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  1. Thanks. That should have been made clearer in the update.
  2. According to the latest Boater’s Update it is not a legal requirement but it is a requirement under the licence terms and conditions. I have pasted the paragraph below from the Boaters’ Update. The British Waterways Act 1971 requires a boat’s name and index to be displayed ‘conspicuously’ and the boat licence terms and conditions specify the details are displayed on both sides of the boats, easily visible. We are starting a new process to address non-displaying boats on the waterway, which could result in enforcement action, so please make sure you’re displaying your boat details correctly and speak to fellow boaters that might not be.
  3. Was it delivered to Kildwick?
  4. RAP

    Oh no not again

    Why don’t you walk or cruise up to Kildwick and take a look, it’s not far from the Silsden Woodend moorings. The winding hole is very close to the swing bridge, about 300 metres before the bridge. As others have said, including me, it’s a good place for vehicular access and deliveries. The road is decent albeit narrow, two cars can pass.
  5. RAP

    Oh no not again

    There is a winding hole at Kildwick where there is also vehicular access next to the canal by Warehouse swing bridge.
  6. Do not use white spirits to thin the paint, this in itself can contribute to streaking. Too much Owatrol will also do the same - DAMHIK! If using Craftmaster paints then you really should use their thinning agent, especially if you want to maintain a wet edge during application.
  7. I use Owatrol. If you don’t want brush marks then this is the product to use (see pic below). About 10% is usually sufficient. It is also an excellent rust inhibitor when used neat on cleaned up / wire brushed rust.
  8. Of course! CRT have tested all mobile providers and all provide excellent signal coverage within the tunnel - NOT!
  9. Just emptied my rather full cassette after a period of six months. Yes, I know I should have emptied it when it was full. No odour in the past six months when visiting the boat, and it emptied easily, in a liquified state. Quite impressed. Oh, and I use Elsan Blue.
  10. I had something similar on my JP3. Eventually, traced the source of the problem to the OEM twin fuel filter assembly. It was leaking air into the fuel system. I bypassed the OEM fuel filter with a modern day fuel filter and the problem disappeared. Of course, any assembly or fuel pipe joint can leak air into the system over time. Hope this helps and provides some things for you to check.
  11. Any chance you can produce a video? Would be great to hear it running, just to quell those reservations that it is really super quiet. TIA.
  12. RAP


    It’s an impressive product, both as a rust treatment and paint aid. I have produced fantastic paint coverage ( glossy and mirror finishes super smooth ) with its ability to retain that wet edge when painting with difficult oil based paints. As a rust treatment I have not seen any rust develop in the 14 years since I first started using the product.
  13. The post is neither tongue in cheek or cynical, it is simply a view formed by reading the thread. I feel absolutely frustrated by your plight and would help if I could, but my boat is is many days away plus obstructed by closures preventing any assistance, but I do wonder why, with all the boats moored nearby and those at Lower Park, that you still have not been towed there.
  14. Looks like Lady G has played a blinder here. Lower Park Marina/Boatyard is less than for miles away with conveniently placed winding holes above Barrowford locks and slightly beyond Lower Park. Not beyond the will of any fellow boat owner, male or female, to make the very short trip to tow Lady G to the boatyard, via the tunnel, and get the boat fixed. However, until that is arranged and with agreement from CRT to remain above Barrowford locks, I suspect there’ll be no winter mooring charges or indeed the requirement to move every 14 days. Essentially, all services available, no need to move and free moorings - why not?
  15. Just checked my licence number which is different to yours. Mine shows 606492. Therefore, it must mean something to CRT.
  16. The smoke looks like residue oil or grease burning off. It would have really useful to have seen the other side of the engine especially the changeover compression valves. The rockers etc are lubricated by splash technology, and grease. Sounds very good after that rebuild.
  17. Tardebigge Top Lock cottage sold today (16th). https://bidx1.com/en/en-gb/auction/property/67713?fbclid=IwAR0zZd7QXEOS1r8KoguSAnyPW4ap5gTABMEfXIoc6huLI_gSR9OCS8j8A7o
  18. I made my own puller and used this to pull my liners out. Key ingredients were a chunk of machined steel to snugly fit the base of the liner (within its cutouts) and a long scaffold bar to get a decent purchase. All items were of significant size /strength to cope with pulling liners that had been it situ for at least 50-60 years. The circular items are flanges. Here’s my puller in action.
  19. In my back cabin and engine room I used Dulux trade undercoat coloured to 15868 or 66YY80322, which is a pale yellow, with Polyvine medium oak scumble and varnished with Screwfix’s finest No Nonsense yacht varnish. Here’s an example of the results.
  20. We locked up and down Gargrave in late August and I was concerned that some of bulging stones would soon need attention. They may have been like this for many years but given this was my most recent usage of this lock since the late nineties they caught my attention.
  21. I recall this boat moored at Cowley in the early to mid 90s and owned by someone, IIRC, called Neil. It was and still is a rather smart boat.
  22. Another vote for the Midland Chandlers version of the Epping/Classic. The top plate is very thin and prone to cracking if you let it get too hot.
  23. RAP

    Royal visit

    Looks like the chair didn’t get the dress code memo…
  24. CRT need to get a grip here. There are too many MLATs - moored like a tw*t - across the system abusing the rules.
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