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dor

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  • Birthday 08/02/1951

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    Cheshire
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    Boating, natural history and staying alive

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Aeshna
  • Boat Location
    Henhull, Shropshire Union

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    http://www.elginpark.co.uk

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  1. As aircraft already use a sort of container system for loading freight, catering etc., I would imagine they would use batteries in a similar format and swap them over during turnaround.
  2. For the last few months there have been several boats moored on the offside below the reservoir embankment. It struck me that this was a good spot for a short term visitor mooring. It is piled, and a fence could easily be put up to discourage people from wandering onto the reservoir site (which is accessible anyway from above the locks). This week however there are lots of “no mooring “ signs put in. A shame as this would make a pleasant spot to moor. Maybe CRT are concerned the boats will be in danger when the bank collapses?
  3. I’ve had problems where flakes of rust have dropped down onto the burner. Make sure that is clear of any crap.
  4. I saw a boat once where the owner had cut out the bottom of the fridge and sat in on the base plate. He thought this would mean hardly having to run the fridge at all, until it was pointed out that when he needed the fridge the most, the canal temperature would be much warmer than a desirable fridge temperature and all he would be doing is trying to cool the canal.
  5. Always found vinyl tape best for masking on boats. But again, do not leave it on too long, and don’t use old tape. 24 hours is fine, and as suggested, pull it backwards and away to remove.
  6. Well that would explain the bits of mushroom and tomato.
  7. A marina built about ten years ago had its entrance dimensions determined by the BW Marinas unit. What they didn’t do was take into consideration the width of the canal at that point, which made turning in with a 60ft pretty tricky. The marina owner eventually got CRT to agree to let them widen the entrance. An expensive job requiring the marina entrance to be closed for several weeks.
  8. And obviously news for NBW. Took them a week to crib it off another site...
  9. Had dealings a few years ago with another boat built in Morocco by a different builder. The steelwork looked great when it was new, but after a few years there were slabs of filler falling off the sides. The steelwork underneath was crap.
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  11. It's all pretty arbitrary what speed the engine is turning at anyway, so not the end of the day if you don't get it right. As long as you have a fairly good idea of what three mph sounds like you don't need much else.
  12. Aluminium being very reactive’self-anodises’, I.e. it forms a passive layer to prevent further corrosion. As this will be readily rubbed off on the slides it will corrode quite quickly and won’t slide easily. Brass is dearer, but you only buy it once. a bit of wax polish dribbled on the runner occasionally helps it run smoothly, or as suggested, HDPE or nylon coating on the slide will help. Having said that, mine is plain steel like yours in contact with brass runners.
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