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pete harrison

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pete harrison last won the day on October 10 2017

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  1. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    A boat still waiting to find a new and enthusiastic owner - ROE, now at £60k (started at £100K in June 2017) https://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/narrow-boats-traditional/588072
  2. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    PARAGON has always been 60' since constructed in the late 1970's, and I suspect it will be about 45' of original L.M.S.R. fore end (purchased in sections from a scrap yard) and about 15' of modern welded counter stern. Initially PARAGON was operated as an unconverted motor, although it did have a short kitchen extension. It was later converted as a house boat but was deconverted again about 15-20 years ago
  3. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    This is the detail I took from Apollo Duck when PARAGON was advertised for sale earlier this year: 23/03/2018 - POSSIBLY FOR SALE VIA APOLLO DUCK / ? (Yarwoods built LMS Station Boat - 1929 - 60' - riveted iron - ex-work boat - motorised around 40 years ago by enthusiasts - rebottomed around 12 years ago - the back cabin and engine room are wooden and need work - Armstrong Siddeley - open hold that is sheeted up - Staffordshire - no telephone number - £20000) (re-advertised 15/07/2018 @ £20000) edit = tidy up formatting
  4. pete harrison

    Protecting natural fibre rope fenders

    I am interested to know how the container full of oily creosote is disposed of once the fenders have been soaked, the suggestion being a plastic dustbin full. Seems a lot of hassle to me for a couple of hundred quids worth of fenders that should last for quite a while untreated
  5. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    I have known PARAGON since it was built as it is now, but I have no 'insider knowledge'. The price has been sourced from the most recent Historic Narrow Boat Club NEWSLETTER, and actually says offers over £15k
  6. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    It all depends whether you are pricing up a similar spec boat to DEHLI / DELHI or are looking at pricing up an unconverted boat, not to mention what quality of end result you are expecting I.e. professional or D.I.Y.. Personally I think the condition of the engine is the least of PARAGON's problems, and I hope you would get it for £20k as they were asking for offers in the region of £15k in their last advert
  7. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    And before you know it, along with sorting out the cabin, engine room and everything else you have spent the asking price of DEHLI / DELHI - and more
  8. pete harrison

    Erebus

    And I was at Brinklow Boat Services yesterday where EREBUS was open with somebody working on it
  9. pete harrison

    Protecting natural fibre rope fenders

    I would still expect untreated fenders to last a few years but it depends on their use. I boat on full length narrow boats (nominally 71'6'') and it is a common occurence to lift the stern fender to clear lock gates. As stated above I prefer to deal with fairly clean fenders, and I accept I will need to replace them periodically. I suppose owners of boats of a shorter length might only ever touch their fenders when painting of the hull is required, so making them unpleasant to handle is not such an issue
  10. pete harrison

    Protecting natural fibre rope fenders

    Rightly or wrongly I see fenders as a consumable, i.e. you fit them, they get used, they wear out (or get stolen) and they get replaced. Personally I can think of few more unpleasant things than lifting oily / creosote fenders when required so your hands get covered in muck that then gets dabbed all over the cabin and tiller. No, dry and clean fenders for me every time
  11. OTLEY leaving Braunston 09 May 2018 (Jacob Harrison) edit = image deleted as I did not read the rules properly (point 2 - must be your own work)
  12. pete harrison

    my boat chugging with it's single cylinder..

    I quite like the sound of the reconditioned Lister HR2 owned by the 'friend'
  13. pete harrison

    Historic Boats for sale online

    When CALDY was a British Waterways Board canal maintenance boat it was shortened and fitted with two things that were unconventional - the almost unique rubbing guard arrangement and a Deutz FL2 29hp @ 2150rpm / 34.5hp @ 2400rpm industrial diesel engine (I have the engine serial number) with a hydraulic drive. The engine was fitted in 1977 and was still in the boat 10 years ago, but I do not know when the guards were altered
  14. pete harrison

    Harry Arnold

    Indeed, a sad loss of yet another knowledgeable and irreplaceable waterways character who had direct links to the cut of the past and the present.
  15. pete harrison

    Great Canal Journeys. New series

    NO, he will not live long enough to become 'a real boater'
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