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Scholar Gypsy

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Scholar Gypsy last won the day on April 1 2014

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About Scholar Gypsy

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ely

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  • Occupation
    Civil Servant
  • Boat Name
    Scholar Gypsy
  • Boat Location
    Ely, River Great Ouse

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    http://scholargypsy.judgefamily.org.uk/

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  1. I'm waiting to hear of someone, with a philosophical bent, who is interested in Bridge 42.
  2. Thanks - I do make sure that there is a decent loop in the cable between the stanchion on the pontoon and the boat. And there isn't s sharp edge on the top of the window pane. I think I'm more concerned about people walking on the cables... For my recent test the preparation instructions said "Ensure that 230v mains electricity supplies (and inverters / generators) have been disconnected & that shore power leads are available for inspection."
  3. I have my wall mounted plug (the simpler of the two described above) inside the boat, and the cable goes through a window (or on some moorings under the stern doors).
  4. This page holds monthly reports on reservoir holdings. There's a bit of commentary at the end of the June 2017 report. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/our-work/managing-our-water/reservoir-watch
  5. And rather a lot of gongoozlers in the video here. You would think they could manage without quite so many tugs ... Good to see they've lit the aft stove.
  6. Keep stretching ...
  7. Maybe that's why, for the river they were doing last night on C4, there were no bridges or locks at all !!
  8. Photo from facebook
  9. Reminds me of this. I think the skipper of the stern tug had a bit of a shock? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-17950813/hms-ocean-squeezes-through-thames-barrier
  10. I gather the bore/aegir can be quite exciting at Gainsborough, on some tides ... That may explain some caution re mooring there.
  11. I don't quite see how they would get water around the (so-called) tidal section at Earith? Last summer the flow at Offord was the minimum allowed (a tiddy 1.5 cubic metres a second) as all the rest was being abstracted to Graffham Water. >>> And on the other hand, floods expected Putney to Teddington tomorrow.
  12. Do you check that the sign says "53" on both sides? If not you'll need to go back and take some more photos ....
  13. You may find this helpful?
  14. I don't quite see how they would get water around the (so-called) tidal section at Earith? Last summer the flow at Offord was the minimum allowed (a tiddy 1.5 cubic metres a second) as all the rest was being abstracted to Graffham Water.
  15. I replaced a couple of old spotlights with bedazzled surface mounted units, and then put a switch in a small surface mounted plastic box. I think the third generation of lights over the cooker and sink. Not as tidy as it might be, but easy to find the switch in the dark.