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Flyboy

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About Flyboy

  • Birthday 06/05/1949

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

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  • Occupation
    Retired engineer
  • Boat Name
    Phoebe
  • Boat Location
    Derbyshire

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  1. Maplin to the wall, this can't happen

    About 10 years ago I went into Halfords to get some rear brakes shoes for my car. After wandering around looking for the shelves of brake parts and not finding them, I asked a nearby assistant where they were and he said you now have to go to the service counter, what did I want exactly. I said I want rear brake shoes for my Rover 45 which resulted in a black stare. His reply was, cars don't have brake shoes any more only pads. I walked out and went to a local car factor and got what I wanted from a guy that knew his trade. I've not been in Halfords since.
  2. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    I have emailed Richard Parry explaining the situation and expressing my dissatisfaction at Cart's lack of interest. I've forwarded the link to this thread. If anyone else would like to email him I think it would help. richard.parry@canalrivertrust.org.uk
  3. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    I fully agree with you, I just don't want to see a load or diesel and oil polluting the canal. My suggestion was only to try and stop it sinking. If I was nearer I would have go at getting some of the water out.
  4. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    Thanks for that, but I still think the direct approach to Richard Parry will bring results. I just hope it doesn't sink in the next week. I know you are doing your best but would it be possible for you to bucket some water out into the empty black drums to lower the level then put the drums in the front well deck.? If there was anyone in the locality with a self pump out kit they could get it out easily. Corrected Email address for Richard Parry ( I missed off the uk ) richard.parry@canalrivertrust.org.uk
  5. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    As you have local knowledge of this boat, can I suggest you contact Richard Parry directly and explain that CRT don't seem interested in averting an imminent pollution disaster. I'm sure he will kick some backsides into action. Please forward him your pictures. I've found that he will respond well if he knows what's going on. I can't see much of a problem for CRT to send someone to the location with a pump assuming it's not far from a bridge. It looks to me that it is rainwater so pumping out would probably keep it afloat for quite some time. If you like, you can pm me with the location and I will contact Richard Parry. richard.parry@canalrivertrust.org
  6. Freeloaders

    All the information is freely available on the net, why don't you look it up on Google. Where do you get your information that the royals are freeloaders?
  7. Freeloaders

    You describe yourself as an itinerant ( = freeloader) and then you have the audacity to accuse the royals of being the same. If you really want a crusade against freeloaders I suggest you have a go at pop singers, footballers, union leaders, politicians ( inc the left wing ones) and others that stash their money in far off lands and pay no tax. These are the real freeloaders. I personally think the royals are damn good value at 53p /week/ per head of population..
  8. The Word Game V2:0

    Extract
  9. Battery Monitor Shunt Wiring Best Practise

    I notice that your wiring diagram does not show a Galvanic Isolator or Isolation transformer ? I trust you will be fitting one or the other to your installation.
  10. It would help if you said what area you are in.
  11. Which Ring?

    I would go for the Stourport ring anticlockwise so you get a faster run down the Severn to Worcester. Easily doable in 7 days.
  12. Morris K99 seems the most common and easily available.
  13. Well it's Valentines day

    Roses are red, Violets are blue, I can row a boat, Canoe ?
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