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Cloudinspector last won the day on March 7 2015

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  1. Cloudinspector

    Historic Boats for sale online

    We passed Duke on Monday on the Leeds Liverpool near Burscough and I’ve just heard that a chap in Scarisbrick marina has bought it, which is where it currently resides.
  2. Cloudinspector

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Beech https://www.apolloduck.eu/boat/narrow-boats-traditional/435692
  3. Cloudinspector

    Sticking flexible solar panels

    They did sag a little especially when it had rained. I remedied this using a length of beading underneath the centre. I’ve ordered some adhesive magnetic strips to use as a permanent solution.
  4. Cloudinspector

    Sticking flexible solar panels

    Yes they are. https://e-magnetsuk.com/magnet_products/work_holding_magnets/pot_magnets/external_threaded_stud.aspx i used 4xE1006 on each panel. We moor on the western L&L where it’s pan flat and wide open and the panels haven’t budged even in the strongest winds.
  5. Cloudinspector

    Sticking flexible solar panels

    My flexible panels are mounted on pot magnets to raise them off the roof.
  6. Cloudinspector

    2LW Starter battery

    Perfect, thank you.
  7. Cloudinspector

    2LW Starter battery

    Can anyone tell me what power starter battery would be suitable for a 2LW? my current one is on its last legs but has no info on it.
  8. Cloudinspector

    Manchester ship canal Servey and cost

    As far as I’m aware Marsh lock is still out of action after being damaged by the Daniel Adamson earlier this year so you can’t get off the ship canal onto weaver. I spoke to the lock keeper at Dutton locks a couple of months ago who told me that CRT were having difficulty sourcing suitable timber for the lock gates. Apparently as it’s a sea lock a particular timber has to be used.
  9. Cloudinspector

    Lock 92 Castlefield padlocked

    He’s definitely still on the prowl. I spotted him taking photos of our boat at Stockton Heath a couple of months ago.
  10. Cloudinspector

    Historic Boats for sale online

    If I had the cash I would also buy Effingham in a heartbeat. It may not be the the most desirable boat out there but in terms of rarity it’s up there at the top of the tree. ( prepares to be shot down by those who know far more than I do)
  11. Cloudinspector

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Effingham http://www.northwichdrydock.com/boats-for-sale/effingham/
  12. Cloudinspector

    Brian Holden , Secretary of the Rochdale Canal Society

    Brian and my dad were both colleagues at Smithills grammar school and also good friends. I remember him as a lovely man who always drove old rovers. During the 70s and early 80s every Easter my dad, Brian and another colleague would hire three 70ft boats and take a group of 6th form students on a weeks boating holiday, something unthinkable these days. Rest in peace Brian.
  13. Cloudinspector

    RIP Brian Holden

    Ah! Missed that.
  14. Cloudinspector

    RIP Brian Holden

    I heard the sad news today that founding member of the Rochdale canal society, Brian Holden, passed away a few days ago. I met Brian on several occasions as he and my dad were good friends, sharing a passsion for the inland waterways. He was a lovely man and worked hard along with others to get the Rochdale re-opened. Rest in peace Brian https://www.facebook.com/183680467659/posts/10156533434127660/
  15. Cloudinspector

    Gas safe BSS, Northwest

    Nigel Hamilton at Thorn Marine.

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