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Ray T

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  1. Ray T

    Dog collars

    When walking the dog our wears a harness for the lead and a plastic nyloc clip collar to hold the id tag. After her last walk we take the collar off for the night. This is Belle the latest crew member as we had to have Millie put to rest in October.
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    Marina smoke pollution

    Castrol R takes me back to watching Coventry Bees in the early 60's. Wonderful smell and if you got too close to the track there was the bonus of being peppered with shale. Plus proper JAP engines.
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    Pre-purchase surveyors [Derbyshire]

    Comprehensive list here: http://www.canaljunction.com/boat/surveyors.htm
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    As done in days of yore by men and horses.
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    Disecting a narrowboat

    I believe the boat yard at Braunston Bottom lock are past masters at this exercise. As to the merits............................................... One could argue that as soon as a ex working boat is replated, repaired has it lost its historical integrity? (Dover and dare I mention it Raymond?) The boats now in store in the warehouse at Ellesmere Port are going to be preserved as the are. The reason being if they are restored they will loose that historical integrity. People can see them as built, not as restored. Like steam locos when they were working they had routine maintenance but when built they were purely "work horses." Yes I know they were left to rot for some considerable time but to me that is an argument for another day.
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    Fast car going cheap?

    I wonder where it will finish up? Thrust II and Thrust SSC are in the Coventry Transport Museum
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    Chimney length

    He lives in Hatton Derbyshire. Facebook. Some of his chimneys.
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    Chimney length

    Eddie Hambridge made me the taller one, Simon Wain of Brinklow boats the shorter one.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAuXgQdZ0VE ? Actually filmed on the GU, the K&A and at the BCLM, but never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
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    boat related humour - share your boating jokes

    What do you call a man with a sea gull on his head? Cliff.
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    Fast car going cheap?

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    Cropredy Convention 2019, Who?

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    Chimney length

    Working boaters used to use it in two ways I believe, one, open both ends of the tin and cut it lengthwise to extend the length of the chimney and two put the upturned tin over the chimney to stop the rain getting in when the range is not in use. Not a milk or bean tin but you get the idea.
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    boat related humour - share your boating jokes

    What sits on the sea bed and quivers? A nervous wreck.

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