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Flyboy

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About Flyboy

  • Birthday 05/06/1949

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Derbyshire
  • Interests
    Aircraft, Steam railways, Industrial archeology. Canal boats & history.

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  • Occupation
    Retired aviation engineer/inspector
  • Boat Name
    Phoebe
  • Boat Location
    Derbyshire

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  1. Yes I agree, Wightwick Manor is really good. We there last month in torrential rain so didn't see much of the gardens so will definitely visit again. The Rock Houses at Kinver are well worth visiting if anyones on the Staffs & Worc. If the visibility is good a walk up Kinver edge is well worth doing as the views are outstanding.
  2. What flow? I've never noticed any significant flow on the Shroppie, unless you are referring to the by washes at the Audlem & Tyrley locks.
  3. This looks like Buffalo board mesh pattern. I suggest you contact the seller and establish the manufacturer. It's a good price but it's collect only from Doncaster.
  4. You could try a PM to forum member NMEA who knows all about Webastos https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/profile/15174-nmea/
  5. I don't think that's quite correct, surely a fat boat in a lock uses the same amount of water as 2 narrowboats in together.
  6. Filing a flat on the dipstick with a course file works quite well.
  7. Flyboy

    Weaver

    Tall piles must be painful ! 😱
  8. https://imgur.com/a/MqQy2S0 Link doesn't work for me either.
  9. As an addition to Richard T's post 12 you could visit the Kinver rock houses which are not far from Wightwick manor (pronounced Witick). https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kinver-edge-and-the-rock-houses https://www.google.com/search?q=kinver+rock+houses&rlz=1C1AOHY_en-GBGB775GB808&sxsrf=ACYBGNRus6RDH-lUgbyO4xGWr0EHhbG8eg:1571944512734&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=_dz3nqa29S9Y2M%3A%2CSosO2Aaqvan-UM%2C_&vet=1&usg=K_FAinCTjH9BPC1NCk0ZMdDovgERo%3D&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjW0abSzbXlAhV8VRUIHZ1FDxYQuqIBMBN6BAgQEAY&biw=1280&bih=845#imgrc=_dz3nqa29S9Y2M:&vet=1 https://www.google.com/search?q=wightwick+manor&rlz=1C1AOHY_en-GBGB775GB808&sxsrf=ACYBGNSB75A0Oc6YpKIfVoXfUIIEPspuYA:1571945308389&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=4K_Oe_6JkudDuM%3A%2CF4z99zZfnr5DmM%2C_&vet=1&usg=K_GjdQLV22q98ZVWcvi0vqGpgr2Os%3D&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj41NnN0LXlAhXIRMAKHbgzCs4QuqIBMA16BAgLEAY&biw=1280&bih=845#imgrc=4K_Oe_6JkudDuM:&vet=1
  10. Norbury Wharf on the Shropie have Trad, semi trad & cruiser style boats for hire. Might have something to suit you. https://www.norburywharfltd.co.uk/narrow-boat-hire/
  11. Says the person who's never hit the gates in a lock.
  12. ITV's Oracle ran from 1974 - 1993 when it changed to Teletext until scrapped in 2010. BBC Ceefax started in 1974 and is still running. You can access it from any BBC channel by pressing the red button
  13. Bristol Docks mooring fees. https://www.bristol.gov.uk/documents/20182/34144/Navigation+and+berthing+charges https://www.bristolmarina.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=21&Itemid=19
  14. Steelsales do 60mm x 16mm. http://www.steelsales.co.uk/steel-bar/convex-half-round/#3
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