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fittie

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About fittie

  • Birthday August 3

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The Lakes
  • Interests
    breathing

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  • Occupation
    SEN Teacher
  • Boat Name
    Lancing
  • Boat Location
    Stockton

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  1. I know them as Harvey traps. Google maps has our home on a different road, hay ho!
  2. I do like Tycho...and if money was no issue I would have her like a shot, I must go and get a lottery ticket you'll never know...
  3. That was my first thought but ... Me just being thick, well it is a bank holiday!
  4. Oh, that is NOT what I would call "listed" but hay ho! In Japan this would be super list plus or something in that order. Or extra super list plus, you get the idea.
  5. Just seen this and wanted to know what a "listed boar' was and what difference does it make. Notice Alert Shropshire Union Canal Starts At: Lock 10, Wharton's Lock Ends At: Lock 10, Wharton's Lock Monday 26 August 2019 13:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Boat damage Original message: Due to a listed boat in the lock, navigation is currently closed until further notice. An update will be posted once the recovery team have assessed the situation. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/15989/shropshire-union-canal-lock-10-wharton-lock You can find all notices at the url below: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices
  6. Yep, Yarwoods-esque is about right.
  7. I like the fact in the video she was Duke 131. At least the name and numbers now match.
  8. Why take on the identity of a boat that is still around? What's the point?
  9. I was trying to be very kind...I feel sorry as I have seen several Yarwood's copies and they are quite poor. One person told me it was their dream to have a Yarwood copy and what they got, well, it's not that great as if built by someone who had been told what they looked like but never seen one in the flesh. In fact I have a natural history book about 200 years old and some of the animals illustrated are hilarious.
  10. Very poor copy, wrong back end and cabin...
  11. Duke was a big GU boat and this Duke is not the Duke No 38. So what is it?
  12. I've always called it a top mast but when looking it up I found middle mast and as I get older I've come to realise that I know less and less about canal boats and boating.
  13. Ooooh, I hadn't thought of light blue, I assume you are thinking of Grand Union light blue. Red oxide was my thought initially as it would make sense to me. The painted surface would wear with the mast being raised and dropped and could be "touched up" with the red oxide whenever needed. Has the bit in question got a name?
  14. The birchwood 33 gt boat is too wide for the canals you need to travel on for your story (Llangollen,Shropshire Union Canal and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal).
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