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Barry

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  1. "Lucky Man" - One of my Desert Island Discs Great talent
  2. The Hobbit Part 3 "The Battle Of The Five Bumholes"
  3. 80 quid is a bit strong for Lemontoes and I Me? I'd be happy to find somewhere to have a drink and I don't mind if I'm in bed for 10 unless there's some half way decent company
  4. Not a bad day's work for an unmotivated person then
  5. Roving traders need to get to the next floating market, fair, festival, selling venue
  6. Barry

    14 Day Rule

    Having never read one perhaps I should try a new reading experience
  7. October? Leaves on the prop without a doubt Quick burst of revs in reverse would have cleared it. In narrow, shallow, places dropping the revs is always good because high revs will drag the bottom down etc reducing hydrodynamic efficiency so yes you are right about that. The bloke behind you? his job is to maintain his distance or offer a positive solution - not risk pushing you into an error He was a pillock
  8. Barry

    14 Day Rule

    Itjust gets worserer and worserer
  9. Barry

    14 Day Rule

    Its not that. I thought you'd spelt illiterate wrong. You hadn't. I cocked up
  10. Just tried to register so I can vote and it says it find the page ETA - Tried again. My votes have been cast
  11. I have had a Bosch router (green one) for twenty five years or so. Used it for occasional DIY stuff as you intend. And have been very happy with it. It came with some bracketry and guides that I have actually never used. I am unsure what you mean by 1/4 and 1/2 inch tools. Do you mean the diameter of the tool shank? My router takes 1/4 inch shanked tools of which there are loads available from various sources. I tend to buy single tools as I need them rather than sets. Individually more expensive but cheaper than buying a boxfull some of which you may never use. For your intended use, and if you were to go with Bosch, I would go with green given the cost of the blue range. I find a useful guide when deciding what to buy is to have a look on Amazon and read the reviews Edited to add - Just been to check and mine is actually from the blue range (POF50) so all I said above about the difference between the two Bosch ranges might be waffle I may not have helped
  12. Barry

    Bow Fenders

    Oh I don't know NC is having a whole lot of fun winding narrowboat (sewertube) owners up and is succeeding admirably with her silly statements Alan, I'm afraid, has fallen for it He hasn't been driven away
  13. Barry

    Rats?

    My money would be on fighting mink
  14. Yes I agree. You can see how failure to acknowledge an effort by a forum member can lead to "why should I care".
  15. Barry

    Bow Fenders

    Fair enough NC I think a large part of it might be tradition. A lot of boat owners, concerned with how their boats look would prefer a rope fender and would faint at the prospect of replacing a rope fender with a tyre. I can't see see you hanging tyres on your boat, for instance. Some (a few) boaters are happy to use a tyre as a fender Using a rubber strip, especially if done neatly might be a happy compromise - especially if you consider that the smooth inner surface of a tyre is much less likely to snag on small protuberances on a lock gate than a rope fender I can see the sense in it
  16. Barry

    Bow Fenders

    I'm guessing it's to make the expensive rope fenders last longer NC. By having a thin, tough, cheap, sacrificial layer protecting the rope shock absorbing fender, that fender need not be replaced anywhere near as often
  17. Variation on a theme that I've not heard before
  18. Saw it on facebook and wondered how it bog the system down completely Now I know
  19. Not a bad looking sack barrow there
  20. I am with you there Athy, 100%.
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