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  1. On 15/10/2014 at 11:37, Paul H said:

    The Barrington Narrow Boat Co advertised that they would be hiring boats out of Stenson in the 1974. Is this the same company or just the same man? Their boats were to be based on Springers with a higher than average spec fit out but as they were advertising 8-10 berth boats I hope some of them were over 47ft! The adverts were very lavish and professional for the time but I wonder if this perhaps earlier business ever properly got off the ground.

     

    Paul

    purchased Juniper when he sold off the fleet. 58 ft ten berth!! Sabb engine. At the time he took one down to Little Venice for those in the South who wished to view. When purchased the first cruise was from Stenson to Fradley moorings.

  2. On 27/10/2018 at 14:28, Paul H said:

    To be pedantic that’s the Malvern.

    Only the front end is the original Australia as the stern after decades sunk in the flashes in Cheshire was too far gone to restore.

    Paul

    ah I did not know that, but I assume that I am right in thinking it is the same butty as in the video, the topic of the thread

  3. On 17/10/2018 at 18:22, Halsey said:

    That would be me then!

    Looking good and pretty much as she did when we "saved" her from her previous life as Marcel with the help of Andy Russell☺️

    I try my best!!...she was very well behaved this Summer during my 500 odd mile trip

    On 17/10/2018 at 21:40, Halsey said:

    That's me ………………………..hi!☺️

    and Hi from me...

    On 17/10/2018 at 17:16, magnetman said:

    I saw it on the upper thames earlier this year near Oxford and was intrigued to note that the stern appears to be "Northwich" ie Yarwoods style motor stern in that it has 3 tunnel bands whereas the front is the back of a H&W butty. It would seem more logical to replicate the stern of a "Woolwich" motor when using part of a "Woolwich" boat. Its a nice boat though and the stern is very well executed as is the steel cabin. 

    Hello, good to meet you on the Thames this year. All the best.

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  4. On 22/09/2018 at 02:27, clifton321 said:

    Hi, Ian Clifton was uncle.

    this is a long shot but curious if anyone on here has any information regarding his work on this boat and others.

    and pictures or details would be massively appreciated and id love to do it for my dad as we don't have many things to remember him by.

    thanks in advance 

    Hi, Ian Clifton was uncle.

    this is a long shot but curious if anyone on here has any information regarding his work on this boat and others.

    and pictures or details would be massively appreciated and id love to do it for my dad as we don't have many things to remember him by.

    thanks in advance 

    Marcellus (the stern end) moored in Limehouse this Summer....during the 'big loop'

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  5. 22 hours ago, pete harrison said:

    TOW is one of the 'River Class' buttys built for the south eastern division to replace the ageing large Ricky's. These boats are often referred to as 'blue tops' as their holds were covered by a series of blue fibreglass covers, each about 4 feet in length and speeded up the clothing up procedure considerably - although they were not without their shortcomings.

    TOW went on to serve in the fleet of Birmingham and Midland Canal Carrying Company Ltd. before returning to British Waterways Board who converted it to a tanked mud hopper, and it remains as such today :captain: 

    Is TOW the same type as 'KEW' that I spotted recently?

  6.  

    i have given you the pantone numbers for the colours in the previous post, why not just go out and get it mixed? Any good paint supplier will do that and make the paint specific for the job.

    Yes thanks for that I have taken a note. Sorry I did not acknowledge. Regards

  7. Craftmaster do a Union Blue which is the correct match for the darker but not a Grand Union Pale blue on the current web site. I wrongly chose wedgwood blue first off as it looked correct on the web site but not in reality.

    Many thanks for the link.

    Evidently craftsmaster still have the colour on file but do not list it on the web site.

    Thanks for all of your help etc.

    Regards

  8.  

    Link please!

     

    Via flickr

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/plw1053/

    I found these in Facebook narrowboat photography https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1164986820219657&type=1

     

    If that does not work see below

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1164986820219657&type=1

    Just a few of my pictures from the weekend. Obviously there are more from Sunday than Saturday due to the weather!

     

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    Nutfield by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Saturday Weather by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Nutfield by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Ron Withy by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Pilot by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Southern Cross by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Sickle by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Kildare by Ian, on Flickr

     

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    Towy by Ian, on Flickr

     

    Complete set here https://flic.kr/s/aHskD87pnG

     

     

    Great photos

    Regards

    Paul

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