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  1. The front end of Gorse with a new back end from Graeme at WFBC.
  2. Don't know if this has been posted anywhere yet Greenlaw
  3. 67ft tug based on Yarwoods large Northwich Based on a Large Northwich Cant seem to see many similarities!!
  4. Historic - 1959 No name Looks like a river class boat or a lighter!
  5. 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!
  6. Dont know if this has been seen before? Chiswick
  7. I have an old copy of the Bargee backed up on a website. http://workingboats.com/canal_film/Bargee.avi
  8. Sort of historic I suppose. EX BW Work boat LINK and this one Link2
  9. I must admit the engine sounded very unlike a 3..
  10. Yarwoods Historic butty for sale! Apologies if this has already been posted! Butty for sale
  11. 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!
  12. Indeed!! I have seen bad pictures but not very often to get nothing!
  13. You could always buy this if you have an outboard motor! Sorry if this has been posted before Butty for sale
  14. Looks like a wooden butty and a Woolwich motor.
  15. Not seen this before. Says it's historic. Sentinel With a Bolinder.
  16. This is mega money. My value-ometer says a bit too much!!
  17. Not seen this ad before but maybe wrong!!! Alsager. https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/yarwoods-70-butty/621585
  18. It hit a lock wall in either Brentford or Limehouse and did some damage. I think it was all repaired properly though.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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