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On 09/12/2018 at 16:37, David Mack said:

 

I heard on the towpath a couple of months ago that Baildon has been bought by the owners of a full length converted Big Woolwich motor, and the intention is to convert Baildon as a full length cabinned butty to provide more liveaboard accommodation. The RN out of Baildon is going into the motor to replace the non-authentic engine it currently has. But I can't be sure of the identity of the motor - it may be Bicester, but I could be wrong.

 

And my interest here is that Baildon was Belfast's original intended butty.

I did a few locks with Belfast coming back into London with Yeo, I believe it has an SR3 in it so would suit the engine swap theory. Lovely folks they were.

 

 

Oops just read the rest of the posts and the story became clear!

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2 hours ago, sparrowcycles said:

I did a few locks with Belfast coming back into London with Yeo, I believe it has an SR3 in it so would suit the engine swap theory. Lovely folks they were.

Thanks!

Belfast has an ST3, and I don't have an RN to put in its place. ☹️ 

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38 minutes ago, David Mack said:

Thanks!

Belfast has an ST3, and I don't have an RN to put in its place. ☹️ 

Ah it's you! Now I have a name to fit the boat! It was good to cruise with you. Having had both an sr3 and an st3 I should have remembered, the ST has way more power.

 

 

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I remember a full length motor moored in Runcorn in about 1972,which had a masive dent in the middle of one side. At the time the boat was being used,I believe, by a church youth group. The engine was a petrol /parafin unit.The conversion used ex bus windows I think the boat may have been callel Edwardian Monarch at the time,but I dont recall if the name was painted on.

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