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  1. It was for the name on the side of the cabin Nine letters all upper case sent in detail as the word all in capitals asking for Ariel bold 14cms high times two. I was responding to the previous comment that you have to have a care when choosing the provider. Does anyone know where to get good stencils?
  2. This is very timely for me as I have spent the last few weeks trying to decide whether to use vinyl or try to find a stencil producer. I ordered letters from one on ebay and they came back far too large and with a gap between the letter and its shadow which I did not ask for. The seller told me that was how all boats have them done so I should be happy. I ordered from another on ebay and the letters came back of differing heights - I asked for 14cms high but they arrived with a full 5mm between the height of the shortest and highest! The seller told me that was normal !! I couldn't find a removeable stick-on stencil maker so decided as a compromise to get simple lettering and paint the shadow on myself so they loked good but not the false perfection that some vinyl lettering can appear. Does anyone know where to get good stencils?
  3. I always liked his page in the mag but now there is no doubt that I agree with the OP. There I've said it...……………...
  4. Without going through this whole thread, did anyone mention ROSE Narrowboats which I understand make very good water cans and if you have them painted by Christine, you will have an antique of the future.
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  6. Can I further complicate matters by asking (assuming we ignore America) are we talking British long ton or British short ton or EU tonne as they are all different weights!
  7. A National with Electric Start ? Wouldn't touch such heresy.
  8. Thanks for reply. Is it my computer or is that colour closer to raddle red than dark maroon?
  9. Can anyone tell me where I can buy some Maroon paint as used on GUCCC boats in WWll
  10. Please put it back to what it was. I was not aware we all had to vote on something that has changed what we are used to.
  11. Cambridge English Dictionary : barge noun [ C ] uk /bɑːdʒ/ us /bɑːrdʒ/ i a long boat with a flat bottom, used for carrying heavy objects on rivers or canals So if it doesn't carry a heavy object then it can be a narrowboat?
  12. I came from a CRT bankside employee.
  13. A rumour is going round that there is a serious breach of the Oxford Canal at Barby. Does anyone have details?
  14. My you do have bad luck. And you are so upset again. We should of course all be charitable toward you as I assume one sad reason behind your grumpiness is that you never got the news of your father that you search for.😢
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