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  1. Or buy or dig your own coal mine.
  2. Cast iron pot with a lid on top of the stove (Dutch Oven)
  3. Better connections trainwise if you catch the bus to and from Peterborough (Stagecoach X4)
  4. Foxes on the Middle Level is about mile and a half from March station, 10 minuites by bike, 40 minuite walk, average cab fare £4.70. Direct trains to Stanstead Airport, Liverpool, Birmingham. Norwich, Ipswich, for London change at Peterborough or Ely.
  5. experience That's not fallacy, it comes from experience. Fact one Rim brakes will heat up cycle rim when braking on a long descent, which may result in the tire blowing of the rim, This has happen to me while riding the 2001 Dorset Coast 200km while dropping down in to Lyme Regis. You don't have this problem with a disk rotor it just gets hot Fact two Rim Brakes wear down the surface of the rim until becames too thin and fails. Average life of the rim when used for club runs 18 to 24 months (4500-6000 miles) before it fails. My current custom built audax bike fitted with cable disc brakes and it also appeared in Cycling weekly was built in 2001, the wheels lasted to 2018 (60000 miles) when the hubs wore out, the rims were reused when I built a set of new wheels. I also only had to replace the disk pads five times in 17 years, with rim brakes it was two or three times a year. Fact three The braking effect of a rim brake is reduce when any lube (Even water) comes between the brake pad and the wheel rim. More so if fitted with steel rims. If sand or grit is mixed in what ever is between the pad and the rim it will act as sand paper and sand away the surface of the rim, braking is also reduced. To sum up Disc brakes work better in their functionality than rim brakes, There’s more bite, particularly in wet conditions and they aren’t as prone to weather contamination, either. They’re more predictable. The lever feel is better Rims last longer when you use disc brakes- Because disc brakes use a rotor for a braking surface, the rims don't get worn down by braking. Discs have the edge in wet and muddy conditions because the rotors stay cleaner than your rims.
  6. You need disk brakes, mud and rim brakes don't mix.
  7. Claymoore Navigation the hireboat company on the Bridgewater that closed last year had used hydraulic drive for many years in their boats.
  8. The tank may be off the shelf, and was design not just for boat use. You do need a breather as the air coming through the breather replaces the water drawn off to the pump. As for the outlets fix blankling plugs to the unused ones. You could use one as a drain down point with a hose attachment should you need to drain the tank, rare but can be useful.
  9. The same as normal road fossil diesel. https://www.nextgreencar.com/car-tax/fuel-duty/ https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/environment/2019/09/10/speedy-fuels-wants-tax-break-for-biofuels
  10. Hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) is a second-generation, synthetic bio fuel as a drop-in alternative to fossil diesel, meeting EN 15940 standards and Fuel Quality Directive 2009/30/EC Annex II. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrotreated_vegetable_oil HVO is made through a two-stage process known as hydrotreatment, where feedstocks are saturated with hydrogen at high temperatures (over 300oC), followed by a stage of isomerisation/cracking to give the end product the desired fuel qualities. HVO is produced from waste plant and animal matter. Plants are grown and oils are taken away and used for their main purpose, recollected and then converted into HVO.
  11. It may be a private boat, but the person at the helm may not be the owner or a member of thier useal crew, They maybe a boat mover who has to deliver by a set date or staff from a marina or broker. In both case many of them are in a rush. I was passed on the Nene, two or three year ago by a boat mover in rush. went stright into the next lock slamed the gates shut just as I arrived at the lock and proceed to rise the bottom gate. Claimed that he had to delvier the boat to St Neots and only had four days left to do it.. .
  12. Before ships had rudders on their centerlines, ships were controlled using a steering oar or board. As most sailors were right handed, so the steering oar was placed over or through the right side of the stern. The term starboard to mean right-hand side of a vessel when looking forward. It is generally accepted to be a corruption of steer-board. To aviod the risk of ripping the steering arm off if passing to close to each other, ships would pass larboard to larboard. The left side became known as larboard, or "the loading side." As to aviod damage to the steering arm when mooring to the dockside, ships where possable would moor with larboad side facing the dockside.. Over time, larboard—too easily confused with starboard—was replaced with port. After all, this was the side that faced the portside.
