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Jen-in-Wellies last won the day on September 6

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  1. @kentheboat last logged in to CWDF on 1st June, so seems to be occasionally looking at the forum. A chance he'll see this. Jen
  2. CaRT will have to install a substantial post to hold the sign. The rotten post just won't be up to the job. The sign might fall off and injure a passing water vole.
  3. OK, I've found it. Says 2.91m (9'5") max beam for the Rochdale in the in the CaRT waterway dimensions document, but then says the pinch point is 13'6" (4.14m) at Rodwell Tower. For starters, 2.91m is more like 9'6.5", not 9'5" and is less than the supposed pinch point. No clue as to where this is. 4,14m is more like 13'7", so their conversions are not brilliant. CaRT is not the most competent large organisation in the world. Not impossible that it is a mistake. I haven't been there recently enough to say what the situation is now. Sorry.
  4. Who in CaRT is saying 9'6"? I'd heard of a boat 12' beam doing this canal when I was there around 6 years ago. I've not heard of any problems since that would reduce it that much, excepting the current problems with single lock gates being taken out of use.
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  6. Same as with any sort of gambling really. The House always wins.
  7. Where and from who in CaRT are you getting this information? I've just downloaded the boaters guide, which draws directly from CaRT's database and there are two locks with single gate problems, restricting the canal to narrow beam only. Apologies for the words runningtogethermakingitveryhardtoread. Some weird copy paste thing from the pdf. The canal was originally built for 14' wide boats, but when it was restored, some of the locks had been squeezed by the earth around them and were not rebuilt. This restricts the canal to boats less than 14', but I can't remember what the official maximum beam is under normal circumstances when there aren't stoppages. Though you could say that stoppages are now normal circumstances and the canal being fully open is exceptional! Jen Edited to add: From the same boaters guide. Max beam they give is 13'6".
  8. The power that can be extracted from wind varies with the cube of the wind speed. Halve the wind speed and the power that can be extracted doesn't halve, it goes down to an eighth. Jen
  9. Where about is your boat? Does the locker have a padlock? Any CCTV cameras over looking the area?
  10. Force a reverse electrical potential between your boat hull and the anodes. The anodes will attract Magnesium ions out of the water and grow in size. Your boat hull will corrode away to nothing, but the Magnesium you get will be worth so much you will be able to afford a new boat. Everyone fit Zinc anodes and move to salt water moorings till the shortage passes. What is the price and availability of Zinc these days?
  11. It does look like that. The picture is actually an optical illusion. Caused I suspect by the wide angle phone camera lens and the position I took the picture. They are actually roughly the same length. Very nice they look too.
  12. If you are in the same boat, you can play @Captain Pegg right now! Sorry, couldn't resist.😀 Welcome to the forum by the way.
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