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matty40s

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matty40s last won the day on October 31 2017

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  1. How is your side hatch secured?

    We also have bricks available for the last 300 years of industrial growth, plenty on canals from failing bridges and locks, so if you have coach windows a far easier target than bothering to charge your angle grinder up and carry it around on the offchance of a dubious bolt head. Nicknorman should be aware that there is a DarkWeb angle grinder group determined to rid the world of superfluous rivets by 2025.
  2. Hillmorton to Clifton stretch ruined.

    Anyhow, the reason for this stoppage and housing estate is to provide enough workers with houses to keep KFC in chicken so I don't think I should have started the thread. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-43142498
  3. How is your side hatch secured?

    More secure would be to have a long shafted dome headed bolt (M6 or M8) on the outside and have it pass through a metal bar (tightened by large wing nut Brass tap head style nut) which stretches across the inside of the hatch to the cabin sides either side of the hatch
  4. How is your side hatch secured?

    the pictures suggest that the L on the outside screwed into the plate on the inside and this fitted into the space between the two doors. Not ideal, not good but fairly secure unless someone cuts off the metal protruding bar on the outside then they are in.
  5. BCN Challenge 2018

    It's got LaurieB engraved on the handle.
  6. Hillmorton to Clifton stretch ruined.

    The problem with this work is that it is an external project with external contractors and may extend without notice. I'm not sure that you will be moving anywhere at the beginning of March anyway John, unless MrSmelly gets his eco fans melting the ice
  7. I knew the old radio station site was being developed and knew the Bridge 66 stretch (Clifton) was subject to a stoppage next month, but until I found this I didn't realise just how intrusive this whole Houlton development was to the canal. pdf of planning for new link road.
  8. Trump

    Here....
  9. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    It's been the same for years. I was moored in Berkhampstead in 2009 and there was a small narrow boat called Bob going down at the back in the pound below the Rising Sun exactly like the boat in the OP. I reported it, and again a week later, then again...eventually an ex member on here who was in BW enforcement and moored in the same area emailed me and said they were aware and dealing with it. After another 6 weeks it finally sank and deposited it's engine bay contents in that pound (which is a river section). As I was coming out of London in 2011 it had just been raised after sinking again in the pound below Cowroats lock...surrounded by oil booms...too late again. BW before them and CRT now are not the answer. I have seen many sunken boats across the CRT canals and rivers which re-inforce this view. Environental groups or EA themselves are the only swift responders.
  10. BSP's recipe for Supertherm

    Did he enjoy it ?
  11. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    I tried to go round to their house but its a gated community with key code access only. The waterline is about 1cm off the exhaust outlet
  12. End of winter?

    Monday morning lie in top the stove up and scrape the ice off the inside of the windows day
  13. The search begineth

    flexing your muscules there Tim..... Working remotely usually takes a dongle or mifi and a tablet or laptop.
  14. Boat left adrift/abandoned? Hyde Lock, Kinver.

    Just alert the local environental luvvies. The S&W is a lovely natural enviromental canal , is it a SSI??. The very good waterflow through the unique bywashes will ensure that this boat sinking pollutes many pounds.
  15. What have you fettled for the boat today?

    Look forward to seeing the finished article. It's a cracking little dock, has it got heating though?? You might need some if not from the end of the week..
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