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  1. Great work. Topic moved to boat building and maintenance section. Thanks
  2. The dims above are not far from what we used. Our rudder is taller as we have a 26" prop, so maybe 700mm tall. Length likely around 600mm, which could be longer, but was constrained by the existing rudder/hull. The bulbous section must be very close to the 100mm you have spec'd, maybe 85-90 but maybe 100. Final width of the flare is greater, maybe as much as 60mm overall. I also used the fore-aft proportions as per typed for the wiki article, 1x 5th to max width, 2x 5th tapering, 1x 5th straight, 1x 5th flared. It was all I had to go on! Daniel
  3. Yes, I did indeed design and fit a Schilling Rudder to our boat Emily Anne, using plates formed for me by forum member Yamanx 15 years ago. I also wrote the majority of the Wiki page, and the CAD image of a rudder, is our rudder. although the one of a barge with a rudder is similar but not ours. We have been very happy with it.
  4. Yes, I know Keith and Hasty well, and have been aboard Trevor who are oil fired fired. Coal is becoming an issue, the Welsh government appear to be refusing to renew the extraction license at Foss-y-fran, the only Welsh mine operating, which means it will close in October. Which is a shame as it's absolutely lovely high grade, clean burning, certified smokeless, low sulphur, Steam Coal. Russian coal is fine and still currently available from stockpiles I'm told, but obviously facing uncertainty due to politics and war, likewise coal from Kazakhstan. We've done two days trialing 'Wildfire' ovals, which would do at a pinch, but you would never but them from choice. Much higher ash, loads of klicker, more smoke, more soot in the tubes, higher fuel consumption, and the sulfur content is really noticeable. And the wholes lots jumped up 30% in price like everything else! Heyho
  5. Great work, thanks for posting back.
  6. International waterways.
  7. It's only a little one!? Fit under the stairs... Wardrobe?
  8. Great work. Looks in good nick. I've moved the thread to boat building and maintenance, as the forsale area requires you to login to view it. So those on the model engineering FB page should be able to see it. Thanks
  9. Best of luck with the sale, I have shared this page with the UK Model Engineering facebook page.
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  11. Fortunately not yet! Fortunately it was on retainer, but yes, it was that. The domain was on automatic renewal, but this apparently couldn't take the required funds it needed, so fell over regardless. And for some reason the reminder messages didn't reach myself or Rich. Thanks Daniel
  12. It appears the issue was due to the domain name registration needing renewing! Some browsers/devices will have cached the required IP address for a while and hence continue to work while others do not. A little embarrassing, but otherwise a easy fix, which should propitiate round in the next few hours having just put another £11 in the meter for that. Thanks Daniel
  13. Good photo. Had specially short oars for the canal, but still had to tuck them in for each bridge. With the required balance that requires. Don't know the exact route taken. Presumably they did what they could to pick good sections. Although appeared to be caught out by a stoppage during the final day, dewatered section due to storm damage? Unless that was scripted.
  14. Jordan North of BBC Radio1 has spent the week 'rowing home' covering 100miles of canals from London to his home town of Burnley. As of this month, he has 10miles left to complete, and has raised over £400,000 for Comic Relief. Having been listening in the car on the way in and out of work all week, by Wednesday it had clearly really taken its told, weather has been wet basically all week, and he has really dug deep to carry on while his hands, harms, legs, bum and likely everything else had taken an absolute hammering. Fair play. Great challenge and good promotion for our canals. https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-60554378
  15. Thanks. I have also hidden the offending posts to keep the thread on track.
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  18. Very slow reply, but I have just happened on this thread looking for something else. The bunker holds around 1.5 ton which allows you to comfortably re fuel ton at a time, which is typically 40x25kg sack arriving on a pallet 'mail order' tipped in loose. How much you use does depend on the day, but we tend to recon to 100kg a day and therefore about ten day range, typically around half a season maybe. Lighting up takes most of the first bag, so we usually boat we reasonably long day. As said, we have been known to bow haul her half a mile or so, or punt short way round to get water or for another specific reason. Takes around 2hours from stepping onboard a cold boat, to being in steam and under way. Around an hour if she has been in steam the day before. Daniel
  19. Indeed! Video works.... https://www.youtube.com/embed/RWLx2FDUt8M I thought this used to automatically embed unless you asked them not to. Maybe that have changed and is what Mac of C is trying to test? Daniel
  20. Sorry if there as been a delay responding to your message. The site is staffed by volunteers and at certain times Rich can't get to all of them straight away, and I am also often unable to turn them around as promptly as would be ideal. The users post count updates each time a post if made (other than those in the Virtual Pub) rather than being a reflection of the number made at the time of the post in question.
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