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davidb

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    Ribble Valley

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    Gladiator
  • Boat Location
    Tarleton, Lancs

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  1. There is a recent blog about the trip here: https://boatwif.co.uk/boat-update/the-ribble-link/
  2. I have often wondered:- why has the knob for the depth adjustment got a left hand thread? It has confused me for more than 50 years!
  3. Just to give you an idea what you are up against, here are two videos I took in 2010: Leaving Tarleton
  4. Fabulous find. I think British midget submarines had a Gardner in them as well. There is one at Gosport sub museum, I think
  5. davidb

    ice

    Almost 20 years ago we had a mooring at the west end of the Foulridge tunnel. The water in the tunnel and for 20 yards or so outside of it was ice - free, the rest of the canal was frozen over. A small grp cruiser came out of the tunnel and rushed into the ice to try to break it to get to the water point at top lock. It didn't get very far and then suddenly started sinking. The thin, virgin ice had cut into the stem of the boat for about 10" at the waterline. The occupants went to stand in the cockpit to to keep the slot above water whilst one of them nipped inside to rescue their personal belongings, TV etc and passed them out to us on the bank. I don't think they lived aboard because it was so small and when they had tied it up firmly to some trees they cleared off to get warm and dry,
  6. I have never heard Tuskans, nor the river Pendle. ( I live near Pendle Hill)
  7. Thanks to the people who run the Gardner Engine Forum for organizing this (free) event, I really enjoyed my visit. It was an excellent choice of venue in all respects. It was also very interesting to be shown round the bone mill whilst it was in steam - it must have been a hideous place to work in 100 years ago with the danger, the smells and the dust.
  8. It should be back in water by now, this was the Marple side at 11am today:
  9. davidb

    Value of 2LW + PRM

    Thank you all for your replies, and for the huge amount of info from steamraiser, all very encouraging, and yes, we both like the boat a lot never mind the engine. Will let you know how it goes soon. Batavia does look great, and I bet it is a pleasure to cruise, but too small for our family, I'm afraid. I'm sure it will sell soon. cheers, David
  10. davidb

    Value of 2LW + PRM

    Yes, quite, but what I really mean is: " is a boat with an engine room with a 2LW in it generally worth at least 10k more than a standard modern engined boat?"
  11. davidb

    Value of 2LW + PRM

    Thanks, Mike, I have had a good look at it, heard it running for while, and I do trust the seller. 10k is the figure I had guessed, but we had heard since that they could sell for £20k, which surprised me. cheers, David
  12. Hi, I have always fancied a boat with a Gardner in it, and at last there is a chance of one. In order to justify the extra cost of one in a boat to my financial advisor ( Wife ), please could someone give me a clue to what a 2LW in good order with a PRM , also in good order could be valued at? thanks, David
  13. Is that the one which was at Lytham, and is now at Askham ?
  14. Very well done, Marc, you kept us well entertained, cheers, David
  15. davidb

    SULLY

    From the link posted by Dave P: "Captain Sullenberger, who retired from US Airways in 2010, said in an email that the tension in the film accurately reflected his state of mind at the time. “For those who are the focus of the investigation, the intensity of it is immense,” he said, adding that the process was “inherently adversarial, with professional reputations absolutely in the balance.” I think we can allow the filmmakers their license on this occasion because it was Captain Sullenberger that pulled it off and it is his feelings that matter most,
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