stuck anywhere.,

In Topic: Repainting stove

17 November 2014 - 05:01 PM

Whatever you do make sure use a proper heat resisting stove paint.
Follow the instructions which will include lighting a small gentle fire to heat the stove slowly and bake on the paint.
Open boat doors on the first burn and let it cool to cold before relighting again a small fire, don't,t let the stove get to hot to soon./