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David Schweizer

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  1. If that comment was directed at me, may I explain that I am neither Motivated nor Upset. I am merely interested in authenticated information which informs the debate. Your "Cut and Paste" article is interesting and essentially correct, but it fails to explain the science. I have no intention of going into detail, but basicly the earth needs (a lot) of carbon dioxide to maintain the temperature which is required to sustain life, Half the carbon dioxide produced radiates out into the atmosphere, but half is radiated back to earth where it generates warmth. The problem at the moment is that more CO2 is being produced than the amount needed, hence the warming efect, I could go into molecular changes etc, but it does not change the facts.
  2. I am sure you are correct, but at best it can still only produce calculated estimates, rather than authenticated information. As an aside, I have in my History records, copies of two letters written in the early 1800's which, amongst other things, talk about the weather, one written at the end of December 1818 in Street, Somerset, refers to the warm sunny weather with fruit trees in leaf and about to flower, which I am sure you will agree is early. The other written during the winter of the early 1820's on False Duck Island in Lake Ontario Canada, refers tho the lake not freezing over that year, thus preventing the occupants from taking their horses on the annual trip across the lake to the Quaker Monthly meeting on the mainland. It is possible to suggest that these two anecdotal incidents contribute to evidence of unusually warm weather across the globe during the early decades of the 19th century. Or maybe not!
  3. As a rough measure, I guess it would have some validity, but hardly an accurate measure of authenticated temperature. Were they actually measuring ice caps in the 18th century, and why?
  4. It is my understanding that the tug will not have a new engine installed, whilst the square box welded into the centre of the superstructure still remains in place.
  5. Can someone please advise why reports of global warming always refer to "Pre-Industrial" temperatures. It is my understanding that no authenticated average temperature readings exist from before the 1880's, long after the industrialization of the Western World commenced. Would it not be more appropriate to quote accurate time scales, rather than compomise them with broad generalizations?
  6. Am I alone in recalling the 1950's/60's, when all the weather "experts" were predicting a return to a third ice age within the foreseeable future?
  7. Calcutt stock filters for the BMC1.6 engine https://calcuttboatsshop.com/epages/c3a6cb0f-3e0f-4132-9636-974f7502e04d.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/c3a6cb0f-3e0f-4132-9636-974f7502e04d/Products/LU357 Edited to add:- I found that the cheapest place to purchase BMC oil filters was the local Agricultural Merchants. I used to buy both oil and fuel filters for my BMC 1.5 in bulk, and got trade discount, which made them about a quarter of the cost from the local Chandleries.
  8. The cases which I referred to are not "mooring agrements" but legally enforceable entitlements enshrined in the deeds of the property, which cannot be cancelled.
  9. Check the deeds of your new property. Whether C&RT have any rights will depend on how the land was initially sold for housing, and what it's former status was. I know of several sites where the land was sold to include historical mooring rights, those rights were contained within the deeds, which also transferred the mooring rights to any new owner, so it is worth spending some time on the research.
  10. I found that TCut and 0000 grade wire wool worked well, as far as as could tell it was just a stronger version of Brasso.
  11. None of the items displayed suggest any painter known to me. The water can and dipper do not display the swift flair of a professional painter, and are probably the work of an amateur or a boatman. The cabin block is well excuted with hints of a northern style, but a bit too meticulously to suggest that it is the work of a dockyard painter. In conclusion, I suspect that, probably, none of them are the work of professional painters. Dave may not agree, but he is far more knowledgeable than me, Phil Speight may well recognise the painters, he hasn't posted on here for something like ten years but has facebook site advertising his painting courses.
  12. Agreeed, I live only a couple of miles from the K&A, and moored on it for several winters, cruising out to the Thames and beyond over the summer. During that time, I came to the conclusion that the K&A is not a wide canal, but a narrow canal with wide locks.
  13. I had one for several years, from recollection it was called a Mooring Permit, and had a large green capital "M" on it.
  14. And that is not what I expected. If I wanted that, I would be looking for an appropriately qualified presenter, but isn't Mark Benton an actor?
  15. That more than adequately describes what I paraphrased as "poor amateurish production" with the link person's childish sense of humour and regular use of adolescent colloquialisms. I could not watch him for long, even if the subject being presented was something outside my knowledge or experience.
  16. We only watched the first fifteen minutes before turning it off. What we saw was a poor amateurish production, comprising of numerous talking heads interspersed with still pictures which rarely related to the narrative. The only live presentation was of someone digging out a canal undergoing restoration with a mechanical digger, accompanied by narrative relating to digging the canals with shovels and barrows!! People are being paid to produce this rubbish.
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  20. My money is on the galley tap innards being stuck, especially if it is a ceramic disc type. I usually had to dismantle and clean my galley tap every spring after it had not been usd for five or six months.
  21. Not on my compuiter it isn't. Still getting " No results to show in this stream" Edit: One hour later and now working correctly.
  22. Not working again, just displayig message that "there is nothing to view"
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