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NB Esk

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About NB Esk

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
  • Interests
    Narrowboating, especially the self-build side of it. Mechanic by profession, I am currently restoring a vintage 2cyl Dorman diesel, which will ultimately power my NB.
    Currently building my own narrow tug shell (started in 2007 & still not finished).
    Interested in industrial archeology, especially coal mining.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    MOT tester/ motor engineer
  • Boat Name
    narrowboat ESK...same but different.
  • Boat Location
    Rented yard at Quarmby, Huddersfield

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  1. You little tinker, lol.....
  2. I phoned and asked them to send mine, so they did, twice lol. So now I've four licences..... If you ask, they'll also send those little plastic wallets, stops the ink running.
  3. Not 100 percent but I don't think they have pump out facilities. If memory serves its just Elsan and showers, oh and the water pressure is a joke, so fill your tank somewhere else...
  4. If memory serves, Richard Bustens really did disappear, here one minute and then gone. That really was a blast from the past and not just the wind. John Orentas still owes me a pint after me standing him one, in the pub in Bugsworth basin. Then there was Wynd lass, alias Minerva, she really was a tyke, in more ways than one, lol....happy days.
  5. Hey up mate, doubt it'll ever be "finished" but it's usable and I'm living aboard and thoroughly enjoying it. I'll look into pics, used to be able to post them from a pc but on an iPad now.
  6. Thanks for that observation, it's not a spoof.
  7. I'm thinking of three or four months boating, in the better weather. I need to be back to my home mooring, in west Yorks, by around August, in order to make alterations to my central heating. Me? I'm newly retired, own my own narrow tug, am physically fit and have no financial issues. I enjoy alcohol but not to excess. She? Would be able to cope with boating stuff like locks and lock ladders (or willing to learn). Have her own boat which would be in useable order. Hopefully, the boat would be a narrow boat, so we can share wide locks. Would be great to hear from someone who's put off by being single handed or just through lack of experience. I'm an experienced boater and have plenty of patience. If this sounds like you, PM me and I'll give my number.
  8. Is it a Liverpool shell then?
  9. Not sure about this engine but a boat on the wharf where I moor has the 3 cyl version and swings a 6 foot diameter prop.
  10. If you like to get value for money, make for Huddersfield. You only need to spend a day there but it'll feel like a week...
  11. Thanks for the replies so far.....I think it was a narrow boat and although it looked unsafe ( to me) the crew seemed to be acting as if it was an everyday situation. The boat looked to be making good headway. It was a while ago and I think was on the forum but could have been elsewhere on the net. Thanks again....
  12. I recall seeing a photo of a working boat with it's gunwale underwater, the water being held back by the tarps. I mentioned this to some of the guy's on the wharf and they were fairly sceptical. Can anyone point me to this image please? I've tried the usual searches with no luck, thanks......
  13. I was friends with a retired shipyard engineer who was responsible for fitting the engines to the "Waverley". Long gone now but his workmanship lives on.
  14. Saddened to hear this. I didn't get to meet Tim but had conversations with him "on line". Always full of sound, practical advice, a thoroughly nice guy. Condolences to family and friends alike.
  15. You won't be a weed to lift the lid off mine........lesson is, don't make it from a baseplate off cut, lol