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Liam last won the day on February 14 2014

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  • Birthday 05/02/1985

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  1. I was going to make the same suggestion until I scrolled down and found you'd beaten me to it. So, seconded
  2. Passing through Watford recently, I was following another boat down. As I waited in the lock above to draw the paddles after they'd left, I noticed that the top lock water level had dropped by a good few inches in only a matter of a couple of minutes. I mentioned this to the volunteer and he replied "oh yes a sieve would probably hold more water!". Further down the flight where the locks seperate below the staircase, I offered to go and pull a paddle after the boat ahead had excited meaning my lock full of water would be put to use to fill the next rather than going over the wier... The volunteers reply was "oh well, you probably should but it'll be ok" and emptied the lock out anyway. It is quite frustrating that 2 lock flights such as Watford and Braunston which are very close and should both be easily doable within a day, could possibly have to be broken up into 2 days due to the behaviour of the staff or volunteers. Speaking to another boater at Watford, I found that he'd given up his slot to a hirer who had demands on time to return the boat. I was lucky... 6th boat in the queue at 10 o'clock means I made Braunston in time. However the volunteer was wandering about carrying a chain and padlock at only 2.15pm.
  3. Can't really follow this as wherever you have the engine it will take up room? This is a question that appears a lot. You're pros and cons lies might be the reserve from somebody else's opinion. Just go along the road that's right for you
  4. Must have reopened then, oops sorry! It is a bit hard to knock pins in there due to the size of the coping stones but it's managable to get pins in between...
  5. The Red Lion at Moore shut a few months ago... Your next eatery will be in Stockton Heath. No recommendations off the top of my head but there is a very good chippy - Google "Panny's"
  6. Thanks both for the info
  7. Browsing the CRT archives and I came across these pictures. Can anyone help identify the pair, especially the motor? Captioned as (obviously) an empty and clothed up British Waterways pair passing through the Anderton Boat Lift onto the T&M. It's an interesting picture as they're both empty, yet clothed up and upon leaving the lift, the motor takes the Butty on a line rather than cross straps as I'd have expected? I think there's some text on the motors cloths... but should have gone to specsavers The link to the archive page is... http://collections.canalrivertrust.org.uk/bw200.1.99.39 To me the Butty has the look of one of the cabined Yarwoods LMS station boats about it... but can't make out any other distinguishing features...
  8. "Roach" didn't sell to Chamberlain Carrying Co, he sold out to Charlton Whitehouse Fuels. Chamberlain are continuing to supply some customers on the Llangollen & Shropshire Union. Up until retirement, John & Jenny Jackson supplied many boat and land based establishments with their products for resale. You would find coal bags with "John Jackson Roach" on them all over the system. John and Jenny supplies many coal boats too such as Richard and Ruth (Chamberlain), all of the Jules Fuels fleet and of course myself and others. After all those years building the business to what it is today, must of been a bloody hard decision to make, especially parting with your boat after 30 years of ownership. Best of luck to them both. Time to kick back and take it easy and enjoy retirement now. They certainly deserve it.
  9. The sale went through yesterday. Re-branding taking place today at Crick.
  10. @RLWPWill message you...
  11. Any luck Richard?
  12. Liam

    Worsley Services

    There's also water and elsan disposal at Butt's Bridge - on the offside between the basin and the bridge itself.
  13. Thanks Richard... and if you also have a fuel lift pump let me know and I'll give you a call to arrange
  14. Thanks Richard. Would you know a source for these pushrods at all? Liam
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