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Sammas09

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  1. https://boats-from.co.uk/not-specified/narrow-boat-grace-darling-project-169075 For sale
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  3. Clearly does, has access for just such things...
  4. Anyone know what happened to that other post? It has disappeared off the face of the Internet and I was only on page one.... Was looking forward to reading the rest :/
  5. Sorry can't help but have you got a link for those in your post? I need some windows for a project and I'm liking the look of those arched ones... Thanks
  6. Most boats make it round the bend (wide and narrow beams) so there is no denying that it is not doable. The boats that don't make it are usually going too fast and have an inexperienced person steering.
  7. When you watch original Leeds liverpool short boats (62 x 14ft) rounding the bend with no problems at all you realise that these people in narrow boats that don't make the bend simply can't handle their boat properly. Too many people have adopted the 'contact sport' or the 'im on a steel boat, I can hit what I want without damaging my boat' mentality. You can usually spot these people because they are the ones who 'drive' their boats then 'park' up at night...
  8. If you know it's the pole causing the damage for sure, I'd be going round giving the guy a bill for the repairs... There's too much of this around today on the canal, where I am there is boats moored on a bend. It has happened a lot recently where a boat travelling doesn't make the bend and collides with the moored narrowboats, which should not happen as there is plenty of room... These people that have just struck another boat then just continue on their way coming out with some excuse like 'oh the wind caught me, there was nothing I could do? ¿?'. If they had done that in a car they would be
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  10. please don't bildge pump all that spilt oil into the canal...
  11. Hello, Are you swapping engine like for like? . If so it will be a lot cheaper, no engine mounts to modify
  12. Any pictures??? See how bad it is...
  13. Same here, on a tablet on the desktop version I just used to click on a thread and it would take me down to any new posts which was great as I didn't have to read it all again trying to find out where I was (hard work when threads get over 2 pages). I guess I'll have to get used to clicking blue dots from now on, tbh I didn't even realise that the blue dots did anything on the old site...
  14. I do get an option on the Google Chrome browser to 'request desktop site', and that is the style I prefer however there seems to be no way of making it permanent. Every time I click a new topic or go back a page it swaps back to the mobile version...
  15. Oh ok thanks, i guess I'll have to learn to like it...
  16. Hi there, Was wondering if there is any way to get this new forum software to default to the desktop version on my tablet? I'm on Google Chrome and have an 8 inch screen and prefer the desktop version over the mobile version it seems to have defaulted to. The old site used to always go to the desktop version without changing any of the settings...
  17. Yes that was the opening question but it was only asked because crt denied sanddancers request for moorings at bridge 119. So i was saying that crt will probably not allow new online moorings unless its a marina...
  18. So who is planning on putting moorings here?, unless its a marina or herringbone style moorings, requiring a lot of digging, planning permission, everything, i dont think crt will allow it as they dont want any new on line moorings. Plus there are already a few approved moorings around that area...
  19. My rev counter does this occasionally (maybe once every six month), i solve the problem with a few taps on the glass and it starts working again... ive put it down to a bad connection but havent investigated yet.
  20. Get em covered in your old engine oil, that way they'll last longer that the boat and it costs nothing.
  21. Last summer we stopped in center of skipton, 2am in morning a drunken group, probably just thrown out the local pub, tried entering the boat, i flicked the lights on and they all ran off. 2 mins later, BANG, they had crossed over the canal and had throw a bottle at the boat. Luckily missed the windows and no real damage done. When i went out they had all dissapeared, didnt get a good nights sleep that night. Everytime we stopped in the country side, no problems.
  22. Its like you say, blacking on the base plate is likely to scrape off, especially in shallow canals, so what most boat yards recommend is to just do the sides. What protects the base plate is usually the crud that has built up over the years so if you scrape this off to apply bitumen and then touch the bottom you will be exposing new steel to begin rusting. The reason the sides are done is beacuse they will tend to rust more quickly, especially at the water line. This is because at the water line the steel is constantly getting wet, then drying, with plenty of oxygen about, all of this just pr
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