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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. I didn't realise Viking funerals were carried out while the person was still alive. Interesting approach I suppose. One usually does this after the person has stopped breathing for a certain amount of time.
  3. Labour council (H&F who own the bridge) and Tory government it was always going to get political. I forget which forum it was on but apparently a boat went under the bridge recently, authorised passage, and all the alarms started going off so they were unable to get back. It was one of the bunkering barges based down near Tower Bridge going inward bound. Nothing unusually large but it set the alarms off apparently.
  4. I'm wondering how long it is going to take for living on towpaths to be regulated out of existence. Maybe it will never happen but I can't help thinking such an amazing bargain can't last. It will be odd to see what happens with all the boats which have been built specifically because it is possible currently to live in London, including some very "desirable" areas, for under £1000 a year ie CRT licensing cost. No council tax, no nonsense just good old fashioned cheap living. No wonder so many £100k+ wide beam canal boats have turned up in the last decade !
  5. "Hanson and Wolfe" is quite an interesting way of writing Harland and Wolff.
  6. I think Swallow was subjected to a full rebuilt recently. Or maybe it was one of the other small Thames tugs. It's a lovely boat !
  7. Maybe it was secured using British Waterways type blue split film polypropylene rope which gave way due to windy weather or something.
  8. I think it would have to be written otherwise why would it get changed from the word "awser" to "anser". Mind you there are a lot of dialects and probably even more in the olde days so you could easily be right about that.
  9. I wonder if somebody wrote down 'awser pin and their handwriting was poor so it was read as 'anser pin and the person writing it down as 'anser pin had some sort of seniority indicating they must have known what they were talkin' about. It could be that simple.
  10. There are locks on the River Wey which have a framework below the tail gates to encourage the mitre to align correctly. One of these is the lock where the road crosses immediately below so it might be visible on street view. New Haw lock. The footbridge below the tail of the lock has an arrangement to support the gate mitre. Not a very good picture from Google but vaguely visible. I suspect that's the function of the chains and they were originally rather tighter than shown and perhaps adjustable. Obviously the top gates would ha
  11. Maybe it is 3/8 inch (9.5mm) plate not 10mm. Personally I would be concentrating a lot more on the condition of the sides below water which are likely to be 6mm or 1/4 inch (6.35mm). I've not investigated it but I would be incredibly surprised to find canal boats which had failed hulls due to the baseplate when it was 66.7% thicker than the sides.
  12. I thought this was an internet router not a router as in power tools.
  13. Just run the engine all night. That will sort out any problems with power consumption and is perfectly normal.
  14. I reckon some potential here for diesel electric hybrid canal boats. Lots of daily cycles. Charge discharge charge discharge etc. Use the electric for slow speed maneouvering with a pod motor in the rudder then use the diesel engine for main propulsion and fast charging the batteries. You could even link it all up so the diesel starts up on demand and the electric runs when diesel not needed. Could be a really nice system in theory. Plus of course a 10C charge rate option would mean you could charge the battery from the socket mounted
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