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36national

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  1. 36national

    Too much solar?

    the sun is recharging over winter dats why we dun get no solar till spring innit
  2. and your expertise is what ?
  3. I personally am sure that mad harold has greater insight than the others BECAUSE he has had the same problem and dealt with it just as im also aware that polishing / filtration is an option there seems to be little point in spending 70 quid polishing eighty quids worth of diesel the swan thing was a joke Im off to eat baby on a stick
  4. I have a had 60 foot boat on the leeds and liverpool for the last 2 years (y can add 2 feet if you count the fenders) I ve never been west o Barrowford so I can'tcomment, but from Barrowford to Leeds I know length is not a problem for a 60 foot boat .The canal was designed for 62 foot boats. Theres places where I expect to get a bit damp going down in the locks (everywhere but it won't sink y boat) and if you have an open front deck its gonna get wet going up. I think the shortest lock on that stretch is Lock 39 at Bank Newton but the middle Lock of 3 rise is also a good candidate. Its not like a massive drenching but plan for getting a tad wet . Its easily doable in a 60 foot boat, By the way The LeedsLliverpool is the nicest canal in the country
  5. thankyou for your posts, Im fully aware that there is water emulsified in the aforementioned diesel, and if you read the original post properly then you would also be fully aware that the aforementioned water emulsified diesel is no longer in the aforementioned diesel tank. The original post quite specifically solicited information about what is best do be done wit aforementioned said diesel so treat it (with what advice please) burn it anyway (well the engine was running fine on it and mad harold the only sensible responder out of 16 says "YEA" (but he might be mad)) dump it on a swan's nest at midnight along with the contents of my elsan
  6. My friend has 100 litres of red diesel which looks like this. (photo nicked from a related thread) Her engine has been running fine with it but due to the cloudiness we have removed the diesel from the fuel tank. Should she put it back and use it, can it be treated and cleared or should she dispose of it? What are the chances of engine damage if she uses it ? The engine in question is a Kingfisher so quite old.
  7. and bridge 189 seems to be left open and looks like its falling in bits
  8. All the swing bridges are closed for boats with the possible exception of a footbridge just north of Bingley which Nicholsons says is fixed open (it isnt and was closed last time I passed). A couple of the automated ones are a mare for the single hander, (controls on the offside) the manual ones have recovery chains (unless they come off in which case too late, how sad, too bad).
  9. 100 yards the gargrave side of gawflat swing bridge is good usually a few other boats there 14 day towpath moorings with pins or nappy pins, between gawflat and brewery swing is also 14 days with pins or rings, a bit buisier but still quiet . the leeds side of brewery swing is 3 days in the boating season but still relatively quiet, it gets a bit noisier past springs branch but its skipton not the bronx. Skipton is a lot safer than most places, I heard of a boat getting cast off last year (dont even know if its true) but theres that many boaters about that someone would just tie it back up. Ive never seen any vandalism. More out of the way, the skipton side of Thorlby swing you can get on for about 100 yards past the landing after the little gate before depth (my boat draws 2 feet six) and the Leeds and Liverpool shelf become an issue and also drive down the track and park next to your boat. There you just get dog walkers and cyclists. If you dont mind parting with a few quid Niffany farm might be worth a ring, offside mooring by Niffany swing bridge they have many spaces this time of year as peeps are off cruising and might do a short term let.
  10. 36national

    36national

  11. There are paid lockies on the Bank Newton flight on the L&L between March and October. They also look after the 6 locks through Gargrave.
  12. a bit like the useless little staircase landing in Faulty Towers where they're taken up to a higher level and back down to the same level. ive spent 40 years wondering about thaT
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