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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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    Trading on the Bridgewater Canal
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  1. That is also deep enough to let you get near the bank.
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  3. Hi David, Yes that's right. Ariel returned to service in August 2019 and has been working hard since
  4. That's what you get for not reading the full thread. Whoops! Having a 15ft hold won't really carry any substantial weight unless you seriously want to nose dive. If I get too carried away loading Ariel up forward without putting any at the stern end, the propeller soon comes up to say hello!
  5. Ariel is 50ft, but due to a smaller than average engine room it means the hold is exactly 30ft long. I can put on about 12 ton which although doesn't get anywhere close to a full length boat, is fine with me as the added advantage of manoeuvrability and being able to turn around mid canal (Bridgewater) is a definite benefit.
  6. Are you sure on the year? Seems a bit early for a HA2.
  7. It's not a Bridgewater number, they are only 4 digits (numbers) long, prefixed by the letter B. Example B1234.
  8. Seconded. And with the attitude that the tunnel keepers had towards bookings via email, I don't think it will be too much longer before normality resumes. Fingers crossed.
  9. A pair of BCN boats... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274466621778
  10. The Bridgewaters main source of water was from the River Medlock, but not used so much now due to its polluted state.
  11. Yes he's still an enforcement officer.
  12. I booked in on Wednesday about 4pm looking for the 2pm slot on Thurs. Nope was the reply we're very busy it will have to be 12 noon on Thursday. Rather an inconvenience as I had just come out of Kings Lock. I exited Lock 42 at 11am, but unfortunately the sunken boat meant I didn't get to the tunnel mouth until about 1pm, and was waved in after a 10 minute wait. There was just me and one other boat! After I had exited (the 2nd in the convoy) they locked up for the day. If they are as busy as they claim, you'd think they'd extend their hours past 2pm!
  13. Below lock 44 is probably best, leaving you just 3 locks and about a mile to the tunnel. The services are just above lock 44.
  14. Very easy to hand start a DM2 in the summer or after it had ran for a bit to warm up... But on those cold and frosty mornings, this is how I got a little assistance...
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