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  1. Some before and after pics getting there even though been laid off with Covid. I have also done the sign writing. Came out pretty good, if I say so myself.
  2. I started out doing it that way but chickened out. I will need ne reading glasses on to match up the lines.. The colour scheme is much brighter than I imagined but not really as bright as in photos.. just the camera lighting. However it's bright now and not miserable as before. Paint went on quite easy as weather wasn't warm and no wind. Its now had 2 coats. Needs flatting down and a thin top coat next. All paint from pdi paints in Stoke
  3. I was going to paint the white coach line first but thought the white coach paint would show brush marks. So I'm going to have to mask up over the red n blue.
  4. No that's the finished boat. I think it looks wonderful. And easy to touch up.
  5. I'm finding craftmaster raddle red t too expensive @ £30 a liter. I'd probably need 10 liters...
  6. I always thought raddle red is red oxide. It is with craftmaster paints.
  7. I am just about to start painting my boat. I saw a new boat that was painted in red oxide three quarters the way down then blue gloss at the stern. It's a tug named Duke that I saw on Youtube. I'm thinking of either going for that look or satin black. Then glossy grey at stern. Anybody here painted there boat in redoxide or satin as a finish?
  8. yes I go that one in Eturia, last time it was 28 but not sure now
  9. I am guessing that gas refills have shot up since the gas price increase? I was considering swapping my bottles to LPG using FloGas just called for a price of a refill and it was £36! What are you all currently paying?
  10. He isn't in RCR, and they wont tow him if he joins now. I think pulling it would be too much for a 73 year old bloke in this heat. its a fair way to the basin from where he is.
  11. Hello, I am requesting help for my Father who is stuck someone near Manchester. His Engine is unrepairable and he is totally stuck. He is asking if there is any good Samaritans near by that could help tow him through the Ashton flight to get to Portland Basin, where he can have the boat taken out of the water. He is willing to pay for help. He is really stuck now and can't get any help unless the boat is removed from the canal. His boat is a small 24 foot springer Please PM me if you are able to help him.
  12. He called him first off, but he's busy moving a dutch barge
  13. blown and urepairable as in shattered, bits of crank casing smashed.. hope this is descriptive enough. I did state that he is looking for a new engine, hence the original post. blown as in shattered, bits of crank casing smashed.. hope this is descriptive enough. I did state that he is looking for a new engine, hence the original post.
  14. This question was directed more to people who may of been in a similar circumstance and owned a waterbug. It is a bit of an emergency seeing as he is stranded near the city centre.
  15. My Father has a 24 foot springer water bug. He is currently stranded in Manchester on the Ashton canal by the locks. (not a particularly safe place I would image?) His engine is a 2 cylinder Thornycroft and has blown and un-repairable. I have been trying to help source a new engine but I am told that the Thornycroft 2 cylinder is impossible to find now and the 3 cylinders are too big for his boat. I was told that a Yanmar 2 cylinder will fit. I have manged to find one with a gear box. Can anyone confirm that the Yanmar will fit? Is a Thornycroft 3 cylinder definitely too big? Recommendations on a willing and able engineer to help him?
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