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The Bagdad Boatman (waits)

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    devon

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    retiered
  • Boat Name
    Ex Papermaker. Ex Merlin. Ex Bean Goose.
  • Boat Location
    K&A Murhill
  1. you can use displacement calculus for weight 1 cubic meter = 1 Tonne, treat the bow and stern as triangles Length x width x depth. = volume
  2. I do not think it will have been lifted in with a crane because of the cost a 60 ton crane can only lift 60 ton at the centre pin when it jibs out the ability drops quickly. I hired a 120 ton crane 10 years ago it cost £1500. Most 70 foot locks are bigger than that but you have to be careful.
  3. Wigan market for steak and cowheel pies, Blackburn market for the Sarsaparillla stall, Burnley marker for Black puddings sold hot, Barnolswick pronounced barlik for good cafes Skipton for hot pork pies down springs branch. people tend to tip their heads back to catch the juice and walk into the canal.
  4. Wile we might squabble over coll regs which apply to tideways the greatest danger to a canoeist is being capsized and pulled into the propeller and killed. Our duty as boaters is to keep everybody safe and be aware of the dangers. Watching Steve Backshall and his wife training in the fast canoe it shows how unstable these boats are.
  5. 3. Sailboats must give way to canoes, kayaks, and rowboats, because these vessels are slower and less able to get out of the way. So canoes, kayaks, and rowboats, are the stand on vessels.
  6. non powered boats have the right of way.
  7. Look for direct fuel injection instead of carberetter which can spill fuel
  8. Prepare your boat with sucking any water and sludge from the bottom of the fuel tank. Service the engine and clean fuel filters check fan belts and have spare filters and belts. Anchor must be set out so you can deploy it if necessary and secure the bitter end to the boat, it is no use under the bed. Life jackets for all crew. You will leave Tarleton river lock before high tide and push against the tide down the Douglas and with the tide up the Ribble to Savick brook. Choose a neap tide and avoid the high spring tide. The Lancaster is a lovely area to visit. There is a width restriction in Savick brook.
  9. if you refit a boat do it slowly a bit at a time do not strip it out but use it and decide what to replace. Your dad can puddle weld pits and also use lead to fill pits. if you prep the steel and cut holes so he can weld new plates then his skill will give you a good hull, hard and dirty work but economical to do.
  10. Saw some super heavy batteries at mole valley farmers. looked to be off a tractor.
  11. Reminds me of the feeder to springs branch in Skipton the bridge is now the bypass.
  12. Yes they work well.
  13. By using the levers you allow the flywheel to spin up and start the engine more easily.
  14. Clean fuel. Good oil and regular fiter change is what engines need to keep healthy and a good cooling system.
  15. straps

    Try to make all your straps the same length. They can go the shortest way and work the first battery too hard.