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  1. Lots of information here: Buying and installing a wood burning stove - Stovefitter's Warehouse (stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk) Basic (soliftec.com)
  2. Try this link: https://collections.canalrivertrust.org.uk/bw197.4.1.1 Then use the search box as normal.
  3. Cromwell Tools: https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop?query=c spanner Pin Spanner: https://www.cromwell.co.uk/shop/hand-tools/hooks-and-pins/45-50-pin-spanner/p/LSP5829901E Amazon too: https://www.amazon.co.uk/US-PRO-Adjustable-Wrench-Spanner/dp/B07CCZJ2XD/ref=sr_1_7?adgrpid=1284229937111462&dchild=1&hvadid=80264458433629&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=40990&hvnetw=s&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-80264576179567%3Aloc-188&keywords=spanner+pin&qid=1627329683&sr=8-7
  4. Unless it is this type, then "C" spanners will be needed.
  5. Same kit from Machine Mart; Sealey AK7400 100 piece Mechanic's Tool Kit - Machine Mart - Machine Mart £10 more than Halfords.
  6. We have something similar to this on our boat. Sealey 100pc Mechanic's Tool Kit | Halfords UK Has the majority of tools you will need. The engine is a LPWS 3 which uses metric nuts & bolts. Universal adapters good for getting to awkward places in the bowels of the engine.
  7. I thought a reasonably balanced article. Did Chris Hall get the boat to match his hair?
  8. CRT PRESS RELEASE 23rd July 2021 BOOM IN BOATING AS RESTRICTIONS LIFT Inland waterways see use exceed pre-pandemic levels The Canal & River Trust, the waterways and wellbeing charity which looks after 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, is seeing boats returning to the water in fleets as restrictions lift and the sun shines. With school holidays starting, it could be a record-breaking summer for boating. Boats cruising the canals pass through locks when they need to go up or downhill, filling and emptying the lock with water. These ‘lockages’ are monitored by the Trust as an essential part of its water resources management to understand the changing patterns in use across the waterways. Comparing the weekly lockages in 2019, 2020 and 2021 for the three busiest lock sites in each of the charity’s six regions indicates that the numbers of boats out cruising have recovered and in some regions are higher than before the pandemic. The data compares the latest figures from mid-July, which covers the final week of Step 3 of the UK Government’s coronavirus roadmap, and shows a 5% increase in average lockage counts compared to 2019 and an 11% increase compared to 2020 when boaters were able to take advantage of the reopening after the first national lockdown. Matthew Symonds, national boating manager at Canal & River Trust, said: “It is said that boating is the fastest way to slow down, and it is clear to see that boaters are keen to get back out on the water cruising after a year that has seen them moored up for months at a time, or unable to take their hireboat holidays. The four-mile an hour maximum speed gives people the perfect opportunity to unwind, take in the changing landscape, spot wildlife, and let the stress of the past year float away. “With recent research showing that regularly spending time out on the water has a beneficial effect on mental wellbeing, it’s heartening to see boaters exploring the canals once again. As we head into the summer holidays, this could be a record-breaking year for boating on our inland waterways.” -ends- For further media requests please contact: Fran Read, Canal & River Trust m 07796 610 427 e fran.read@canalrivertrust.org.uk
  9. PRESS RELEASE 22nd July 2021 WAVE OF ARTS TO CONNECT COMMUNITIES ALONG NATION’S LONGEST CULTURAL SPACE New partnership brings outdoor art and culture to England’s waterways Photos of arts projects available via Dropbox The Canal & River Trust is unveiling a summer of arts along its waterways as coronavirus restrictions lift. The programme is made possible by a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Arts Council England, signed today (22 July 2021), which will focus on communities facing socio-economic disadvantage, disconnected from creative hubs and opportunities, with thousands of local people connected to their canal by talented local artists. Over the past year millions have discovered their local towpaths, and the MoU will help even more people experience the wellbeing benefits of being by water while being entertained and inspired to participate. The Trust’s 2,000 miles of urban and rural waterways run through varied landscapes providing communities with free, accessible blue-green corridors wherever they pass. The MoU will enable the Trust to work with professional artists, amateurs and voluntary arts groups to connect with local people, the young in particular, to produce art influenced by the community. In 2021-22 