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davidg

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  • Boat Name
    Barrow
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  1. I think these are probably on the offside between Sutton's & Bedworth Hill Cutting. I towed Leopard back from Roger Fuller's for Roy and dropped it off there.
  2. Take a look at old photographs or, for a Big Woolwich, the one on Buckden was as close as Brinklow Boat Services could get to "as original" at the time. They're plug ugly mind, like the original back cabin doors were.
  3. I think you'll find that statement is incorrect.
  4. I reached the same conclusion after looking at photos when I last made new doors for the boat about 20 years ago. Or it could be I'm lazy and couldn't be bothered to refit the drawer pulls from the previous doors. I'll leave it to the reader to make their own decision....
  5. The Great Central empire went much further west than Manchester, try Wales with the Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway as well as various oddities around Liverpool & south Lancashire.
  6. What you need to do Graham is to make sure your football team poses no threat to the baggies position in the play offs... Oh hang on..
  7. You could look at these, painted by Phil Speight
  8. You'll find it's a village in Lincolnshire where my great great grandfather was born, learnt the saddlery trade and moved to Slaithwaite. There is a hall there which I hope to inherit one day but feel my hopes will ultimately founder. Barrow hasn't been there since the summer Mike.
  9. TThis This photo of the reconstructed top part of a Woolwich stem post shows what a complicated and magnificent bit of kit the complete stem post is on these boats. The side plates/top bends are rivetted through the holes. On a Northwich these aren't present and the plates are rivetted through the centre bit of the stem. Being built at Brinklow Boat Services for Star.
  10. Back in the murky recesses towards the beginning of this thread there is a post from Nick reporting a communication from Ian Lane which suggests he had been led to believe by the engineers that there was 0.9m of water depth in the pound. This suggests the engineers & Ian thought this would be an acceptable depth. Disregarding the boats on the canal which require more than this to float standing still it displays a woeful understanding of what happens to a boat as it moves through the water and what happens to the water as it tries to move past the boat in a narrow channel. 0.9m was never going to work, boats of less draught than this were always going to be in trouble and that an engineer and a waterways manager didn't understand this calls into question their career choice.
  11. From Brinklow Boat Services: Does anyone have a job lot of white gloss going cheap?
  12. Alan, it has been reported elsewhere that the boat involved was Violet, a converted BCN day boat. That would certainly fit as when I came down on Sunday 13th it was tied in the bottom pound pointing uphill and later that week was round by the winding hole at the bottom pointing the other way. A joey boat getting stuck is no great surprise. Smug mode on: I deliberately came out of lock 9 very slowly to see if I could feel the boat sticking at all. It just drifted out with no hesitation.
  13. Interestingly, mine has a hole in the engine 'ole roof in roughly the position shown on Pete's photo. Since the only engines I know to have been fitted were a National (usual position), PD (usual position), SR3 (National hole), and AS2 (stbd side of pigeon box) I've always referred to it as the Bolinder hole when asked. I wonder whether the photo is Barrow or maybe more than one boat had the National exhaust moved.
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