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  1. We have been lucky enough to be able to moor our boat at this property, on a temporary basis for a number of years. It is a beautiful situation and has stacks of potential - having a paddock that also boarders the canal. It started off life as a coal wharf many years ago. But as you say is marred by the A38, as is this whole stretch of the Trent and Mersey.
  2. http://www.parker-hall.co.uk/property-for-sale/barton-under-needwood/mill-lane-8?propsearch=479e05
  3. The Cotswold Cruising Club, of approx 12 boats are heading for the Chesterfield Canal and are due to travel to Stockwith Friday and Saturday. Therefore today will be a good day to travel to avoid congestion!
  4. What's wrong with the derelict section of the Chesterfield canal. The Norwood flight a good subject I would say ?
  5. smart photo ,but what about the very early three wheeler reliant robin,that would be a show stopper.
  6. Travelled on Anderson lift this August without booking. No problem either down or up. Turned up and got virtually straight onto the lift both times. Most boaters we have talked to have said the same. Only need to book if you are in a dreadful rush and need to know that you can definitely travel when you need to. Wonderful piece of Victorian engineering, not to be missed if you are in the vicinity. Having said that booking of Standedge Tunnel is a different matter due to restriction of number of boats that can go through and days that it is available. Booking on line will be a bonus .
  7. Does anyone know the number for the company at Fradley, that do boat painting? I think they may be called Fradley Marine Services, but they do not come up on Google. Meant to take number last time we floated past, but forgot! Thanks
  8. We always try to use shower facilities where possible, it saves having to fill our tank up! We have also found a vast difference in cleanliness and space / what is provided in the shower. The Lancashire side of the Leeds and Liverpool when we travelled through this year was excellent, but the Yorkshire side were near non existent.
  9. A more recently built wooden narrowboat is Dawn Rose on the Chesterfield Canal, granted it is a cuckoo boat not a boat for living and cruising in. But It did take specialist knowledge from members of the canal trust to build it. Also it will need treating correctly in order to maintain it.
  10. Hi Jim make a gasket out of a piece of lino or floor covering, it works surprisingly well as a gasket.
  11. Another recommendation for AE Woodwards in Hull. Our prop has been there today and come back completely renewed, all dings and misshapes have been removed, it has been reprofiled, balanced and polished, all done while we waited if booked in prior to work, looks good as new. And all for a very reasonable price.
  12. My 3 pot national has its original works plate intact ,on the block opposite the fly wheel and just above where the timing arrow is that points to the fly wheel.
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