arts projects will involve many local people engaging with the Trust’s waterways and various arts partners, including a cultural programme for the Coventry Canal as part of Coventry UK City of Culture; street art alongside canals in Sefton, Tottenham and Walsall; a floating short story boat project called Small Bells Ring; Hinterlands, a series of participatory arts activities in Sheffield and Enfield; and new audio works by women artists. Arts and culture bring people to the waterways and encourages them to explore. Measured over the past six years, more than 81% of those surveyed said they were more likely to visit waterways if there were arts events. Once on site three quarters visited other parts of the canal. These statistics highlight the significance of arts and cultural activities for visitors to waterways. Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust, said: “The canals have provided invaluable breathing space for communities during the pandemic. The special partnership we have with Arts Council England will build on this recognition that they are unique places, with a new wave of arts projects that will improve wellbeing for local people, support artists, attract new visitors, and make life better by water. “This partnership recognises the vital role that creative practitioners and cultural organisations, with the canvas of the canals to work on, can play in the nation’s recovery. We are excited by the opportunity this programme offers to create a wide range of creative productions that celebrate the waterways and the communities they run through over the coming years.” Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Arts Council England said: “Creativity has played an integral role in supporting our nation’s wellbeing through the challenges the last 16 months have presented. Cultural experiences have kept many of us feeling inspired, connected, and hopeful – just as England’s waterways have provided many with an outdoor space to unwind, reflect and stay active. All of which remain so important. “The continuation of the Arts Council’s long-term relationship with the Canal & River Trust will ensure that more high quality and ambitious cultural offers punctuate our country’s great waterways at a time when they are needed most. Together, we will ensure that people from all backgrounds can experience the sheer joy and benefits of exploring creativity along the rivers and canals that flow through our country’s vibrant communities.” To date, the Trust’s arts programme has seen installations, concerts, plays, creative workshops, outdoor galleries, indoor exhibitions, floating libraries, street art, and reflections of the Canal Laureate produced with professional and voluntary arts partners. More information on arts on the waterways can be found on the Trust’s website: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/waterway-arts ENDS For further information, please contact: Fran Read, national press officer e fran.read@canalrivertrust.org.uk m 07796 610 427
  10. Mark Pullinger is your man for information on the boats in Harefield Flash.
  11. "Your starter for 10." Blisworth Marina - At the heart of the canals, with your boat at heart
  12. "'OW MUCH?" Or, here I quote: " How about replacing the tiller with a joystick, have depth, speed and rudder position gauges, a GPS and a bow camera for checking its clear before venturing out of the Marina. And then of course, the inside would have to be totally different too."
  13. This? Canal Route Planner – CanalPlanAC
  14. I know it is for metal pipes but have a read of these: 36055659.pdf (iaea.org) (1) Is living under high voltage power lines bad for our health – Emf Protection Store I worked for BT in my career and in old long distance copper cables capacitance, induction and resistance was always an item needing addressing. I also had to be aware of the effects of HV power lines.
  15. Unless you can prove it is used to play baseball it could be construed as an offensive weapon, if it is used in anger, even though it may be for self protection. I have a nephew who is a police officer and it is him who gave me the above information Better to have a Calder & Hebble spike, there is a appropriate reason for having one of these on a boat, or even a brass tiller.
  16. Just had this pop up when I pressed "Someone has reacted to your post." What is it?
  17. We do likewise, never had an issue in 12 years of boating. We do not use the centre ropes to moor when finished boating for the day.
  18. Like Alan de E we have the same pattern of "D" ring. (Reeves Hull, Weltonfield fit out) Don't use rope shackles on the centre lines, don't see a need, but do on the fenders.
  19. Your gear box oil cooler will possibly look something like this: The end caps deform over time, worth replacing. Oil cooler in situ, gearbox removed for clarity.
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