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  1. In 2017 it came to a rally that i organised so I can confirm that at that date it was called Gibson Beans. Mark who was / is the owner did explain the name but I have long since forgotten Steve
  2. He definatly built more than one, my brother has one built by him in the early eighties, it was named Baltic when purchased and was 45ft long, now stretched and recabined.
  3. Was it Bailey Manion? who I remember having a boat called Ratty Steve
  4. Ladybank is now a nearly new boat having been completey renewed between the engine room bulkhead and the bow by Ian Kemp during 2018/19
  5. The MCB's are not speced as suitable for DC supply https://www.hager-me.com/products/energy-distribution/protection-devices/mcbs/mcbs-onekonekt-mcn/mcn125/47712.htm
  6. The spec sheet for the relays is here https://www.willow.co.uk/RG25.pdf 12v DC relay has a coil restance of 85ohms so current is 0.141 amp
  7. Lock 1W on the huddersfield and the end of navigation at that time, the photographs were probably taken at the time of one of the tameside festivals, the second boat in the pictures is Pensax and is the same one as in post 8 by captain birdseye
  8. He was there when we came up in August in the heat of the summer he was wearing a tee shirt wraped round his waist facing forward pinny style and nowt else.
  9. The location is about 100yards past Chubbs bridge towards Stourbridge, there was always a scour there as the road drains emptied into the canal at that point. Dane was owned at that time by the Parsons brothers, I thinks its Richard on the helm, Dane made the journey through the Stourbridge Canal a couple of times in the early 60's before its restoration, taking up to 2 days to do about 5 miles, I was sometimes put on the back being the lightest person to manipulate the controls whilst everyone else pulled on ropes to get it over the scours, my first experiance steering a 70 footer, At 9/10 ye
  10. There are some visitor moorings just above the last narrow lock before the river, there were boats there last summer when i passed through, I was told Asda was just behind the buildings, if you are lucky there will be some moorings on the river before Beckets Park lock near to Morrisons. I stopped in Northampton Marina as the friends who we were travelling with preferred the safety of a marina. It all seemed very quiet despite the fact taht there was a festival in the park.
  11. (Now we just need to fix the temperamental starter motor i.e. half hearted engagement. With 59 ohms in circuit between the battery and starter, the wiring and switching is the first place to start.) Also make sure that the starter hasen't moved back a little in its mounting, to large a gap also causes mis engagement problems, 59 ohms resistance in the circuit certainly won't help especially if you are on 12 volt. Does your starter have an oil plug in the nose end? depending on the original application of the starter it may be on the bottom. Toping up the oil will also help as the
  12. It may clear itself after a period of running as the oil mist works it way up and everwhwere gets a coating.
  13. Probably caused by a slightly dry rack and quadrents, the amount of rack movent required to maintain a steady tickover is miniscule so any stickyness causes overshoot. Manualy oil the rack where it exits the pump body at both ends, and work the rack backwards and forwards, you may have to remove a plate at the front end of the pump, If you have the slotted screw in the front cover pump some oil in as well, if not I find it better to remove the cover and cold start assembly and oil everything directly, Steve
  14. A few years ago there was a purge on boats not displaying the regestration number, probably at the time that they were introducing the hand held computer boat logging system. I have an end of garden mooring and due to previous vandalism keep the boat completly sheeted over so the number is not visible. I recived a letter to the correct address with the boat name and number on telling me I shoud be displaying the number, in a fit of pique I painted it on the sheets as big as I could make it and then got asked if they could use a photograph of it to encourage others to follow suit. I am now
  15. 1+ probably means that the voltage reading is out of range for the selected range selection (20V?) so move it up to the next setting probably 200V
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