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  • Birthday 10/23/1965

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    Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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    Photography, music, red wine!!

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  1. Two butties listed today https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/narrow-boats-butty/611979 https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/bantock-bros-72-butty/611989 Though one is motorised.
  2. I was the owner of Themis that removed said cabin. I was intending to live in the cabin but the need for a total re skin or rebuild of the cabin was needed. As Pete Harrison has mentioned the age of the cabin on certain boats and the ingress of water over many years made the keeping of it not financially viable. Also the hull sides and the front to the boat behind the cabin was suffering in a bad way being constantly damp. Between the cabin and the engine room the steel had almost completely rusted away. The boat had spread and I had to chain it in in a lock on the Trent and Mersey and the windows nearly popped out as the seals had long gone! First night it rained one of my suitcases filled with water from one of the many drips in the ceiling! A loss yes but something had to be done with it. It is sad to see a long term conversion be removed but in this case it was either reconvert (which the following owner did) or de convert.
  3. LMS Dehli for sale Dont know if this has been posted!!
  4. Hey Thanks for this. It was wonderful to see the canal without quite as many boats! Great dialogue and really nice to see..
  5. When I bought Archimedes it was composite. At that time I removed the SR3 from the back cabin and put in the HR2 back into the original engine room. My dad put the extension cabin on to make it easier for living on. When I sold the boat to Albert he ran it for a while with the wooden bottoms but he did replace the bottom with steel I think in the early 90's Was a lovely boat to boat with and went like a rocket with the wooden bottoms in.... I am pretty sure Ara is steel bottomed.
  6. Seen on Facebook Narrowboat brokerage page Narrowboat £67,750 London, United Kingdom REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE DUE TO RELOCATION OVERSEAS Beneath the unassuming covers, Roe is a fairytale boat with a fit out made of elm, oak, yew, love and a sprinkling of magic. Built in 1959, she is a 70’ River Class butty, motorised with a Gardner 4LK, rumoured to have come from a WW2 midget submarine. Current owner a boat electrician. Hi spec everything - from bathroom taps to batteries, this is a boat built to last. Totally sorted for long term liveaboard cruising or you can find a marina. The boring bits: Batteries - 6x Trojan T105 Solar controller - Outback 60A MPPT Inverter/Charger - Victron 3000/120/16 Generator - Honda EU30IS Gas boiler - Morco F11 Stove - Morso Squirrel Cooker - 60 cm cast iron hob, 2 ovens/grill. Back cabin stove - Faure Revin, C19 century. Makes ace pizza! Central heating - Mikuni Radiators - 3 + fan assisted rad an bathroom and heated towel rail (stainless, obviously.) Calorifier - 100 ltr single coil. Insulation - 50/100mm Kingspan Fresh water tank - ample Blackwater tank - 4 weeks+ Gas bottles - storage for 4x 2k blacking. Overplated bottom 10" around knees when last out of water according to survey. Current(ish!) survey available. All work specified carried out by reputable yard. Blacking and survey due next yearREDUCED FOR QUICK SA
  7. I sold Archimedes to your father. He always loved it.
  8. This is a great set of photos and information. Thanks for your putting this up. ?
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  10. We are hoping that Lion and Hawk will be there but you never know if that may change!!
  11. That's me on my first boat so about 1985..
  12. Still the best modern carrying boat I have ever seen. I think this was built alongside Otley hence the proportions are so good.
  13. I know its not old but not a bad price. http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat.phtml?id=555397
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