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NB Esk

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NB Esk last won the day on May 20 2018

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Wakefield , West Yorkshire.
  • Interests
    Narrowboating, especially the self-build side of it. Mechanic by profession, I am currently restoring a vintage 2cyl Dorman diesel, which will ultimately power my NB.
    Currently building my own narrow tug shell (started in 2007 & still not finished).
    Interested in industrial archeology, especially coal mining.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    MOT tester/ motor engineer, oh, and now retired.
  • Boat Name
    narrowboat ESK...same but different. Ex Tom pudding tug HATFIELD
  • Boat Location
    Wakefield wharf

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  1. NB Esk

    Clockwork Starter

    These were fitted to generators at a hastily set up camp in Northern Ireland back in the early seventies, they always started. There's a small viewing window to see if they're wound or not, the winding key fitted into that right angled boss at the rear and the small lever engaged the gear with the flywheel. Never had one in bits but was told the spring took the form of spring steel washers that were dished in form, these were arranged along the centre housing and faced each other, giving an incredibly strong force.
  2. NB Esk

    Coffee and red wine combo

    Coffee to perk you up at the same time as red to chill with?........mmmmmm, things don't look good....
  3. NB Esk

    Scary Much!!!!

    Once came across one similar to that at Ferrybridge lock, it had coiled itself neatly round a bollard that we were going to tie up to for the night. Assume it was getting heat from the bollard which had been in the sunshine all day. Found another bollard, lol......
  4. NB Esk


    Good point and quite right, I've often seen perfectly good steelwork alongside deteriorated weld metals.
  5. NB Esk


    Sure, I only use stick welding for boat stuff. Mig is good but, in my opinion, not for outdoor use. Stick welding gives good penetration and is tolerant of difficult preparation (depending on type of electrodes used). Rotary wire brush on an angle grinder should sort the preparation. Good luck with it....
  6. NB Esk


    Yes, it's okay, I'll be doing just that in a week or two.....
  7. NB Esk

    Car Ownership

    The secret to my success, managed to scrape enough together to buy a good secondhand one, while at the same time West Yorks police were still running round in 4 cylinder Consuls. 😀
  8. Also native to Torquay......🙂
  9. Well, bear in mind I was watching him through my iPad, I think he was hissing/spitting or just showing his teeth. I took notice.......
  10. Wakefield wharf, this morning. Been trying to get this fella on film for months, finally managed. Apologies for camera shake, he had me backed into a corner.....
  11. NB Esk

    Fitting 90degree bend to back of stove

    Mine has a 90 degree back out of the back and has an excellent draught with no problems. I can reach the bend from the door with a long poker to clear any debris.
  12. NB Esk

    Best experience and sad news.

    Good stuff, pleased it went well......
  13. NB Esk

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Whatever it is it's outstanding. Having done a little bit of panel beating in my time, I can appreciate the art in that.
  14. NB Esk

    Any White Goods experts around?

    I wish there was a Hilda kinda person nearby.....
  15. NB Esk

    Best experience and sad news.

    Best wishes for tomorrow, hope it goes well for you.

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