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eightacre

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    Wellington, Somerset

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    Railwayman
  • Boat Name
    Abraxas
  • Boat Location
    Worcester

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  1. eightacre

    Guitars on boats.Any problems?

    I keep a classical guitar (soft case) and mandolin (hard case) onboard throughout the year. Just the usual tuning required.
  2. eightacre

    UK Silly Village/Place Name Competition

    Broadwoodwidger in Devon - sounds to me like a fancy golf club
  3. eightacre

    Rope length for extra long centre line

    I guess you should pose the question to Tradline. They probably know what they are doing. 😉
  4. eightacre

    Rope length for extra long centre line

    We use synthetic hemp lines from Tradline, http://www.tradline.co.uk/ Their centre lines are 12m (we use two), and we have found them sufficient for every lock we have visited.
  5. I can confirm that there is a back pump from the river into the arm, and it is usually adjusted to give an optimum level in the basin, and therefore the pound up to lock 3.
  6. eightacre

    Stourport Ring report

    A short walk: https://thegoodpubguide.co.uk/pub/dy13+9aa/holly+bush/
  7. eightacre

    Stourport Ring report

    Excellent choice of drinking establishments, although there are better pubs in Stourport than Black Star.
  8. eightacre

    Slipping Morse Control

    I have an Ultraflex, and found that the drilling had already been done when the control was installed. If not - it is easy to find. Good luck!
  9. eightacre

    Glascote Bottom Lock

    Great photo! Do you still wear the "lionels"? ?
  10. eightacre

    False alarm on boat

    I have known a PIR to be triggered by convection currents moving drapes etc. Are you sure it is not just a result of the sunshine warming the boat?
  11. eightacre

    Cruising from Sawley to Mercia

    Max dimensions from Nicholson's, Derwent Mouth to Horninglow: Length: 72'. Beam: 14'. Headroom: 7'. So the answer is "no - unless you can reduce your height".
  12. eightacre

    Mikuni MK40 issue

    My recent MX40 problems were solved after a discussion with Ed Shiers: http://fc-marine.co.uk/http___www.fc-marine.co.uk_/Welcome.html
  13. eightacre

    Advice for Upper River Severn Please

    We came down river to Diglis yesterday (Wednesday) and the level was well down in the green. It is probably rising slowly by now but hopefully not much. They were working on Holt lock yesterday but that should all be complete.
  14. eightacre

    Cormorants

    I believe that cormorants lack the water-repellent feathers that most other water fowl possess, which accounts for the "lower in the water" appearance, and the "spread wings" stance when the are drying out their feathers.
  15. eightacre

    Which Emergency Knife?

    We keep a pruning saw handy. It deals with vegetation problems as well as ropes.
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