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paddy r

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About paddy r

  • Birthday 31/01/65

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    Male
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    all over

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  • Occupation
    Mechanic
  • Boat Name
    Eclipse and butty Echoes
  • Boat Location
    CC

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  • Website URL
    http://nb-eclipseandechoes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  1. Well I think it looks brilliant, but then I am biased.just don't forget to put a jump chain on the voice of experience will tell you it cold putting it back on in February.
  2. Thanks for the second video, I enjoyed watching it.even picked up a few pointers.
  3. We have winded our pair in Horninglow basin at the water point,do able with care,one of our customers has a 12" wide beam and was there last week. But as others have said air draft can be a problem.
  4. Brilliant, thanks for that
  5. think the queue may be longer than anticipated
  6. any idea of the numbers they would need for a -Run-? We have to buy a set number of units at a time from Bcm to get a half decent price,and then I still have spend time trying to resolder 40 to 50% of them and that's not to hold water just to stay together!
  7. You would need to change your insurance on the motor for towing,register them as a pair. licence will run at the same start date.Despite what some may say you would need someone on the butty while towing on cross straps as wind,passing boats,by wash,people running their engine in gear tied up all affect the way the butty behaves,
  8. We used a firm in Nottingham for the Butty,can't remember the name at the mow, but seem to think they are on Canal street, the price was right and the service was good.
  9. We have a greyhound and lurcher,they both are fine of the lead round locks although we do check for small fury's before letting him go.the one and only down side is being in a small cabin with a greyhound with gas! he can take the varnish off!
  10. I /we move with our boat and butty all year round,most of the advise given is right,you have to see what work's for you. The thing that most people forget is its not towing or steering thats the problem,Its Stopping! I'm 16 stone so have a bit body weight to help,It will put you on your bum at sometime.
  11. Pj Barber sheet store Long Eaton did our butty and has done several stretches ,Can only say as you find and we are more than pleased with his work http://www.pjbarberboatbuilderltd.co.uk/
  12. He does it all himself from start to finish,and i think he does inboard engines now. ( i used to supply him with fenders when we moored down that way).
  13. My Dad says the boats used to go up to the Mill at the back of Monday street when he was a kid
  14. we usually sell coal on the Witham during winter but not going down there this year(long story), Poklington at Boston will deliver to Lincoln,haven't got his number to hand but google him, he is a Boston but his lorrys go all over Lincolnshire. Would highly recommend "Burnwell" that he sells a NONE type approved smokeless, good heat very low ash and stays in all night. hope that helps.