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Albion

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  1. Yes, IIRC, the boat is supported on beams but I wasn’t sure whether they pumped out the remaining water from below or not as I never saw it fully in action. Roger
  2. Ian Clarke of Pennine Cruisers, Skipton, has a dry dock (haven’t seen it in operation but walked round it when prepping our boat for sale years ago) just on the outskirts of Skipton near the hospital. He would almost certainly know of a local surveyor. There is also, but slightly further away, Snaygill Boats, Snaygill, who also have a dry dock and, again, could probably recommend a local surveyor. Roger
  3. I agree with the idea about the filter as a friend of ours once used a replica CAV 296 style filter and had the same problems. We bought him a genuine 296 locally and took it along to him (as he was miles from the nearest shop local to where he got stuck) and, when fitted, it solved the problem so presumably there was some issue with the seals on the look-alike filter. Can't remember all the details now as it was years ago but it is worth checking as Tony says. Roger
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    My preference was always for cassette toilets. Several reasons for this. Once, in the early days when hiring a boat with friends and a full tank, we were turned away from the only nearby yard that could offer a pump out because it was their hire fleet turn round day and they claimed they were too busy to help, including pumping out their own fleet. I also used to carry spare cassette tanks (on my last boat we had two spares plus the one in use......but it was designed with suitable storage for those 2 spare cassettes as the boat was built to our specs). That means that if for some reason, such as ice or canal stoppage, you got stuck some distance from a disposal site you can last a bit longer or, if push comes to shove, you can carry one down the towpath. You can't do any of that with a pump out tank. Roger
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  12. Ocean Princess was a specially modified narrowboat IIRC to cope with the anticipated conditions. I seem to recall a tug style raised front deck with sealed doors and other strengthening mods to cope with waves and the impact from waves. A Wyvern Shipping boat IIRC. Yes, just found it see: https://www.canalholidays.co.uk/about-us/ocean-princess-cruise Roger
  13. To be even fairer to Steve Haywood, that wasn't him steering although the thread title could be a little bit of a p*ss take of course. Roger
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  15. The thread is about the weight of a narrow boat which is what I thought you were replying to. However, if you are bringing in a scenario where the reach of the crane is required to handle lifting the boat over others to reach the water or distance to the water from the quay for example then you are correct that the further the reach the greater the crane capacity to handle that reach safely and within the load capability of the crane. The load on the cable is the same it is just a matter of the capacity of the crane at varying reaches and whether it is sufficient for the situation. Roger
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