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21 hours ago, Rob-M said:

I've thought about using the sign post but not sure it would be strong enough.

Last time i went from Icknield Port we went up Smethwick and down Spon Lane just to use them.

Glad I am not the only idiot on here


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31 minutes ago, PeterScott said:

spacer.pngspacer.pngOn this day in 2015


High Bridge Lincoln (the Glory Hole) and 1900 from an interpretation board



24 minutes ago, MartynG said:

The older Glory hole photo is take from the other side of the bridge


No sooner said ... 🙂

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These are the metric dimensions of my friend Leigh Wootton's barge in France. A tonnage of 1454 needs a draught of 2.72 metres, more than the old canal beside the upper Seine can handle. 1,000 tonnes is thus the present-day limit here.


What got Leigh his present contact however is the ability to get the boat back with empty containers on board - thanks to this ballast tank, and one aft. Together they take 90 tonnes of water, enabling the vessel to get beneath the bridges with millimetres to spare (They sheared the head off a rivet once at the bridge before Nogent).


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Here they are on the way back to Nogent-sur-Seine.



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On this day in 2014



Innovative overnight mooring between Shortwood Tunnel  and Tardebigge Tunnel W+B. We were aground, and later pulled over the silted-up-bit




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4 hours ago, Jen-in-Wellies said:




Trent Lock.

Thant’s a flash Pram cover on the boat in front, I’m not a big fan of Semi-Trads with pram covers though👍

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Yesterday Coventry Basin. A floating library with a National collection of short stories https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/19330266.first-look-inside-floating-library-featuring-collection-short-stories/


Boat is a new build, eye catching, and while at first I wasn't impressed actually she is an interesting deviation from the norm, lovely quirky bits and overall I liked the boat. 



See pictures below, (I have more but cant manage to compress  as usual exceed Mb. how do you add from an iphone without exceeding Mb...  😐)

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