  13. Boat owner attacked and robbed by two thugs on his boat while moored on the Tesco moorings in Reading. When he went for help - but a short while later the boat was set on fire and destroyed. The first offender was a white man, around 30 years old, of medium build and around 6ft tall. The second offender was also a white man, around a similar age but slightly taller. Crime reference 43210383018, Investigating officer PC Aimee Usher, based at Reading police station Get Reading report on Tesco Moorings arson attack
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  16. Eton Mess a tasty dessert, one of the few good things to come out of Eton College.
  17. The only famous narrowboat called 'Silver Fox' that I known is a Foxes Hireboat (Also built by them) that two differnt hirers, two weeks in a row, managed to get stuck on the sandbank by Denver Sluice few years back. https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/49214-opps-at-the-denver-sluice-this-morning/ Oak and other hardwoods has nearly triple in price, the oak stripwood that I used to make a kitchen worktop is now £30.24 per 46mm x 8mm x 2.4m length at Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants, few months ago the price was £6.99. I been looking for some 145mm x 25mm oak planks for some Shelfing £50 to £60 per meter. For any pro boat fitter life must be hell for them to quote a price for a job.
  18. Who at CRT?, own or have shares in the sign making company?
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  20. Steam narrowboat President has also passed through Stanground Lock. When she locked down from the Nene in 2007 while on route to St Ives for the IWA show extra water was run into Kings Dyke as she drawns nearly 3' 6".
  21. A product to copy in the first place, Cars for a example. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/dead-ringers-history-chinese-copycat-car https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/87772/chinese-copycat-cars-how-do-they-get-away-with-it
  22. Those Were The Days - Pre-Covid Days! Parody Song https://youtu.be/vVtCGFtNRVU
  23. Jones Boat Yard is wrong as regards to the Middle Level. It is not permitted under section 35 of the Middle Level Navagation By-Laws 2020. 35. Use of vessels with sanitary appliances (i) Subject to the provisions of Byelaw 35(iii), the owner of a vessel shall not use or knowingly permit to be used on a waterway any vessel provided with a sanitary appliance of such design that polluting matter normally passes or can pass into a waterway. (ii) Subject to the provisions of Byelaw 35(iii), where any vessel is fitted with a sanitary appliance, such appliance shall be so designed, constructed and at all times maintained as necessary to prevent any such passage as aforesaid. (iii) (a) The owner of every vessel on a waterway, if such vessel is fitted with a sanitary appliance so designed or constructed as to permit the passage into the waterway of polluting matter, shall, as soon as practicable, give notice to the Commissioners, specifying the nature of such appliance. The said owner shall also, upon being requested by the Commissioners so to do, take such steps by way of sealing or otherwise as may be reasonably necessary for preventing the passage into the waterway of polluting matter from the vessel, so long as the vessel remains on the waterways. So long as the vessel remains on the waterways, no interference or alteration shall be made with the sealing or other steps so taken as aforesaid, except with the consent of the Commissioners and (b) The master of the vessel shall, at the request of an authorised officer (on production, if so requested, of evidence of his authority), afford reasonable facilities to that officer for the inspection of such sealing and other steps. (iv) No person shall discharge or cause or permit to be discharged any polluting matter into the waterways from any vessel or from any sanitary appliance used thereon.
  24. Some aready do just chuck it over the side, just visit the London and see the floaters in the cut. As for the bag, there were others stacked next to the bins at the Esian point in March, which is blocked again with compost tolet waste.
  25. Did a run into town this morning, on route a black bin bag wrapped itself around the prop. The bag was full of crap, It was a most unpleasant job to remove.
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