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TheBiscuits

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  1. There's only 3 of them between Wigan and Barrowford ... Well 4, but the extra one is permanently open.
  2. Well technically it is a CRT key, but it's a handcuff key not a watermate key
  3. Gloucester & Sharpness would be OK. Getting there is easy enough if you like sailing around Cornwall and up the Severn ...
  4. Note that Runcorn dry dock isn't the same as Dutton dry dock, it's turn right out of Preston Brook not left then right.
  5. There's not much evidence to support that statement though
  6. Runcorn dry dock is nearer than Hesfords to Preston Brook BMBC have a couple of slipways too, so it might be worth talking to them
  7. Well yes, but if we all paid CRT over a thousand quid a month they could probably afford a few more showers too!
  8. Yep, that's exactly how it's done. And the reason I only did the worst one and left the new seals for the others on the Nauticus when I sold it is because it's a right beggar of a job! I taught myself some new four letter words doing the easiest window to get to. The awkward ones didn't get attempted ...
  9. I've had the same model in constant use for 5 years, and I'd buy another if the magic smoke came out. Have you checked all the fuses before you do that though? There are two covers on the back that hide the blade fuses. Also if you have the remote switch and status lights it disables the switch on the inverter when used.
  10. Only complete idiots would try and repair a flood gate whilst the river was in flood! If they're working on the gates and chills they certainly won't want boats going past while they do the job, and they might even need to dewater a section to do the work.
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  13. Fabulous auto-correction! I do hope you meant surveyor ...
  14. Yes there is a secret door that takes a water mate key. If your hose doesn't reach you could always turn the boat round ... True, but Roger Lorenz built at least a couple of narrow boats in Viktoria's hold!
  15. Maybe, but those two are Leeds & Liverpool long boats, being ten feet too long to be L&L short boats. They can't go up Wigan flight and through to Leeds, but can go Liverpool to Leigh on the L&L.
  16. I thought she was running the national test & tracing scheme ...
  17. They're both 70x14 ... Not what I'd call a narrow boat!
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  20. Oh, was he in that recently? I have visions of Tim scraping a hollow into a tree trunk
  21. Don't stop at Silsden then. Carry on a bit further - try Riddlesden and the Marquis of Granby.
  22. I believe @tree monkeys have been spotted in the wild near there
  23. It's worth mentioning that all the insurance companies and all the professional surveyors insist the hull thickness testing is done out of the water.
  24. My favoured professional surveyor thinks they are only any use as a hammer. His ultrasound kit cost quite a few thousand.
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