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Quite so. It's in the nature of things, and broadens the information scope.

Quite so. It's in the nature of things, and broadens the information scope.

 

There's an echo in here . . . connectivity issues!

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16 hours ago, pete harrison said:

The new 'improved' format of my boat files are constructed from the same records, and so will be the same information as you already have. I have not converted each file as I have quite a few, instead I edit them into the 'improved' format when contacted by a new owner - with each taking somewhere between 8 and 12 hours dependant on content.

 

 

WHAT!  The post-it notes and scraps of paper down the back of the sofa are going!  😃

 

George

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That's fantastic Steve, really pleased you got Prince. Be sure to stop in again with Prince this time! I was told that George had been used for guniting?

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1 hour ago, Tim Carter said:

That's fantastic Steve, really pleased you got Prince. Be sure to stop in again with Prince this time! I was told that George had been used for guniting?

Thanks Tim! I will definitely pop in with Prince, or probably Prince and Yeo together. if you're not too busy I might hang around a few more days this time. 

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10 hours ago, Tim Carter said:

That's fantastic Steve, really pleased you got Prince. Be sure to stop in again with Prince this time! I was told that George had been used for guniting?

When I first took Victoria to London I was told it was Henry that was a gunnite boat.  Henry is the one Royalty motor that seems to have vanished and I always wondered if it had been cut down to do that job.  Remember Jay rebuilding Prince in Gas St.

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19 minutes ago, zenataomm said:

RUGBY RECEIVED A ROYAL VISIT TODAY

 

 

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That’s a different Prince!

The Josher one owned by Malcolm Webster. 

 

Paul

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12 hours ago, furnessvale said:

WHAT!  The post-it notes and scraps of paper down the back of the sofa are going!  😃

 

George

I may have mislead as it is the history files I prepare for owners that are in a new format, the originals still being on Post-It notes, scraps of paper, old bread wrappers, on the back of fag packets e.t.c..

 

I even had some notes on Izal 'tissue' until I caught a visitor about to flush it down the toilet - now I know my records are sometimes a bit iffy but I did not think they were sh*t :captain:

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1 hour ago, BuckbyLocks said:

When I first took Victoria to London I was told it was Henry that was a gunnite boat.  Henry is the one Royalty motor that seems to have vanished and I always wondered if it had been cut down to do that job.  Remember Jay rebuilding Prince in Gas St.

That would make sense, maybe Henry is kicking around somewhere with a flat front then, it would be nice to know where it is. 

 

Do you remember what amount of welding he had to do? I noticed when I looked at the footings that they had been replaced but possibly with the chines from a bcn icebreaker or similar. 

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5 minutes ago, sparrowcycles said:

That would make sense, maybe Henry is kicking around somewhere with a flat front then, it would be nice to know where it is. 

 

Do you remember what amount of welding he had to do? I noticed when I looked at the footings that they had been replaced but possibly with the chines from a bcn icebreaker or similar. 

I have the original Bulls Bridge documents that detail the demise of HENRY complete with dates, so don't spend too much time looking for it.

 

I think the footings and bottom were replaced in preparation for the 'gravel run' in 1983. When I was messing about with PRINCE directly before its refurbishment it had quite a lot of concrete set into the boats bottom. The 1983 renovations were carried out at Keelkast, Horseley Fields as I remember having to stop off to recover some bits and pieces I had been storing in the Cabin - and I remember Barry Lycett being very cross with me :captain:

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5 minutes ago, matty40s said:

hedge cutting now too...😉

You might think that matty, I couldn't possibly comment!

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48 minutes ago, Derek R. said:

Izal - "Now wash and re-use" . . . or something like that.

Could cut yourself on that stuff.

 

Divergence you see . . .

I grew up with that stuff, standard NORWEB issue bog paper.

Once leaving the family home, 3 ply quilted aloevera lovely stuff has never been a cost issue.😀

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25 minutes ago, matty40s said:

I grew up with that stuff, standard NORWEB issue bog paper.

Once leaving the family home, 3 ply quilted aloevera lovely stuff has never been a cost issue.😀

Always the same with nationalised industries and public sector jobs.

 

The stuff was so vile nobody would pinch it to take home!

 

George

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2 minutes ago, furnessvale said:

Always the same with nationalised industries and public sector jobs.

 

The stuff was so vile nobody would pinch it to take home!

 

George

dad did, so we suffered it😫

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1 hour ago, djgoode1980 said:

Has the bow cabin been removed?

 

No, it's still there, I just couldn't take a photo from that end because of the boats tied up on the water points ….. having lunch.

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4 hours ago, Paul H said:

That’s a different Prince!

The Josher one owned by Malcolm Webster. 

 

Paul

Yes I know it is, I wasn't suggesting it was a Royalty Class …. merely that we'd had a Royal visit, rugby tends to be a bit scant in that department. 

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