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  1. I beg your pardon. I'd forgotten they were devoting two programmes to each area. Another week on the Pennines to go. I was quite involved with the making of the F&C and Union Canal programmes which was an interesting experience. However, I learned a couple of weeks ago that all my footage had ended up on the digital cutting room floor. I did quite a lot of filming with "the girls" but I think they must have found me out: to this day, although I knew their names, I never found out who was who ......
  2. Forth & Clyde and the Union canals next week followed by the South Oxford and a wee central chunk of the GU.
  3. Cattle (humans too) are sometimes described as being up to their uxters in mud ........ so armpit would seem to be a pretty good definition!
  4. Quite a useful overview of the system here: https://www.constructionmanagermagazine.com/news/skanska-willmott-dixon-and-morgan-sindall-sign-wha/ Note the last sentence of para 3: this gives a steer as to how they are intending to monetise the app.
  5. Didn't they say that about railways .............
  6. Indeed I do. But for the time being I'm going to claim commercial sensitivity so you'll just have to take my word for it! However, the principle behind making temporary use of this wharf is that there are several good reasons why this flow needs to start asap – well ahead of the projected completion date for Stourton Wharf.
  7. Beside Gibraltar Island Road: https://www.google.com/maps/search/knostrop+wharf/@53.7793907,-1.5201912,520m/data=!3m1!1e3 There's potentially enough traffic to keep both wharves busy.
  8. Not wishing to rain on your parade but just bear in mind that the Avon can go into flood with very little warning meaning that you will have to moor up and sit it out. This can happen during the summer as much as in the winter. However, with the loose timings of a week spent cruising to Stratford and back there should be enough slack to accommodate a flood event without too much stress. Just something to keep in the back of your mind. Hope you all have a marvellous time. The Avon is by far and away my favourite English river.
  9. But I realised that it has just been resurrected ...........
  10. ATTACHED TO THE WRONG QUERY! There is useful info on the IWA site: https://www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/forth_clyde_canal/forth_clyde_canal_navigation_tips Latest info is that Steve Kelvin has retired so no cranage on the eastern end of the F&C. On no account contemplate using an SC crane pad and bringing in a crane – the costs at all stages of the exercise are prohibitive. By all means PM me for further details as I have brought my own boat up to Scotland and assisted with several others. Amongst other things I have a list of suitable boat transport companies for quotes.
  11. There is useful info on the IWA site: https://www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/forth_clyde_canal/forth_clyde_canal_navigation_tips Latest info is that Steve Kelvin has retired so no cranage on the eastern end of the F&C. On no account contemplate using an SC crane pad and bringing in a crane – the costs at all stages of the exercise are prohibitive. By all means PM me for further details as I have brought my own boat up to Scotland and assisted with several others. Amongst other things I have a list of suitable boat transport companies for quotes.
  12. How much, if any, of your flue pipe is insulated? The debate as to whether all the flue should be insulated will no doubt run forever but there is little doubt in my mind (based on decades of experience) that all the external section of pipe should be of the double insulated variety. The position of your blockage proves that point.
  13. I guess so. Quoted for delivery to my mooring to go into the heating tank on my boat. Propulsion fuel goes into a different tank.
  14. Just paid £0.56/litre for a 600 litre lorry load.
  15. They are actually all mapped at 2" to the miles ......... with the exception of the Broads guide which uses 1" OS mapping
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