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sparrowcycles

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    welder,painter, maker
  • Boat Name
    Yeo
  • Boat Location
    moving

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  1. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    i know its not necessarily 'historic' but if youre into them.. https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kayaks-jet-skis/38ft-narrowboat-converted-2017/1304684858
  2. sparrowcycles

    Ruston 3yc bucryus head gasket

    Thanks I will let him know about that! And I will definitely tell him about gaskets to go! Thanks!
  3. sparrowcycles

    Ruston 3yc bucryus head gasket

    Thanks a lot for that, I will pass those contacts on! Interesting, I will let him know all that too, I'm sure he will be interested too!
  4. sparrowcycles

    Ruston 3yc bucryus head gasket

    I there folks, I have a friend who has just has No1 head gasket go on his 3yc, does anyone know a good source for a complete gasket set by any chance? All the best.. s
  5. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Kent for sale on eBay for £9000 now..
  6. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Ah shame, I do get caught up in the romance of finding lost boats Grand, well that would tie in with what I saw in the hold, I shall investigate further when I go up there next, it would certainly be interesting if it was a bcn bottom and footings. I think it's had a lot of different plating to be honest. That does make more sense!
  7. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Great photos, yes it does look like George, I wonder if Tim carter has seen any of those shots? Did they have a sort of climbing frame build atop the hold for the spray person to be positioned on? That's sort of what it looks like to me in the photo.
  8. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    That would make sense, maybe Henry is kicking around somewhere with a flat front then, it would be nice to know where it is. Do you remember what amount of welding he had to do? I noticed when I looked at the footings that they had been replaced but possibly with the chines from a bcn icebreaker or similar.
  9. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Thanks Tim! I will definitely pop in with Prince, or probably Prince and Yeo together. if you're not too busy I might hang around a few more days this time.
  10. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Thanks again Pete, when I am next up where Prince is moored I will check for sure. And I'd it has changed I will let you know! No worries about the improved version then! I wouldn't want you to go through all that when I have the info already! I was very impressed by the level of detail in it by the way. Thanks for that info, Paul, I have heard about some of the converted joshers and it would certainly seem that Prince would have exactly the wrong bow for that sort of work! I will look into it further. I'm not on Facebook but will get a friend to message jay price.
  11. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Ah yes! I had read that online and Paul did say it had a pebble dashing machine mounted in it at some point (the welded mounts are still there) but I hadn't connected that with the anti aircraft gun story! Definitely makes sense. I rather like the name cement Gun Plant No2... Am I right in thinking that very few photos were taken of maintenance boats? It would be good to see how it looked and what version of BW colours it had. Phew, I'm glad you were ok with it being shared, if possible would it be ok to look at the new improved version too? And you say it's a JS3 in there not a JP?
  12. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    I haven't found out very much yet I'm afraid, I confess I haven't put enough hours into the research yet, I did hear a rumour that Prince was once a floating anti aircraft gun platform on the Paddington arm during ww2 now if that were true that would be a fun restoration. I do have a copy of your 'file' for Prince though! Paul Edwards sent me a copy so I have a large list of waterways world pictures to find! Isn't Sweden a wooden anderton motor? I may well be wrong. No it has a JP3 now, with a Blackstone box, it used to have a hydraulic drive off the jp3!
  13. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    That's interesting, and I thought I might be the first, pairing prince with a river class! Everything has always been done before im going to have to track bill blaik down, hopefully he might have a photo or two that he wouldn't mind showing me.
  14. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    It was those sort of thoughts which got the better of me. Thanks Paul, that's good to know, I might see if I can get hold of him somehow, I'm not too far from London.
  15. sparrowcycles

    Historic Boats for sale online

    That would be me. I think it'll make a nice pair with Yeo. While I won't be going to pick Prince up for another month I would be grateful if anyone could point me towards any history or photos of him (doesn't feel right calling Prince a 'her') as there seems very little I can find through a Google search.
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