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NB Esk

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NB Esk last won the day on March 2 2019

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    Male
  • 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.

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

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  1. I knew he was going to tie a noose as soon as he folded those first loops. By rights he should have ended up with thirteen coils though. Wether this was where thirteen became 'unlucky for some ' I have no idea.
  2. Fitted my third last week. First did around six years but the second no more than two. (Both stripped gears). Contacted Whale asking for a parts list/diagram, didn't expect to receive one and I wasn't disappointed. Such a difference in durability suggests either poor quality control or deliberate weakening to ensure premature failure. Can anyone recommend a durable alternative?
  3. Sounds good, any chance of some photos? Also, what are the "new rod shims"? Thrust shims?
  4. I've clearly missed a thread, why has Ange been banned?
  5. That's very good, I've lots of patience with inanimate objects (painting, engines, apprentice mechanics) looks like you do, too.
  6. That's a lovely old thing, blacksmith forged from one piece, split down the middle with a hot chisel (as opposed to a cold chisel) and then the hook/cutter forged out. Perfect tool for the job......
  7. Taken during work to remove a tyre. Hacksaw is most of the way through, mole grips and rope to pull tyre up and keep it rigid.
  8. Yes, not reversible but they do swivel outward to bring the nav lights into view. Here's a pic of the port light.
  9. Some people's memories are far too good. I'll be practicing my joinery skills too, that wheelbox top will be getting replaced by something wooden and original looking. Thanks, she was starting to look very shabby, quite an effort but worth it.
  10. I like hopper barges etc, so that's a sad sight. Those particular ones are BACAT barges. What river is that please?
  11. Yes, suitably spruced up (courtesy of the lockdown) and could be for sale to the right person.
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  13. Jammie bottoms with the slogan......"May contain nuts".
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