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  1. it was the video on CWNF that wasn't working, no link provided to Facebook or You tube page so was unable to watch the vid. Other people were able to watch it as they made comments accordingly.
  2. that facebook video didn't work for me and maybe didn't work for @Laurie Booth either?
  3. I think that is the crux of the problem, inexperienced hirer in a situation that they were not prepared or trained for.
  4. Whilst Foxes did specify that the other boat was still under power or not, certainly there was a good chance looking at the results that’s exactly what happened, the hirer rather than knocking the engine into neutral for the change over, Kept it engaged ahead whilst they moved up to the upper conning position. either way a nasty shock sitting there in your saloon when suddenly another boat try’s to join you on the sofa!
  5. Never paint over rust, that will look like you have solved it but will make the situation worse further down the line. It is worth persevering to get it all up, treat it, then paint it with a couple of coats of Red Ox. White vinegar works good as a rust remover as well.
  6. I always get both the Pearson as well as the Nicholson, the first is best for canal planning whilst the later gives a better overview of the country surrounding and can help to put the canal into context. Both together really help to ,aid the trip. 😀
  7. Welcome to the forum and I hope that you enjoy your trip! I am not an expert on the Stourport ring an only have done the "Western" side of Birmingham with the Grand Union in and the Birmingham and Frazley out. However I would recommend getting some of the old fashioned book guidebooks as well to help with planning as well as also when out and about on the trip. We use a both the Pearson Guides as well as the Nicholson Guides. They are slightly different from each other with different Pros-and Cons and combined give a great resource for both planning as well as time aboard! Happy Boating!
  8. further to above two replies, there is also a shared ownership Facebook group which might be worth you joining and asking similar questions. As @cheese says it might depend on which block of weeks that you need, some share boats operate on set weeks each year and if you join one of those syndicates at the early stage (carefree cruising offer this system I think though there might be others). The system on our boat is that owners pick different weeks each year (there is a changing list in order that everyone gets a turn at the priority picks over the years) and even when we had two shares in the same boat we didn't often have the opportunity to have a large block of weeks in one go! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1119638451491774
  9. not quite the same, but a couple of years ago on passing Wolverton, a springer was badly moored and the bow line line was hanging down into the cut with the stern line just abut made fast. With the wind and the cut just there it was easier to push the boat fully round and make fast (the pin was on the end of the bow line, also had enough line to rig a fwd spring too) so when the owner came back their boat was pointing the other direction towards Cosgrove....
  10. Well as others have said, it’s your boat so you can do what you wish with it. If it had been an ex working boat then renovating the boat would have to be done with an eye on its past. From the pictures I have seen of Thelma I would replace the wooden cabin with a steel one and then re-work the interior to your personal requirements. I have seen several boats (both former working boats as well as modern copies) that have kept the clothed area, but with steel plates underneath the cloth ( yes I know the tarpaulins) at that area is used as a modern cabin space But from the external still Looking traditional. enjoy!
  11. Lol, that might be a little bit tight! Though the one in my avatar IS built for canals......the Panama Canal!
  12. Thanks for all the input, boat has now arrived, our friends have already been on the boat and are singing the praises of the staff at the yard. We will be on board in a couple of weeks time and looking forward to it!
  13. Tripping line attached to the tripping ring at the crown of the anchor. Lots of experience of anchoring........with ships and yachts in the coast, never once inland though have anchored a 90,000mt ship in the Thames Estuary! I would recommend a 20kg Danforth with 10m of chain and 20m of rope. When on rivers I use a floor mat on the cabin roof to place the anchor close to the helmsman, the other end needs to be made fast at the bow, with the rope/chain combo going outside of all obstructions on the boat. Never had to use in anger, but if you do you need it close at hand and able to deploy without it snagging on anything on your boat. it’s the weight of the anchor and chain that keeps you from drifting, not just the anchor itself. With chain only you need min 3 x the depth of water, rope at least 5 x depth of water.
  14. If you need a new one, spare part number is 710.............. . . . . . . 🤠
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