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On 23/07/2018 at 20:21, making memories said:

Hi readers. We've just bought a Highbridge Crusaider 32. We thoroughly enjoyed our first adventure yesterday afternoon. 

Just googled the highbridge. That is a very nice looking boat.

23 hours ago, Neil Smith said:

you wont be going under any bridges on the cut with it though.

 

neil

Why is that? The highbridge doesn't look that high?

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2 minutes ago, Paul HD said:

Just googled the highbridge. That is a very nice looking boat.

Why is that? The highbridge doesn't look that high?

Possibly confusing the Highbridge Crusader GRP narrowboat with a generic "high-bridge cruiser".

 

Think of the big gin palaces you see on the Thames with a flying bridge.

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3 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

Possibly confusing the Highbridge Crusader GRP narrowboat with a generic "high-bridge cruiser".

 

Think of the big gin palaces you see on the Thames with a flying bridge.

Understood.

 

Pete. Did you sell the Nauticus?

Edited by Paul HD

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I didn't take the bite to the 'under any bridges' remark posted and to be honest didn't think it refered to our little boat anyway. It's the same style as a narrow boat but made from grp. And at just 32 foot it's a lovely introduction to narrow boating.

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On 23/07/2018 at 20:21, making memories said:

Hi readers. We've just bought a Highbridge Crusaider 32. We thoroughly enjoyed our first adventure yesterday afternoon. 

 

On 23/07/2018 at 22:41, Neil Smith said:

you wont be going under any bridges on the cut with it though.

 

neil

 

You'll be alright at this High Bridge though:

71t8_1.jpg

 

https://canalplan.org.uk/place/71t8

 

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Had a quick 10 mins on the cut today, too hot for me?

 

These two old beauties were outside the marina.

 

 

Edited by Paul HD

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5 hours ago, Paul HD said:

Had a quick 10 mins on the cut today, too hot for me?

 

These two old beauties were outside the marina.

 

 

Victoria and Mercury belong to a forum member.

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3 minutes ago, Paul HD said:

 

It is looking a bit nicer now. :-))

Just need to spray the metal.

 

IMG_7628.JPG.0206a5a605eb2cf8bf6205c53b0715cc.JPG

 

 

Looking much better.

Just a suggestion (if you don't have a 'rudder position indicator') - get the rudder central then remove the 'bit of blue plastic stuff' of the wheel at 12 O'clock and replace with another colour, that way you only have to count the wheel revolutions to re-centre the rudder.

 

Alternatively - just wrap a bit of insulating tape around the relevant 'spoke'.

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Cheers Alan for the suggestion.

 

The handle that is pointing up is slightly bigger than the others plus it has three rings to separate it from the others. 

Possibly a different colour would be easier to see.

I am going to make another set of handles soon and will make it more obvious.

 

Cheers,

Paul.

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2 minutes ago, Paul HD said:

Cheers Alan for the suggestion.

 

The handle that is pointing up is slightly bigger than the others plus it has three rings to separate it from the others. 

Possibly a different colour would be easier to see.

I am going to make another set of handles soon and will make it more obvious.

 

Cheers,

Paul.

Sorry - I didn't notice. Would be obviously more noticeable if you had it in your hand.

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This is  a flybridge cruiser

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This is high bridge

high_b10.jpg

This is a Highbridge Crusader

crusad10.jpg

A flybridge will not fit under High Bridge  but a Highbridge crusader would fit under High Bridge.

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3 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Highbridge ?

 

That looks to me like (the very low) Glory Hole in Lincoln.

 

 

 

IMG_20140428_124317.jpg

I seem to recall the bridge is known in Lincolnshire as "High Bridge"

Phil 

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On 15/09/2018 at 04:51, Alan de Enfield said:

Highbridge ?

 

That looks to me like (the very low) Glory Hole in Lincoln.

 

 

 

IMG_20140428_124317.jpg

9'2"

If isn't that low!

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6 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

It is with a 10' 6" air draft - and that's with everything folded and retracted.

Take a good run up!

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