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davidg

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  1. Perhaps we should try another track, how about: Not sure how many days. I thought it was getting better, but until today I haven't had a cough, now I do. This could get worse before it gets better. I have original pressings of both of these, must be worth all of....25p?
  2. And I immediately thought of this....
  3. One thing that worked when I had this problem recently was: 1. Drain the calorifier 2. Remove the thermostat & anything else loose on the immersion heater 3. Trim back the foam spray round the boss, how far you go depends on how well ventilated the space is 4. Get as much if the foam off the copper in the trimmed back area as you can. This isn't going to be pleasant if you don't 5. Play a blowlamp around the boss for about thirty seconds 6. Put the box spanner on and turn it. The one I did this to came out by hand on the spanner without using the tommy bar 7. When you have fitted the new heater get a can of squirty foam and restore the insulation round the boss Depends what access is like of course. Mine was under a cruiser stern on a widebeam in a space where social distancing would be possible, side mounted on a vertical calorifier.
  4. Beware anything deep with a glass lid if it is going back against the hullside.
  5. Were one to put scumble on top of that I shudder to think of how it would look; it's aluminium wood primer.
  6. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.......................
  7. The bridge which the boat couldn't get through isn't the Blue Lias bridge, it's the one below Shop Lock and this is also the bridge Tranquil Rose couldn't pass through. It was possible to get a pair of boats through the Lias bridge provided that either 1) One of them didn't have a cabin on it and you put it on the outside or 2) One of them had a cabin you wished to remove and were prepared to go into the bridgehole hard enough The 12ft dimension which has been quoted for the Lias bridge is pretty meaningless as it is the arch which is the issue there. Wide beam boats often have to resort to dropping the pound to get through, causing damage to boats moored in that pound and up Kayes Arm. Bickley's bridge has also proved problematic for boats built at Delta Marine in the past: a former Bascote lock keeper had to prevent a hammer and chisel being taken to the arch with the words "Oh no you're ****ing not" when told what was about to happen. I'm told this isn't the first time Tranquil Rose has stuck in New Bridge (not a name in common usage for it, in many years of going over or under it this may be the first time I've used it), they got stuck last year too.
  8. Read Pete Harrison’s comments: it never was.
  9. <cough>Mandy Rice-Davies<cough>
  10. Word on the cut is that they did an underwater survey yesterday. It's Higton by the way.
  11. Because an “engineer” came, took a look and instructed CRT operatives to do so. I put engineer in quotes as that is who one of the CRT operatives involved told me was coming. Of course the quotes could be taken to imply another meaning.
  12. I would refer m'learned friend to post no 590. As of 6pm this evening.
  13. Yes, one wonders if m'learned friends are being consulted. And the owner could just be caught in the crossfire.
  14. Still there and nobody knows what happens next, including the boat owner. If CRT do they're not telling anyone; probably still considering the options. .
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