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  1. Have you tried Channel Glaze in Tyseley, Birmingham? http://www.channelglaze.com/
  2. .... and I think you will find that the new Defender can only do some of the updates on the move. The rest has to be updated by the Dealer (for a fee presumably). Even a guy I know at JLR rolled his eyes at this "feature" as he's awaits delivery of his Defender. Delayed for, yes you've guessed it, software updates!
  3. If the engine runs and the rev counter works (assuming you have one?) then why not use a tachometer on the prop shaft? This is a cheap non-contact one, you just apply a small piece of reflective tape to the shaft and point the laser at it https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tachometer-Roeam-Non-Contact-2-5RPM-99-Reflective/dp/B07RXYRNFF/ref=lp_6286405031_1_17?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1581671950&sr=1-17
  4. I wish you good luck on your new venture. For what it's worth, the figures I stated above may be based on the fact that there are a number of competing firms within a few hours cruising of Braunston so that will naturally keep prices competitive.
  5. I used the same calculations as above, which is near enough £1000. In the Northants/Warwickshire area, the going rate is £10/foot including docking for 2 coats of Intertuf 16. Supply and demand I guess?
  6. At close to a £1000 to black a 62 footer it might be a slow resuscitation.
  7. It's definitely worth paying the extra for genuine DOT brand fasteners. There are cheap imitations available but the metal is too soft to be usable. I gave up with the self tapping versions of the hull studs a while ago and now use a 3.2mm pop rivet instead.
  8. It looks like a property lease with special conditions attached to the terms and conditions to me. I appreciate you lost £500 in the process, which is unfortunate, but that may turn out to be a blessing in disguise when you consider all of the obligations that you would have been contractually mandated to deliver on a Grade II listed building. For example, you would have been responsible for obtaining planning consent (at your cost). Signing a lease with no guarantee of planning is high risk in my opinion. The eventual rewards would have to be very good to make that a risk worth taking.
  9. CRT have the option to behave as a private sector organisation to purchase goods and services or access public procurement systems providing they follow European procurement rules and comply with Public Contract Regulations 2015. This link does not establish whether the procurement was conducted in accordance with the PCR or not. Based on CRT's response I suspect it wasn't and therefore their response is valid. If it was tendered under PCR then there should be more transparency than they are currently offering. Has anyone actually seen the tender documents? Based on data in the Official Journal of the European Union, CRT has issued just a handful of public tenders in the last few years and they all relate to civil works that relate to maintenance of the network, Dutton Dry Dock is not one of them. There is however reference to Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley.
  10. One of these... https://cpc.farnell.com/iroda/pro-50k/soldering-iron-gas-30-70w-kit/dp/SD01107?mckv=sye14ugkj_dc|pcrid|224654335881|kword||match||plid||slid||product|SD01107|pgrid|50784539401|ptaid|pla-836160839401|&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-SHOPPING&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkLP4tJ6Z5wIVibPtCh1mlwFyEAQYAyABEgJ7RPD_BwE Soldering, hot air and blow torch tips are included.
  11. If you search in the main search box for Weedon Bec, the relevant post appears 4th on the list. If that doesn't work, it will be in today's post inside the Canal Market Place Group (which you may have to join if you're not already a member).
  12. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=weedon bec&epa=SEARCH_BOX This may help... Posted by Clare Bond
  13. FB (Canal Market Place) has a report of another in Weedon Bec. "Just north of Weedon Bec on the Grand Union. Towpath side Probably happened on Friday 13th Dec. They have stripped my friends boat of its stove, fridge, bike, coats shoes, food, and all kinds of stuff you would need to kit a boat out. Including the inverter! My friend is gutted, and homeless for Christmas." For clarity - I have no relationship with the FB OP or the affected boater (although I hope they can get sorted quickly). The above is a quote from Facebook which appears genuine enough and is supported by a crime ref. number.
  14. Have you spoken with Leon on the Northampton Arm? He will have a good idea what/who has moved up the Northampton Arm in the last two months. If it went downstream, it will have been dealing with strong streams since September so may not have got as far as you think.
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