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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.

Previous Fields

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

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  1. Jim Riley

    Safety Ladders

    try freegle with a Wanted, Broken Ladder advert. Someone must have a broken ladder you could saw a bit off. Or wait till your window cleaner turns his back. (pedant alert, yes I know they don't use ladders any more, too many were being sawn up by boaters)
  2. Jim Riley


    Nah, no one else want short arms and long pockets. Tha'll be reet lad.
  3. Jim Riley

    ammeter reading

    My ammeter, Chinese digital cheapo, has a shunt wired alongside it, could that be anything?
  4. Jim Riley

    Quiet routes

    There are wolves, the summit pass is infested with Morris dancers, as @dmr knows. @dmr probably hasn't met the wolves, he is wise, he has a wolfhound on his boat, but his attire will attract Morris dancers. A suit will scare them off.
  5. Jim Riley

    Bike on a cruiser deck?

    So, a dog on a lead or otherwise, is being "driven" down the towpath, just as a cow might be. Yay! No more barkers eggs on t'towpath when they enforce this one.
  6. Jim Riley

    Wanted dead and alive

    Have there been any Romanys in the vicinity? They may have eaten the cat.
  7. Jim Riley

    Buying a mooring ?

    I new that recipe was reputed to be Romany, but I've never been cruel and heartless enough to try it. Was it scrumptious?
  8. Jim Riley

    Buying a mooring ?

    Best check with cart whether they are in or out of the main navigable channel.
  9. Jim Riley

    Copper piping turned silver

    No, I can now hazard a guess.
  10. Jim Riley

    Copper piping turned silver

    If you are re doing things then it's best to have all battery leads the same length, mine branch out from brass + & - terminal blocks, so the current going to and from all the batteries is equal.
  11. Jim Riley

    Middlewich breach

    Where have I? My proposition is consistent. Pound level rose, over topped the low bit, washed a big breach.
  12. Jim Riley

    Middlewich breach

    If its true that paddles were left open then the bywashes or overgate wash should have coped with the excess, however if the bank hadn't been raised as recommended then it wouldn't have collapsed but washed away. Its easy to blame "the paddles" rather than to admit a maintenance reccomendation was ignored.
  13. Jim Riley

    Middlewich breach

    Allan you posted a comment on TB about an engineers report from 2010 recommending raising the bank with puddle clay etc at a cost of £28000. If that's the case then the breach really was caused by poor maintenance, not an act of god (do I hear cries of "Parry is our one true God" from believers here?). £2, 972,000 would have fixed a lot of other issues.
  14. Jim Riley

    Middlewich breach

    So management sent a dredger?
  15. Jim Riley

    Transiting Trent Falls Ouse to Trent

    Not possible, your rant has been edited, has unladylike language been removed? It's not allowed on here, you need to go elsewhere to hone those skills, you'll get plenty of practice in robust banter.

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