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sniffy

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  1. sniffy

    Middlewich Branch breach - Shropshire Union

    Not being a canal engineer - is that clay on top of sand then ?, presume with some kind of outer retainer ?
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    Big sofa, little door...

    My wife insisted on two Next sofas, no chance of getting into the boat so un-picked the back cloth, cut the backrest uprights at 45degrees and got the sofas in, then used two pieces of drilled flat bars for each upright, fastened with self tappers and then retensioned and re-stapled the back cloth together, took about an hour each sofa
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    Sailaway

    We bought a sail-away with extras last year from Lymm Marina, we had all the electrics, plumbing, bathroom and pump out toilet fitted. I fitted the Kitchen, flooring, bedrooms and storage areas etc, fitted all the other bits such as pipe covers and painted inside. This took a full week off work several weekends and 2/3 nights a week over about 6 weeks. I did it this way to ensure we got the boat we wanted rather than buying a pre-owned boat and then changing it 1 year on I'm still doing all sorts of bits to it, I've painted the outside and all deck fittings are on, but the important thing for me was that we could use it properly within about two months of taking delivery All costing well within the OP's budget !!
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    Waxis on the Bridgewater

    I Cruised into Manchester at the week-end and met with the Waxis coming out of Manchester, I think its been mentioned before but I was surprised at how fast it travels, huge wake that flooded the towpath and had walkers having to get out of the wash, it also left my prop out of water in the troughs as we passed. Outboard looks bigger that 70horses to me I assume it needs to be quick to make this financially viable but it cant be right, Does the 4mph not apply to commercial traffic, I know its good to bring people onto the canal but this cant be good for the canal itself - can it ?
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    Bridgewater Waxis

    I Cruised into Manchester at the week-end and met with the Waxis coming out of Manchester, I think its been mentioned before but I was surprised at how fast it travels, huge wake that flooded the towpath and had walkers having to get out of the wash, it also left my prop out of water in the troughs as we passed. I assume it needs to be quick to make this financially viable but it cant be right, Does the 4mph not apply to commercial traffic, I know its good to bring people onto the canal but this cant be good for the canal itself - can it ?
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    Running engine etiqeutte

    Speaking as the OP, I am amazed at the response to what I thought was a fairly straight forward question !! Thanks for all the responses, supportive and not, and for opening my eyes to how a forum like this works All enlightening thank-you !!
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    Running engine etiqeutte

    Morning all, As Jamboat describes it would be the same area close to the recycling unit. To clarify, from mooring to the point of the knock on roof would have been no more than 15 minutes, I had cruised for 2 hours so no need to run for charge etc, just was doing other things and would have turned off the engine when the fire was in and burning. I would be fairly certain that the exhaust would not be heard inside the house as its behind bushes and fence and down a slope, and at that time going dark, would also doubt he was in the garden The man was forthright but not aggressive but to the point that it was an order rather than a request. I'm wondering if that why the mooring spot was vacant !! Thanks for you comments, its good to see other viewpoints for consideration if it happens again
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    Running engine etiqeutte

    Question from a newbie - moored up at Stockton heath at 6.30pm last Friday, had tied up and was lighting the fire leaving the engine running for approximately 15 minutes. I was disturbed by heavy knocking on the roof and a householder telling me to turn the engine of its disturbing people. I first thought it was a boater, but the nearest boat was three boat lengths away, stepped out to see him retiring down the banking into his house - was opposite the London bridge about 200 yards towards Lymm Was I wrong to have the engine running ?
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    William Henry Cowburn

    Many years ago a train ran into a road tanker and carbon disulphide was leaked all over the entrance to the Trafford park site, until demolision a few years ago the trees and bushes around that area thrived like nowhere else on the park, apparently the chemical fertilised the ground Most likely not good for horses though !!
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    Tiller judder

    First post on here, so forgive me if I've missed the point, but does the rudder shaft have a camber angle? with a car it helps the wheels "self centre" and wonder if this was a consideration along with leading and trailing edges of the rudder itself ?
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