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  1. I have this image of ten+ tons of rusty narrowboat slipping the slings as it is being hoisted over the roof of your house ...
  2. I’ve done a bit of sailing in the past, but I barely understood a word of that! These flying yachts are really amazing to watch. There is a video somewhere taking on board; those guys seem to work incredibly hard.
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  4. Well, if people didn’t keep throwing money at Murdock, they wouldn’t get paid so much. A bit like someone I know who complains about the cost of his Liverpool season ticket. “Yes, and if you keep paying it they will keep charging it”.
  5. Notice Alert Shropshire Union Canal Location: Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge, Shropshire Union Canal Starts At: Bridge 79, Moss Hall Ends At: Bridge 82, Coole Lane Friday 15 January 2021 13:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Structure failure Update on 15/01/2021: In addition to the stop planks, a cofferdam has been placed on site at Bridge 80, Bennetts Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal which has allowed our teams to stem the flow of the leak. Our contractors will be back onsite tomorrow to continue works and a further update wi
  6. In the good old days the prime players went home on the bus and had a bath in a tin in front of the front room fire.
  7. The pictures all appear to be taken in spring/summer. I wonder if she is still living the dream?
  8. The paint on my Vetus was the same, and not just where it had been stood on.
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    Freesat

    Much the same a Nick. I use BNC connectors to link in the sat finder (quicker than the F-type) and it usually takes me maybe a minute to get a good lock. Don't often lose the signal with boat movement, and if so it is only a second or two. I also use Nicholsons to get the direction to aim. With practice you soon get the knack of setting it up.
  10. I've got a short length of Finrad on the calorifier return (and another on the radiator return) in the bottom of a full height cupboard. Used for airing/ drying coats and clothes. I've got valves that can let me select rads/cal/both and still works well if only the calorifer is being heated. You can find old-fashioned heater matrixes (I'm thinking A35) that don't have any restrictions to the flow which would work in a similar way. Wouldn't want anything in the calorifier circuit that affected the flow.
  11. Walls used the fat to make the ice cream, that's why they made sausages and ice cream. The pork fat wasn't a lot different composition-wise to the cream now used to make dairy ice cream. Used to get 1s a day for school lunch. I preferred to go down the shops for 6 pen'oth of chips, a thrupny apple and a Mars Bar.
  12. The German one was quite interesting. Even had some canals and locks.
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    Poo'tastic?

    You will see the same when a bitch (female dog, not that dodgy woman down the pub) pees on your lawn. The patch where she has peed will burn the grass. Probably the same if you let that woman down the pub pee on your lawn.
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    Poo'tastic?

    I would imagine newspaper with molasses would make quite a good feed (!). Back in the ‘80s new EU regulations were introduced to limit or prevent certain ingredients in sheep and cattle feed. Two of the items were human sewage and poultry feathers. “Who the hell uses human sewage in cattle feed” people asked. Turned out the Italians were doing it and that feed could be exported to other European countries. To measure the protein content of ruminant feed, they actually measure the nitrogen content and multiply the level by 6.25 as in theory the rumen bacteria convert the nitro
  15. Have you done any angle grinding? The specks of steel will rapidly tarnish if they are not cleaned off, before or after painting.
  16. Just watched it- recorded to skip adverts. Interesting programme. There are actually some good documentaries on PBS . I use tvguide.co.uk to check what's on, pick your area and which channels to cover.
  17. Or pbs +1 an hour later.
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  19. Programme on PBS, on "European Waterways ". 10:00 on PBS channel 91, or PBS +1 channel 93 at 11:00. Don't know anything about the programmes, but could be interesting.
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