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TheBiscuits

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  1. How does that work then? Surely leaking Hydrogen is Hydrogen, not Carbon Dioxide!
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  3. You've not been to the Ulverston Canal then?
  4. Bigger rivers and the Manchester Ship Canal are excluded from that definition, probably deliberately.
  5. If you give us a hint which part of the canal you are on we could probably help more - especially if you are near Wheelton ...
  6. Lancaster Canal Glasson Dock - it's not much beach, but it certainly is one. Hest Bank - I only make it as far as the beach when the alehouse is closed Trains to beaches? Short trips from Preston to Lytham & Blackpool, Lancaster to Morecambe. What about Tod Beach? Again it's not technically the seaside but it's popular enough with those who know it ...
  7. I read it as only being a plan rather than having been dug. There's another one linked from there too: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/5cf9dab8-41fc-40da-8852-53eca81d2cd3 CANAL FROM NEWCASTLE TO HAYDON BRIDGE Course of Canal from Newcastle to Haydon Bridge passing through the Northumberland Townships of Newcastle (Town Moor Elswick, Benwell, East Denton, West Denton, Newburn Hall, Walbottle, Newburn, Throckley, Heddon-on-the-wall, Houghton and Close House, Wylam, Horsley, Ovingham, Ovington, Bearl, Bywell St. Peter, East Acomb, Newton Hall, Styford, Thornbrough, Corbridge, Anick, Sandhoe, Anick Grange, West Acomb, Barden, Newbrough and Haydon (near Haydon Bridge).
  8. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/65c4a277-6327-459e-bbc1-bf4db5f4b67e CANAL FROM HEXHAM TO STELLA Course of Canal from Hexham in Northumberland along the south side of the River Tyne. to Stella in Co. Durham, passing through Northumberland parishes and townships of Hexham, Dilston, Corbridge, Riding, Broomhaugh, Broomley, Stocksfield, Mickley, Eltringham, Brudhoe Castle, Wylam.
  9. There's not much joy in them for us hard done by Lancastrians. We used to have Sefton, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, lumps of Cumbria and lumps of Yorkshire. If it carries on like this we'll need a Parish Council not a County Council - probably with one single rose petal as our emblem instead of the whole Red Rose ...
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  11. I've fished dozens of trolleys out of canals, and I've never yet had one with a quid in it. You must have a better class of louts near you!
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  14. Not since they closed in July 2020, no ...
  15. I reckon Rusty's palm callouses would be up to the job ...
  16. First use one of these and about 3 packs of blades. Start using it as soon as the hull is out of the water, still dripping. Don't wait till the next day or even long enough to make a brew, get on with it immediately. https://www.toolstation.com/prodec-advance-titan-heavy-duty-scraper/p75329 Don't try and save a couple of quid on the cheaper handles, they are very uncomfortable to use for long periods and you have to faff with a screwdriver to change blades. DAMHIK ... After the first scrape, wash with a reasonable pressure washer - around 150 bar will do - then scrape again and wash again. That'll get most (95%+) of the old bitumen off if you put enough effort in, although it's easier when it's soft and warm. Then hit the hull with a whole box full of 75mm twisted strand cup brushes - steel not brass - and a 4" angle grinder. As soon as the brush starts getting clogged, fit another one. Don't try and persevere with worn brushes or you'll not be correctly abrading the surface. That'll get nearly all the rest of the bitumen off. I tend to rope other people in to help, two or three extra bodies for a 60' boat means you can rest your arms occasionally! It's seriously hard graft, but you'll be back to mostly bare steel by this point. It's not Swedish Standard Sa2.5, I call it Swedish Chef standard (as done by a Muppet) but it's not fallen off yet. I use Hempel Hempadur 45143 with the cold climate curing agent - even in UK heatwaves it's the one to use. The warm climate curing agent is for use much nearer the equator! I'm on my second lot now, and I couldn't shift the first lot back to bare steel so figured if it won't come off with a 4" razorblade and a cup brush it's stuck to the hull pretty well!
  17. The winners trophy I got was for me to keep. Sue had the trolley back before last year's challenge - I intended to bring it in person but couldn't make it to the challenge so I couriered it to her. You won't need another wooden spoon if Clarrie is entering ...
  18. https://www.butlertechnik.com/downloads/Webasto_Heater_Thermo_Top_C_E_&_Z_Installation_Manual.pdf from https://www.butlertechnik.com/technical_library/thermo-top-c-d27
  19. When you said you didn't like LED tunnel lamps, I thought you'd have something dimmer ...
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