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Goliath

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  1. Ooh yes Daddies 🤤 Can’t say I’ve heard of Hammonds Chop, am I missing out? 😳
  2. Mmmm.. 🤤 corned beef with mashed potatoes 😋 and HP sauce.
  3. Did you drink the Timothy Taylor? I remember it cost a lot. But the local beers were much better priced. It’s been two years since I been there mind.
  4. How to steer around shopping trollies and drift over sunken vehicles before operating a lock with broken ground paddles and a mattress around the prop.
  5. Where would we be without the Internet? Eh?
  6. The Arts Council provide CRT with a lot of funding for art projects. And as you’ll know money awarded for an arts project can’t be spent elsewhere such as on lock maintenance. Just as money awarded from Heritage to fix locks can’t be spent on art projects.
  7. shifting the car can be a pain in the ass when working and trudging a dark towpath is ok when you know you’ll soon be cosey on board with a warm fire and a stew that’s cooked all day on the stove. I like the winters
  8. Wish you the best with it. I like the idea of recording sounds. You must take a trip in from the Stoke end because you’ll hear the doors slamming and the fans working. If you get friendly with the tunnel keepers they might have access above the tunnel end where you may be able to record the fans. 🤷‍♀️ Boat engines have their own distinctive sounds. Lots of possibilities for art work. But as suggested elsewhere; first step is introduce yourself to the tunnel keepers, they’re very friendly and will enjoy helping. And don’t forget the walk over the top where they walked the horses. Enjoy. 👍
  9. Absolutely, but there’s always an option to ‘mix and match’ without having to pay a yard to do the whole lot. Depends how far were willing to travel/boat.
  10. From what I understand because it’s a bit of an honey spot the mooring is limited to 48hrs, however CRT ‘give’ them (Bugsworth Trust) flexibility to allow longer mooring if they see fit.
  11. The donation is up to you. Sometimes I’ve felt flush and given what I thought was an handsome sum, other times I’ve been a bit tight. Another time I gave a day concreting. It really is up to you. You can even stay for longer than the 14 days but you do need to tell them your intentions
  12. There are spots along the Upper Peak Forrest where you can moor, you just need to try and get in. It’s all safe and quiet. Discover the bits and bobs for yourself that suit you. You can’t go wrong along there.
  13. Bugsworth is as safe as it comes Lovely spot. Has always been space when I go there and I expect this time of year you’ll have most of it to yourself. you get 48hrs But if you make a donation to the Bugsworth Society you can stay longer.
  14. Good to hear. A faster boat too! Hope you painted the go faster strips on at the same time.
  15. I remember as a student (3 decades ago) ordering rare books from other libraries through the local library. I simply requested the book I wanted and they somehow got it for me. Dunno how they did it. The books were sent from different libraries. I tried it again perhaps 10 year ago and they hadn’t a clue. 🤷‍♀️
  16. I have aimed at 3 years for blacking 😃 I’m hoping for 5! with epoxy 👍 What really gets my attention is the sand blasting back to bare metal, as long as it don’t make the boat fall apart (more than it is already is) it will reveal all the rivet heads buried under years of paint and it’ll then just look dead smart.
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  19. I some how thought blasting would take much longer. Sounds like the nastiest bit is clearing up the mess. So all in all grit blasting and your first painting of epoxy 2pac doesn’t have to be of mega mega expense if you choose the right yard, a mobile blaster and paint the boat yourself (and pay a mate beer to help). I’m beginning to think it is the way forward: less visits to a dry dock for blacking means it’s more cost effective, and a tougher paint offering better protection. As long as you can afford the initial first paint in 2 pack epoxy, what’s not to like? edit to add; It’s a no brainer!!
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  21. Do you remember how long it took for your 72’ boat to be blasted? I would guess it’s a day and a half? Possibly two? Did you prep it? Or trust it to the grit blasters? edit to add; grit blasting looks like a monotonous job. Watched a video, posted on here I think. Interesting to see how it’s done but would do me nut in if I had to that job for any length of time.
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