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  1. Midnight

    The Folly Inn at new years

    One of the best pubs on the system!
  2. Midnight

    Wanted - Starter Motor for ListerTL3A

    Thanks for your suggestions. My mate managed to find a company that will repair at reasonable cost - Cox Automotive at Atherstone.
  3. A live-aboard colleague desperately needs a starter motor for his Lister TL3A Lucas CAV DE1855 Part No. 21320F621 Can anyone help?
  4. Midnight

    Leeds & Liverpool Canal questions

    Two weeks? Depends if you want a leisurely cruise or just do the whole canal. I have cruised the L&L too many time to remember how many, but usually it's on the way out or back to somewhere else so we do long days. We did Liverpool to Leeds in 7 days but that was at the end of our 3 week holiday and needed to get back to base. There are around 30 swing bridges between Gargrave and Leeds and you do find the occasional heavy one. After heavy rain gravel and mud gets washed onto the bridge plate so sometimes just a sweep with your foot clears it. The locks are usually not an issue once you get the hang of the ground paddles - no problem when sharing. Like all Pennine canals it's spectacular and there's many places to stop along the way. A one-way would be ideal if you can get it. A great alternative is Sowerby Bridge on the Calder / Rochdale to Barnoldswick either way round.
  5. Midnight

    Boat sunk, by Stag Party?

    "The morons went past far too fast, bow wave nearly a foot high, and it seems to have sucked the staples out of a tarp that was covering a leaky patch. " Morons indeed and I do feel sorry for the owner but come on, hardly credible to blame a speeding boat for sinking in this case.
  6. Midnight

    Cratch cover zip

    Yes but you may need a whole new zip - there's an awning company in Cleckheaton if you're in the vicinity. I imagine many other companies around the country do same. Had mine replaced a few years ago quite inexpensive.
  7. Midnight

    Thrupp - any good?

    Stayed at Thrupp last year on the way to Oxford. We approached with a little bit of apprehension after hearing stories of gestspo like bc members but pleasantly surprised. Quite a few moorings, friendly bc members and residential boaters. The boat pub was ok but didn't have any blond hoppy beers.
  8. Midnight

    Are CaRT aiming for a record...

    No I don't do twit stuff I just got fed up of receiving stoppage notices so decided to do a count on the day. I could say great minds think alike but my mind isn't that great.
  9. Midnight

    Are CaRT aiming for a record...

    No only stoppage notices for 28th to 29th August
  10. .. or just incompetent? Twenty one stoppage notices today. How many before we get a refund on the license fee?
  11. Midnight


    http://www.humber.com/admin/content/files/Misc/LEISURE CRAFT PR Goole.pdf
  12. Midnight


    That's the place. I've done it twice the other way - got it wrong first time and was lucky to get over the sand bar. The channel under Boothferry Bridge is over on the left (going down) so you need to start moving right as you pass the M62 bridge (from memory either arch). When the tide is up it's a very wide expanse of water but probably easier to cock it up when going upstream than it is going down. There were a lot of boils on the up tide on the apex of the corner opposite Howden Dyke but don't know how the ebb affects it. There's quite a flow so I would suggest you avoid a big spring tide. PS I'm sure you already know that you'll be on port authority water so you need VHF and minimum two people on board.
  13. Midnight


    Yes sounds like a plan. Just make sure you follow the channel around the back of Hook Island.
  14. Midnight

    Dozy car drivers and lift bridges!

    Happened to me on the L&L s few years ago. Lady driver in 4-track drove past the warning lights as the barriers dropped. Stuck between the barriers I just carried on swinging the bridge, much to the amusement of the other drivers. Didn't get eye contact for so,me reason?
  15. Midnight


    My good lady who knows about these things says Council Tax can only be raised on a property (or mooring) that is rated by the Valuation Officer.

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