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BWM

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  1. I'm sure some pubs are quite deliberately run down by putting a stream of sub par tenants to demonstrate a lack of profitability over time, easing change of use, etc.
  2. Thanks for the info, it is great to hear from someone associated with Hawkesbury in the past.
  3. We currently own Hawkesbury and have done since 2013, it would be great to know more about the time spent in your Dad's hands as this period is missing from the folder of information we have.
  4. I was thinking more of filling the concave bit of the flange before it is fitted, it may end up misshapen to fix with it - unless you choose a foam that has minimal expansion.
  5. You could try a dense adhesive/expanding foam applied as a bead on the inside of the flange (before fitting), then cut it back to give a flat surface to fix and a little extra strength.
  6. I'd imagine that the metalwork would create a lot of turbulence and drag!
  7. I'm not sure cherry picking one element of my post is adding much to the discussion, and picking India as an example of lawlessness isn't much of a comparison as you could find similar madness on roads across the globe - are suggesting a totalitarian approach? The encouragement of shouting and berating bought about by unenforced signage is hardly a solution either. Physical barriers can only limit the enjoyment of less abled people and are known to be a major problem in some areas because the bottleneck allows muggers to take advantage of the enforced delay. 'Secondly,
  8. It isn't difficult to be courteous on the towpath and i think at times users of all kinds have the capacity to be a pain, but cyclists have a special responsibility to other users as they present the biggest risk - with the exception of the odd bozo tying across the towpath or the irresponsible positioning of pins. Signs and codes are not the answer, as the general anarchy on roads by all of its users will confirm. I think Crt and others lobbying Sustrans, cycling press and even a return to the public information type broadcast may help, but i think the main issue is widespread selfishn
  9. The holes in the uppers of Crocs are only there to allow what's left of your dignity to drain out.
  10. 4" blade scraper will be quicker and a bonus of less dust, followed by a small knotted cup brush - bigger is not better with these as the larger ones vibrate badly. You are unlikely to be able to retain much of the underlying paint using anything capable of removing the top layers.
  11. That's good to know, i wonder how many owners of these boats are aware of this - there are two boats locally and i will definitely inform them in case they don't. The full length cabin is outside of their specified alterations, and the other narrow boats being discussed were built with such a cabin in place - i have secured the discount for Hawkesbury as it retains the original timber back cabin, riveted engine room and the 5 metres behind the cratch assembly have been returned to its original state.
  12. It would be nice to see some encouragement to keep some of the early recreational narrow boats, i.e., Rugby, Harbourer, etc. in original condition.
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  14. It may have been a form of warning for the turning propeller below, which wasn't present on a butty or horse boat.
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