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  1. If it wasn't for @TheBiscuits blocking the canal this morning in Leigh I may have been through 🤣
  2. I'm heading south, and whilst passing through Worsley just now, there's a bloke on a bike suggesting people stay put in Worsley for the time being as the aqueduct is off until Thurs. He apparently was told this earlier by the guys on the ground. There never is unfortunately, the tank breaking down happens very frequently and I haven't seen anything posted in previous times.
  3. I'm happy to report that the required bearing has been tracked down, ordered and should be with me tomorrow morning. For anyone in the same predicament as me in the future it is a CRL10A bearing 🙂 Thanks for the comments
  4. Hi Tracy, the photo above is a bit misleading, it's actually a 3:1 pictured and the shaft sizes between the 2:1 and 3:1 differ slightly. I took all of the old bearings from the 2:1 to the shop, and replacements were found and purchased apart from the 1 in the picture. I left it with them last week to try and source so don't have it with me to measure. I am hoping that theres a slim chance somebody has the bearings required scribbled down on the back of a fag packet somewhere after changing their own 🙂
  5. Hi all, would anyone know a reference or part/type number for the bearing shown in the picture. It's the top output side of a Type 2R reduction box for a HA2M. Cheers all
  6. Simon Pollard covers the Braunston area. I think he's actually based in Braunston. Telephone 07770 433 287
  7. Is it just me that thinks the river below Diglis Lock is bloody boring 😴
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  9. Like the boat yard, who after sending in the invoice for a service on a Lister SR3, included costs for topping up with anti freeze. Never did find out where they apparently put it 🤷
  10. Having done the Autherley to Stourport section of the Staffs & Worcs for the first time last year, I love it so much I'm currently doing it again, with a trip to Gloucester. The bit between Compton and Wolverley is the best, very scenic and canal side pubs along the way. Lots of moorings too and I've only past half a dozen boats. I'd recommend it.
  11. * Gone up £3 as in was £37, now £40. The Calor issue has been going on for about 2 years all together now. It's still absolutely shocking and deliveries are constantly late and always short. I'm trying to work around it by ordering about 10 at a time rather than say 20, and I have split up my available cylinders so I can arrange deliveries to both Leigh and Preston Brook. It seems little and often works best when ordering.
  12. That's just their head office. I think there's only 2 places where they are refilled and serviced now, one being Port Talbot. I can't remember the name of the other one. One does the North and the other does the South, that's why it appears that the regions get varying levels of service. I've just checked my Calor account online and the 13kg Propanes have gone up £3
  13. But CTC hasn't gone, he's just editing his videos on land rather than on a boat.
  14. If your boat is out on hard standing, don't forget that everything you want to add to the boat, whether that's ballast, 8x4 sheets of plywood or new batteries, will have to be carried up the steps.
  15. A traditional boat only has an 8ft cabin so only space for 1 stove 😉
  16. Docking isn't a problem but storage for an extended period is! You may be better looking further afield on the L&L which would give more choice tbh.
  17. Not an option at the moment. Janet at the Boat & Butty, Runcorn may be able to help on 07534160810 but there's no crane on site so you'd obviously have to budget this in for when you're lifted out and back in again at the end of your work.
  18. Yes but then on the other hand, really does matter if the seller isn't VAT registered.
  19. I think all suppliers have a minimum order quantity of 500 litres... and you can order upto 2300 litres for 5% VAT. Anything over 2300 litres gets slapped with 20% VAT.
  20. I ordered fuel yesterday, and it was a fair bit more per litre than the price on than the price website. Even Kerosense is more than that at the moment!
  21. There's rumours circulating that they never actually owned by the boat, and it was used for publicity for both them and the boat builders. It was due to the boat builder coming into financial difficulties in more recent times that the boat was sold. But hey don't believe everything you read on the Internet 😉 I thought I read somewhere online that the builders had ceased trading or had sold out, hence why there's no new boat but a search online shows them actively in business with no mention anywhere to the contrary.
  22. This boat has been for sale on and off for over 12 months. It did move around a bit in the early days on the Bridgewater Canal as it was based in Castlefield.
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