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barry adams

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  1. When I had a chat with them recently about calling them to say we were on one of the moorings that they are responsible for, a reason for boaters to call was so that they knew if or how much spare room was available at that particular mooring for others to use. The person I spoke to was well aware of the boats I am associated with and knew we only ever moored overnight but still asked us to call in for the reason above. Tesco Reading moorings - Please get in contact with Reading council to ask that the first 24 hours are free so that those who want to can use the Tescos without penalty.
  2. Walked into the toolroom one night to see a Bridgeport mill being used to extract a broken stud. There was a centre drill rotating the "wrong" way. Upon asking was told its a left hand one a bit blunt - no being a wise old apprentice my reply was oh yes along with the tartan paint, the rubber hammer and glass nails. Upon further inspection it really was a left hander and you can buy them.
  3. Its a row of large blue barrels and is very good at protecting the gents boat. They are attached to a length of rope.
  4. If its like the mains voltage ones as used in houses etc then if you can get it out, take the top off, and pressure wash the inside - mind the blowback from the pressure washer!!!!!. It may well be the float switch jamming.
  5. Had a telephone conversation with Reading council about the Tesco moorings. There have been a number of calls to them about about this. The mooring situaction at the moment is it no free time at all so as soon as you moor its time to pay (£9-50) This mooring restriction does not help those just wanting to shop in Tescos or visit the town. The whole situaction is due for review towards the end of the year. Reading council seem to be receptive to the idea of so many hours free and then you pay. What is needed is for as many people to contact Reading Council to ask for a change in the present conditions for stopping there. Reading Council phone number is 0118 937 3787 Regards to all
  6. Shop in Brentford sells all you will need. They do an external gel coat that you can put on a damaged area. From past experiance with Lotus Elites ( Mk 14 ) you need to go right back to the undamaged part of the area and then build it back up. http://www.thefibreglassshop.co/
  7. Arteries of Commerce. Just found my copy. it has a limited edition label loose inside which reads The Waterways Museum Stoke Bruerne 'ARTERIES OF COMMERCE' a limited edition of 1000 reprinted from the 1930's original, in hard covers No. 23 A soft back is also available The 23 is hand written.
  8. Arteries of commerce was reprinted as a limited edition with a certificate around about the time Blisworth tunnel re-opened. My copy is not available at the moment for a closer look. There was also a ribbom plate done for the same occasion.
  9. How long before the scroats deface the signs with a spray can. Once defaced enforcement will be very difficult or possible impossible.
  10. We were entered but there was some serious hull repairs needed so rather than risk anything we decided not to participate. Just for the perdantic ones I did let the organisers know, so that if they got more than 50 entrys we would not be stopping anyone from entering. It is a sad fact of life that deep drafted boats and shallow canals do not go together. We will I hope be doing 2018s event and will be our usual polite and helpfull selves when it comes to letting people past, lifting a paddle for those following and getting a lot on the blade so the others don't
  11. If you have a single big eye windlass then all you need is a short length of 90 degree steel section of the right thickness cut and filled to fit inside the existing big eye to reduce it down to fit the small eye. One problem with this is if you use a long throw big eye make sure you miss the balance beam with your knuckles. If you are good with a file then the insert can be made a slight force fit that needs a tap on the metalwork of a gate to fit or remove it. windlass insert.pdf
  12. Getting the broken stud out - a couple of ways. Find a engineering place with a spark eroder and take the head to them. Or A blunted left hand centre drill might do the trick. I saw it for the first time and could not work it out at first. Milling machine going the wrong way for drilling and a centre drill in the chuck But I kid you not they do exist. http://www.phantomdrills.co.uk/shop/product/left_hand_drill_bits
  13. From the Museum own web site. "Illustrated talks are held at 7.30 pm, on the first Thursday of each month except August. Most speakers illustrate their presentations with photographs. The museum is open 1000 to 1930 on the first Thursday of each month. Admission to talks and museum is charged at the usual museum admission charges. The programme is given below. In the event of any last minute changes to lectures or other events the site will be updated if sufficient notice is available."
  14. Churchward I think you may well be right about the weight being a bit light. Ballast barrels, we use the blue plastic ones 44 gallons capacity therefore 44 X 10 = 440 ibs per barrel. 5 barrels in the back of the hold gets the counter almost flat on 5 X 440 = 2220 lbs. That works out to just over a metric Tonne Dont know where you been boating Pete but you need an awfull lot of rain to get the shuts and a pallet under water. I did take a 5 cylinder ( not sure of the make it was a long time ago ) one for a ride one year it was in storage in the hold and it had a holiday. That was just sitting nicely just towards the back of the middle of the hold.
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