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sarahavfc last won the day on October 17 2017

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  • Birthday 05/21/1985

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    Lamprey & Elmwood

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  1. Not a problem. I just wanted to make it clear that it perhaps wasn't the best example of a "the seller never to be seen again😂" situation.
  2. Not quite, the owner has owned the boat for 8 years, she has known that it is in need of hull works for some time and her move to land has prompted her to sell the boat. With this in mind she approached me about doing the works on the boat to get it ready for sale. I suggested she had the boat surveyed to understand the extent of the works required, which she did. The works needed are extensive and I advised the owner that the cost would be in the region of £12-15k. Based on this she made to the decision to sell. Both the owner and I have tried to be as upfront and honest about the condition of the boat as we can, which is why we have made the full hull survey available online so that potential purchasers can make a decision with a clear idea of what works are needed.
  3. It looks to me like it’s the work of Colin Clarke, it’s almost identical to a can I have that was painted by him.
  4. Vladimir Chorbadzhiev is excellent, I would highly recommend him.
  5. According to my firefighter friend who was in attendance, the boat had a number of helium tanks on board, the small ones you get in shops for blowing up balloons. He also said that the port hole didn’t need to be smashed as the sealant had melted and they just pushed the glass inside.
  6. Speak to Steve Priest at Brinklow, he’s doing one at the moment for a friend of mine.
  7. 3 or 4” radius are the most common, but it varies depending on the manufacturer.
  8. Millscale won’t develop after blasting, you may get a little flash rust, but that’s easily removed. It looks as though you’ve got one of two things, microblistering or solvent pop. There’s plenty written online about the two. I’d be more worried if it were microblistering as it will only get worse. Hope this helps.
  9. Try Heart of England Narrowboats, which run out of my yard, Glascote Basin. They have just added Thames Valley to the fleet and have repainted and re-named it “Dusk til Dawn”. The boat only arrived last month and we have managed to get it ready for them earlier than anticipated so there are quite a few weeks available at the moment, but they are booking quickly.
  10. Hi Alan, I am not sure if there is much truth in this rumour, I feel it may have come about because someone recently commented on a facebook brokerage advert of mine from about 4 years ago, which put the advert onto a number of peoples timelines. Sarah
  11. I do sell diesel, but I have only got a small tank so tend to just sell it to our moorers and use it for our own equipment.
  12. I’m looking at Stokie as we speak, it’s owned by a friend of mine. PM me and I’ll give you further info. Sarah
  13. You want one of the nice late Yarwoods Boats with forged skegs and balanced rudders. Light as a feather and the elegance of a Josher. Perfect!
  14. That was my thoughts too, but I was told at the funeral that’s where they were going. Very strange as LH was very anti CRT museums as they have lost some of his items in the past. I did offer to organise a project to make his archive available to enthusiasts, but there was no interest from the family and was told it was going to Gloucester, so I left it at that.
  15. I believe his archive is being given to the Waterways Museum at Gloucester. The man who would know what has happened to it is Bob Williams of Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust. PS. I have a length or two of Barley Twist that Laurence gave to me.
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