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  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. Romford is one of the 24 butties built for FMC by Braithwaite and Kirk of West Bromwich between 1912 and 1914. Romford currently (or at least recently) sports a motor stern. https://hnbc.org.uk/boats/romford
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  4. I was comparing with the Bubble which is also welded steel and the wrong hand. Bubble Louis Ranger Yes the LR is a simpler stove, but it is 1/3 of the price.
  5. Your PJ2W produces (or should produce) 22hp at 2200 rpm. A Vetus M3.10 produces 22hp at 3000 rpm. So to get the same power as your current engine you will need to run at a higher engine speed i.e. noisier. You don't say what ratio gearbox comes with the Vetus, but if it is around 2:1 you will need a smaller prop to match the higher engine speed. In general that means lower efficiency, slower acceleration and poorer stopping ability. None of that will make for easier boating, or help on rivers.
  6. But even the one inch maps (at that useful scale of 1:63,360) had grid lines at 1km intervals.
  7. Where are you getting a new engine supplied and fitted, including whatever changes are needed to engine beds, water cooling, exhaust, engine controls, etc. for £2.5k??
  8. I think the PJ2W is an uprated version of the PH2W which were well regarded engines in their time. For the cost of a new engine, and all the disruption etc. that this will involve, I would have thought you could get this engine rebuilt. Have you spoken to a 'proper' engine restorer rather than someone who makes money out of selling you a new engine? Edited to add: Just seen your latest post. By properly rebuilt I mean engine out of boat, cylinders rebored, new pistons and rings, crankshaft reground with new bearing shells, valves reground etc.
  9. In what way is that better than the Windysmithy Louis Ranger which is 1/3 of the price? https://www.windysmithy.co.uk/woodburners/louis-ranger
  10. I agree with Tim. You should be able to find a 7 day mooring at Little Venice on the visitor moorings west of Brownings Pool. There are very few moorings at Camden, so you are very unlikely to get one there. But Little Venice to Limehouse or Old Ford on the Lee (via the Hertford Union) is an easy day (or a long half day), and you can always break your journey for an overnight at the canal museum. A couple of years ago I took a trip from Hackney, around the Olympic Park, including passage through City Mill and Carpenters Road locks, then down to Limehouse and up to Little Venice. Al
  11. Not tried Netflix, but my phone (on Three) has been fine as a hotspot for YouTube videos.
  12. That depends. Does the OP want to know what the wooden hull and superstructure alone weighs, or does he want to know the all-up weight in boating condition, including engine and gearbox, other equipment, internal fitout, ballast, contents of water, fuel and black water tanks, crew's personal possessions, etc.?
  13. Back in the 70s/80s we knew this as 'Northwich gear' as it was the standard fitment to new gates in BW's then Northwich Area, under Area Engineer Brian Haskins. Under BW policy of the time he was supposed to use hydraulic gear whenever gates or paddles were replaced, but it was said that he refused to do so in normal maintenance and gate replacement, but he had to use hydraulics on restorations (Ashton/Peak Forest and later on the Huddersfield).
  14. French enamel range on Ebay. No size given but looks as if it might be small enough for a back cabin. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/antique-french-stove-range-art-deco-neuvo-enamel-cast-iron-solid-fuel-kitchen/224367708641
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