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Dorlan

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  1. Dorlan

    IWM windlass

    the windlass used by Prince Charles at the opening of Weshpool town lock looks as if it was marked IWM... There was also one for sale sometime in the recent past... https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/bronze-windlass-canal-lock-key-511604522
  2. Our Colecraft has 7mm hull sides with 6mm swims.
  3. He did, he's spending the night at Tewkesbury.
  4. It's the first narrowboat to reach Monmouth, March 2019... https://youtu.be/2yaUrinpWEw They have some interesting videos on YouTube! A return trip from Sharpness to Brockweir via the River Severn and the River Wye that didn't exactly go to plan!... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9pH3Ifu6HY
  5. The 'protective paint system' was a couple of coats of Comastic and they have obviously afforded a certain amount of protection to the base plate. It will be blacked again when its next out of the water.
  6. Taken from last October's survey of our 35 year old boat:
  7. Yes it was, but in Welsh!
  8. We had to add '2' to our boat name to go on the Thames as there was a boat already registered with the same name. We are on No. 5 now!
  9. The sign on the lockside says Oliver's Lock. Oliver's Lock - Google
  10. The former ferry at Hampton Loade on the River Severn operated in a similar fashion. Operating for about 400 years, it closed in 20016. Photo c. 1998
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