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David Mack

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  1. I've no doubt your chinese boatbuilder can build a steel shell of the appropriate basic dimensions, decent standard welds, RCD compliant etc. But if they have never built a narrow boat before, then you are likely to end up with a clumsy inelegant boat, with various niggles. Whereas if you buy from an established UK boatbuilder, these sorts of details will have been sorted out in previous production, and you are will end up with a better boat overall.
  2. Delivery of a smallish order to several customers will take a lot longer than delivering the same quantity into a single tank. And add the potential pollution risk as the hose and nozzle are transferred from one boat to the next, and this begins to look like a pretty unattractive order for the supplier. Expect to pay a premium price if you can find a willing supplier. Which says nothing about the impact on the fuel suppliers, and their consequent willingness to continue to supply pleasure craft.
  3. That seems to be a decorative handrail profile rather than a simple d section.
  4. A CCer who is currently local to Sturts Lock.
  5. CRT have today said: "Due to ongoing low water level issues on the Regent's Canal, Sturts Lock will be closed from 17:00pm until further notice. The situation is currently under review by the local Operations Team with the view to re-open the lock when practically possible. We also ask if you can minimise movement over the next 2 weeks and kindly adhere to the 'THRIFT CODE'." Does the bit in italics mean CRT have accepted that it is "reasonable in the circumstances" for local CCers to stay more than 14 days in one place?
  6. Not necessarily! A domestic vented tank could be fitted 50 feet lower than the header tank which feeds it, on which case the pressure in the tank would be a 50 ft head above atmospheric pressure.
  7. At Canalplan's default settings the trip from Old Turn via Salford Bridge, Bordesley and Aston junctions, back up to Old Turn then to Alvechurch Marina is 21 miles and 48 locks and will take 15 hours 25 minutes. To do this in a day you will need an early start, to be as fast through locks singlehanded as canalplan's typical with-crew times, and be prepared to boat on well after dark. Better to allow a day and a half or choose a less ambitious alternative.
  8. Apparently since the 2003 Licencing Act it has been at the discretion of the establishment. An interesting discussion at https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g186338-i17-k9878827-Drinking_up_time-London_England.html
  9. But does connecting the solar charging cables to the inverter/charger solar input do anything more than just connecting them internally directly to the battery connections? Perhaps a neater solution from a wiring point of view, but functionally no different from what the OP has already done?
  10. The July Reservoir Watch on the CRT website shows reservoir levels holding up well. But the August version isn't there. The September version is due out any time now, and will give a better idea of the current position.
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  12. What's wrong with using the last lock landing bollard? As long as the actual lock mooring length is clear that is fine in my book.
  13. I say, that's a bit unnecessary....
  14. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices/16148-bridge-52-crowholt-bridge-macclesfield-canal
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