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  1. Goliath

    Spanish Windlass

    The Atherstone flight is a nice flight. I used the Spanish windless coming UP a lock. Normally I'd push the top gate with the boat but it was of no help. In fact I usually get the boat to help me push the gate open regardless. Then when the gate is open I drop the paddles as the boat comes out of the lock, shut the gate and hop on.
  2. Goliath

    New CRT Logo - Discuss

    I wonder how many cyclists contribute to the expense of the towpaths by becoming friends of the trust? Maybe Sustans should contribute. Any cyclist who commutes or regularly uses the towpath ought to feel obliged to pay towards it's renewed keep. As a boater ( and maybe a little selfish) I like those locks on the weaver because they are quiet, and there's a sense of secrecy and discovery when travelling through them. There are tranquil and deserted spots all over the system that need to stay that way and we pay our license to go find and use them.
  3. Goliath

    Spanish Windlass

    So an old working boat trick to quicken the process rather than wait for the lock to fill. As opposed to being stuck in a lock unable to open the gate because the water level won't rise that last inch or so. Probably not a good practice for a leisure boater to adopt. And are there any working boat in such a hurry any more?
  4. Goliath

    Diesel prices

    I will always fill up there when I can. Jerry cans and all. worth a look around the shop too. Blue Loo stuff is cheap and I got a chimney brush for a third of the price a marina would charge. And he does coal at a good price. Top bloke.
  5. Goliath

    Diesel prices

    I think anyone can update the prices on that list? but the list does give a general idea and you can compare between them to work out who I are the rob dogs.
  6. Goliath

    Diesel prices

  7. Goliath

    Minworth embankment repair

    the glass which now sits in front of me is half empty but I know I can look forward to buying another pint and start a fresh
  8. Goliath

    Spanish Windlass

    I used to use a spanish windless when making furniture. If I’d ran out of clamps or hadn’t the right size clamp, or it was just too tricky to use a clamp without damaging the wood A simple example would be to use one on a wooden chair or stool if it has a loose rail. Remove the rail, tidy the ends with sandpaper (or just squeezing glue into the gaps might do if you can’t get the rail out) reAssemble then pull the legs together using a spanish windless with a stick long enough to catch under the seat and stay in place over night.
  9. Goliath

    Making lock gates

    I recommend visiting the Bradley workshops by boat. And see how it’s done
  10. Goliath

    Minworth embankment repair

    I haven’t seen them. Do you have a link?
  11. Goliath

    Minworth embankment repair

    But as I’m ageing the long days seem shorter ..and there’s not so many left. Happy Days.
  12. Goliath

    Spanish Windlass

    Well there’s a another new one to try. I’ll give it a go. Thanks
  13. Goliath

    Spanish Windlass

    I did the rufford last year and the locks were fine. To use an acroprop rather than walk around? The bloke was clearly bonkers.
  14. Goliath

    Minworth embankment repair

    Long days blogging ? or long days boating? 😀
  15. Goliath

    Spanish Windlass

    Huddersfield narrow.