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Jim Riley

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    Calderbrook, Littleborough, Lancs
  • Interests
    Boating, caravanning, walking, cycling, gardening, got 2 hens, I'm also Founder and Chair of the trustees of Skylight Circus Arts, a reg'd charity using circus in education and youth work.

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  • Occupation
    Circus Skills Teacher/ performer, Circus Jim
  • Boat Name
    Bittern's Boom, 32ft narrow boat reg'd 1968
  • Boat Location
    Warland, Rochdale Canal Summit

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  1. I'm fully aware of that, hence "possibly". but there is a difference between having a disability and a bad limp. Think of using the accessible parking spaces at Tesco, with only a bad limp you'll (hopefully) get a ticket.
  2. The Moorings aren't Disabled, unless possibly by a fully fit and ambulant boater's boat being moored there, they are Accessible Moorings.
  3. When a complaint like this arises do mods ever say "Stop being so mard, others think differently, life can be harsh, get over it" or is there an automatic bias, lowest common denominator rush to fluffybunnyland?
  4. I do hope the complainers have gone en masse to the offices of The Manchester Evening News and banged on the desk with windlii and C&H handspikes. The rumour of the Canal Pusher was widely promulgated there. I also think the likelihood of the relative of a random person who unfortunately drowned in the cut visiting this site is miniscule. I know members think its the Goto place for issues wet and watery, but the membership is tiny, compared even to the numbers of canal boaters. Carry on waving that virtuous flag, it will get you into heavenπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  5. Probably so, but I've not had any problem with them. They seem to have a bit of skill by the time they get further up the hill. Bronte dayboats are a bit more "worrying", no time to acquire skill. Once did Piccadilly to Slattocks in a day sharing with a competently crewed hire boat. We were in our Dawncraft 22, I wouldn't share unless I was confident about the other boats crew.
  6. Fear not, it's worked for me a few times.
  7. There's always keelblack, that might be better at lower temps, being water based.
  8. Jim Riley


    At the time of the implementation I was driving a triumph 650 with an open fairground style single seat sidecar. Me and pillion wearing helmets, sidecar passenger bare headed. That was legal. We were pulled by an officious police officer who hadn't learned his trade. Gave me a producer but no further action.
  9. But certainly not wreckless.
  10. On the Rochdale Canal the bridges and locks are numbered from different ends, Lock 1 in Sowerby, Bridge 1 in Manchester. They match at lock 44, just below my house on the Littleborough to Summit stretch.
  11. Slow down there lad......... ?
  12. That looks a bit like a "joke". Only smaller.
  13. Working today. No navvygator mobile app, my pc isnt easy to carry about in my pocket.
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