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  1. Historic - 1959 No name Looks like a river class boat or a lighter!
  2. I put the AC in Gorse when I owned it in the late 80s. It replaced an SR2. The gearbox went after about 6 months and was repaired quite easily. The engine had hand start but was almost impossible to hand start without the use of the cotton plugs that screwed into the head, I think they were called Zundfix? Got stuck one time in the winter without any and had about 4 blokes taking turns at starting it which it finally did after about an hour!
  3. Dont know if this has been seen before? Chiswick
  4. I have an old copy of the Bargee backed up on a website. http://workingboats.com/canal_film/Bargee.avi
  5. Sort of historic I suppose. EX BW Work boat LINK and this one Link2
  6. I must admit the engine sounded very unlike a 3..
  7. Yarwoods Historic butty for sale! Apologies if this has already been posted! Butty for sale
  8. I was surprised to read the description as well. I sold Gorse to the current owner in 1986. It had a draught of around 2'9" if I remember correctly, the counter is taller from the waterline than most of the other josher motors. I remember the front was hugely overbuilt by waterways and was a very strong boat. The engine I put in to the boat around 1984 I think to replace and aged SR2. Bit quirky but went well. I am sure I told him at the time it was Yarwoods boat!
  9. Indeed!! I have seen bad pictures but not very often to get nothing!
  10. You could always buy this if you have an outboard motor! Sorry if this has been posted before Butty for sale
  11. Looks like a wooden butty and a Woolwich motor.
  12. Not seen this before. Says it's historic. Sentinel With a Bolinder.
  13. This is mega money. My value-ometer says a bit too much!!
  14. Not seen this ad before but maybe wrong!!! Alsager. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/yarwoods-70-butty/621585
  15. It hit a lock wall in either Brentford or Limehouse and did some damage. I think it was all repaired properly though.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 M
  18. LMS Dehli for sale Dont know if this has been posted!!
  19. Hey Thanks for this. It was wonderful to see the canal without quite as many boats! Great dialogue and really nice to see..
  20. 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.
  21. 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. Tota
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