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  1. Yawn! I come on this site to read interesting stuff about boaty problems and experiences. I would much prefer all this anti stuff to be left to that "other" site. You may have had your problems with CRT (I do not know) but this sort of talk is not good. Idiot, lunatic are strong words and leave a nasty taste. I doubt the perpetrators meet the requirements to be called such.
    5 points
  2. Pete, I understand your frustration as I know this is not the first time this has happened to you. Please don't punish us all for the actions of the few. Your work and knowledge is invaluable and will be sorely missed. I have been building a history of BADGER down to the level of individual cargoes carried on specific dates, all backed up by documents. Perhaps it is too much detail for the work you undertake, but I was hoping to send you a copy to be lodged in your archive knowing it will be safe. George ex nb Alton retired
    3 points
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  5. Yes, and that, in my view, is the most valuable and most significant thing to emerge from this. C&RT clearly recognize that their stance with regard to their mythical powers to refuse Licences and to dictate the manner in which boats are used, will not survive being argued in Court in the event of that argument having it's basis in the relevant and applicable BW Acts. All future Defences must be primarily focused on their persistent misuse and misapplication of the Statutory powers they do in fact have. Human Rights issues can and should be included, not as a plea to be let off as lightl
    1 point
  6. I think I agree with you. This was discussed on another thread but since I've been moaned at for passing too slowly ("stir it up a bit"), too fast ("you in a race?") on the far shore from the angler ("I'm fishing there!"), in the centre of the canal ("I'm fishing there!") too close to the angler ("Move out a bit") or the priceless one, too quietly ("Didn't hear you coming, you nearly 'smashed' into my rod") I now just go past exactly how I please ignoring whatever comment they may wish to pass.
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  8. lol you cut the blunt end then.
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  10. I have a beta 50 with a cocoon and hospital silencer, so I presume it's what your on about! Oil changes are easy as i have a lift pump that is connected to the engine sump and the gearbox sump and operated by two valves. The hard part is to change the oil filter! That is situated right down the bottom right hand corner of the engine, wedged in between the engine mount and the fan belts! This has to be done whilst in the squat position in the swim, not an easy job if your of handsome proportions like my self! Most other service points are at the top of the engine. One rather
    1 point
  11. Which "boating season" would that be then? George ex nb Alton retired
    1 point
  12. I removed that last sentence because my words were badly chosen. The first 5 paragraphs were written by Mr Blagrove in or around December 2013 (date given on the HNBC website). I supplied the history of SCULPTOR on 25 February 2014, and it is details from this document that were directly incorporated into the SCULPTOR webpage, and because of the introduction appeared to have come from Mr Blagrove himself. edit = I am not interested in being credited for my input, but equally I do not expect to see my research being credited to somebody else.
    1 point
  13. Time to report back! I have checked that the governor and injector pump are adjusted correctly as per advice on the forum. It was spot on. I have had plenty of time up and down the Thames flat out and my conclusion is .................... it's over propped. (As others said that it could well be). The boat behaves so well in canals I am reluctant to change it. I will just have to accept that on my occasional trips on rivers I can't go flat out and red line my 2lw. Thanks for all your help.
    1 point
  14. I for one do not think there was any "malice aforethought" here, just a human slip up. I personally would not like to see any form of a "witch hunt" against anyone, not at all saying there would be one. We may potentially loose three contributors of valuable information here, although one of them is not a forum member, far as I am aware. The above are my thoughts and mine only. I do not expect everybody to agree with remarks I state on this forum.
    1 point
  15. Having read many of his posts, I think of this gentleman as "Professor Harrison", and for once I am not joking. I hope we shall see him again when he's good and ready.
    1 point
  16. As someone who has had the benefit of Pete's help for Python I am deeply saddened to read this. Not only did he freely provide a wealth of information about Python but he also helped me to understand what those details meant. This is the very information that Chesterfield Canal Trust went on to quote in the applications for the grants we won that have saved her. We will be forever indebted to Pete for that. A huge loss to the historic boating community. I hope whoever it is that has caused this has a rethink about their actions and the wider effect this can have
    1 point
  17. I would hope Pete, with his vast and unique knowledge and exhaustively anorak research skills will be adult enough and magnanimous enough to return to his normal generous and open self once the apology and corrections are published. I am not sure why this has not already happened, perhaps Katherine is busy with other stuff but she should prioritise it. It is important. I would guess that this wrong attribution is particularly stinging because of to whom Pete's work was attributed. C'mon guys this is not a religious schism. Sort it out.
    1 point
  18. Sadly there are always some who take credit when the research may have been done by another who seeks no credit at all, such is the case with Pete Harrison whose knowledge of boats is unsurpassed. It is a sad day when a valuable researcher is soured by others. Keep a weather eye out Pete, you are highly esteemed.
    1 point
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  20. Don't forget that you can ruin expensive batteries just as quickly as cheap batteries. If you are not going to religiously make sure they are fully charged on a regular basis then I would personally stick with cheaper leisure batteries and factor in changing them every two or three years. We are currently using Varta batteries.
    1 point
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  22. Hi, A lot of people have done it: http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=56831&hl=back+of+fridge#entry1078526 also see these from Smiley Pete: A useful index of some common Canal World Boat Building and Equipment Topics Why Canal World Forum search is a bit cr*p... Google Search Canal World Forum
    1 point
  23. As I've said on here before, I think CRT are missing a revenue opportunity. A 4mph speed limit, rigorously enforced, with say a £10 fine for speeders would at least self fund,certainly at "honeypot" sites.
    1 point
  24. Or simply push the stern out, and motor away...
    1 point
  25. On a narrow boat (or any other boat with a stern low enough to be next to the bank), simply push the stern out, and then reverse to pull the bow clear (if the bow is blown into the bank), or go in forward and steer away. No real need to involve the lines on a low boat where the steering/control position is at the rear, right next to the bank. Faving with the line only adds a potential problem, of the end of the line falling in, and tangling around the prop.
    1 point
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