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Joe Bourke

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  • Birthday 10/06/1954

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  1. Just remember that when the Red Mist descends there's probably a smart phone ready and waiting to capture it in all its glory. Perhaps seeing the smart phone deterred the skipper of the cruiser from doing something even worse, who knows. It is also worth bearing in mind that another "innocent" craft might have been approaching that bend and put in a very dangerous situation. Remember there are more paddleboarders, kayakers, and personal watercraft users than ever before on the waterways. Seeing footage like this has made ME less likely to feature in a future "You've Been Framed" episode. Hopefully. 😁
  2. I am sorry Duncan i missed this post. I only saw it because someone mentioned it on your query about going up the Trent. Of course this response might well be way way too late. If I couldn't get work done on my boat on the Ancholme i would consider Hull Marina and the 2 Goole marinas first. All are easier to get to than Thorne. If you are intending to get onto the main canal system anyway, I would probably go to Goole and then onwards, but of course Stanilands Marina at Thorne via Keadby is the other option. All the afore mentioned marinas have blacking facilities. As for stern gland packing and welding of mounts both can be done in the water where you are. Leaving the Ancholme is a daunting task, but not insurmountable. Get someone experienced to lend a hand. South Ferriby to Hull, Keadby, or Goole are only short trips, and very pleasant in the right weather, and correctly planned.
  3. I've just dug out my ships log book. We had come up the Humber from Spurn and locked in at South Ferriby and the River Ancholme for a couple of days before proceeding inland, ultimately to Nottingham. It was July, 2013. We turned North (to Port) along the bank to get around the island and onto the correct channel. We locked out of S. Ferribly at 1320. HW predicted at 1602. Passed Apex (Trent Falls) 1415 Keadby. 1515 W. Stockwith. 1638 Arrived Torksey. 1825 I must emphasise that we had up to date ABP Charts, we were always navigating on a rising tide, and had depth finder, vhf, etc. As already mentioned ships may well be maneuvering at the various wharves up the Trent at that state of the tide. They weren't that day, maybe it was a little early on the tide. We were always on the relevant VHF Channels and had contacted VTS. We passed some groups of narrowboats further up the Trent that had left Keadby and W.Stockwith so that confirmed to us we were right in our timings. We aren't a great deal faster than a narrowboat being heavy displacement. We have a 4ft draught.
  4. Some trying to come, but because no-one is leaving there is no room at the inn. 😁
  5. I am quite surprised that there has not been more untying of ropes on the Goole visitor moorings now that restrictions on moving have been relaxed. It still has the same boats there that have been resident for months and some have been there for almost a year. I would say that 80% of the visitor moorings are taken by overstayers/continuous moorers. Perhaps some rules and laws are only for others. Outraged by the acts of other boaters while finding reasons they themselves don't need to comply, or adhere to.
  6. Yes it's the very same. The River Don was diverted by the Dutch, hence the name. The course of it altered from Stainforth to the Ouse.
  7. Another shot of Goole. Viking Marina is top left. On the left hand side of the canal is the Dog & Duck commercial moorings. Right hand side of the canal is the visitor moorings, adjacent to Goole Boathouse.
  8. Goole Boat House Marina. The Docks and River Ouse in the distance. The Aire & Calder Canal to the left, and the Dutch River (Don) to the right.
  9. Regarding the relay. Couldn't you use the existing cables to the relay and bigger supply cable from somewhere like a pump or whatever in that area?
  10. I'd be tempted to use a relay. 😁
  11. Maybe, but often right. However I don't have a horse in this race.
  12. I recommend going on Thunderboat and asking Tony Dunkley. I understand he's banned off here. He's mentioned this thread and I have to say he's not too impressed by the advice you're getting Ian. 😁
  13. You can buy spare battery isolator keys or using the technical term "elephant ears". Look on ebay to see if they are the ones you mean.
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