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Boaty Jo

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About Boaty Jo

  • Birthday 02/19/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lancashire

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Woodworker / writer
  • Boat Name
    Now boatless, formerly Vrouwe Johanna, 'M' and Gift of Spirit
  • Boat Location
    Was Belgium / Whixall

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    joandjannamay
  • Website URL
    http://abargeatlarge.co.uk

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  1. Boaty Jo

    Unusual prop

    Helped move an old boat a few years ago which had an unusual propulsion system. The prop was attached to the big rudder. Known, I think, as a bouteur in french (type of sculling propeller in English?) I've just come acrross these photos which may be of interest
  2. You've probably looked on the web but there are couriers who specialize in 'fragile' goods?? Steve Davies (snooker player) used to visit my mate in Todmorden, both were record collectors.
  3. Overplating or re-plating an old tjalk, that may well be iron, is a pretty specialist business. To consider: A lot of overplating adds extra weight and some consider removing the old plate better so moisture is not trapped between the skins. Tjalks have a soft-chine and flat bottom so getting the profile of the steel right is important. I saw them bend metre-long sections in a big press then offer them up to be welded. In France where I saw it they charged by the metre but can't remember the price - not cheap. I suggest you get specialist advice, perhaps start by joining the Dutch Barge Association
  4. + fitting!? Our beta was green and slightly underpowered for our 57 footer (unless the prop was all wrong)
  5. May I suggest yo get an expert in to look at your set up before you set the boat on fire.
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  7. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009404195247&__tn__=%2CdC-R-R&eid=ARAsS04FNGYTnuzNAJNQyOBrmB6ncWjTmsMIrmviINtriWKtJ6B2vvModzpluZL-36_zVH6t5laKua36&hc_ref=ARQwwI31d_-TbhlGho8h5uhb4st4EIoVGfNsrAboY2muNamK9Xw-q6WYVu9I2k9fn6c&fref=nf This guy posts on Facebook, looks to be very good.
  8. Best sell it with a disclaimer... 'If this boat blows up and destroys neighbouring boats on the over-crowded Regents Canal because the doer upper didn't know what he was doing, it's your own fault.'
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  13. They are tried and tested as holiday boats but like many GRP and steel cruisers are not really geared up for winter living. They'll probably have a heater of some sort but unlikely man enough for 24/7. And is the insulation up to it? We experienced minus double figures in Burgundy and saw some boats with so much condensation they looked to be drowning fron the inside.
  14. I put this together a few years ago for someone. Pretty much up to date but it may give you food for thought... http://abargeatlarge.co.uk/articles/Looking for a barge/index.html
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