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  1. You won't have any difficulty down the Paddington arm and will no doubt be OK through the Islington tunnel to Kings Cross as we were in our 13' 6" beam barge with quite a big airdraft. We moored outside the Canal museum after prior arrangement. Fantastic experience in the centre of the capital.
  2. The inside of your terminal box seems to show a white socket with a 4 pin plug in it and there is a loose 4 pin plug at the bottom of the box. Perhaps try swapping the plugs as these may be alternative forms of switching. Is there any power to the box? Red will be positive and brown will be ground, both should be permanently connected whilst the yellow wire triggers the heater when connected to positive .
  3. Again, if you have an accumulator and a prv you should be ok. Go for it! we all need to know what happens.🤔
  4. If you had a big accumulator with fairly big connections it might be ok if you kept the pressure down below 1 bar.
  5. Nicholson's when on the move, then Open canal map or Google when down below out of the daylight and not bothered about dunking the electronic device. Make alterations to the paper map as you find out changes are permanent.
  6. Me too, except our heat exchanger is out of an old combi gas boiler, probably rated at about 25 KW. The engine (25 hp LW ) heats the 5 rads nicely when cruising, but not as quickly as the 5kw webasto water heater. The heat exchanger is circulated by a 12v pump which doesn't cut in until the engine thermostat starts passing water at more than 45 deg measured on the outside of a copper pipe. I'm absolutely delighted with the resulting comfort level and the engine never gets over cooled.
  7. We went through OK with our 13' 6" beam barge in 2012 : http://toggenberg.co.uk/Inland_Trips/2012/Lincoln/lincoln.html it is impossible to judge from the towpath what the internal dimensions are
  8. Thanks for the info, I didn't mention that location you mention is a fairly elaborate grating with a nice stone wall, presumably to keep the horses off it. You can hear running water down there, perhaps it is connected to the weir near the bridge? Maybe, seeing as they started building the LL not far from here, they were very well financed and were building everything to the highest standards?
  9. Last Thursday we were the last boat to use the Liverpool Link for the year, the locks are now all closed and lighting installations are being built over the canal at the Pierhead and around the Albert dock, etc. We didn't even need to get off the boat in Stanley lock - three Vlockies and two Cart men in attendance, thanks very much. We got as far as Hancock's swing bridge by 14:20 and found it locked off on a timer until 6pm due to the busy road it carries, so we were stuck there for the rest of the daylight - most frustrating! However it gave me a chance to go for a walk up and over the A59 to look at the ancient 13th C St Andrew's church in Maghull, a surprising find in such a built-up area. Further on into Maghull I was intrigued by the elaborate spillway and the fact that it looked to be redundant due to the concrete and piling put into the canal on the water side of it. David
  10. Why not draw your idea on paper then post a photo on the forum?
  11. Yes, another vote for Jonathan, he did ours at Tarleton a month ago, but he said "It is difficult to get an indication of the condition of the plate without removing blacking " and. " It is different when a vessel has been coated in 2 pack as I am reluctant to damage the coating unless the owner or buyer is prepared to make good the areas where access has been gained to maintain the protection."
  12. There is a recent blog about the trip here: https://boatwif.co.uk/boat-update/the-ribble-link/
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  14. Just to give you an idea what you are up against, here are two videos I took in 2010: Leaving Tarleton
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