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IanM last won the day on December 2 2016

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  • Birthday 27/04/1978

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  1. I believe Yeoford has, although when it was fitted I do not know.
  2. Restricted Nav, Cov Canal, Atherstone bottom

    Whenever I see a trampoline where it shouldn’t be it always makes me think of this...
  3. RIP Trevor Maggs

    Had the pleasure to meet Trevor on several occasions and even had the benefit of his advice when steering Nutfield and Raymond a few times. A true gentleman and a fountain of knowledge. He will be missed.
  4. Kill Cord ?

    Because pretty soon it will hit something and stop, that is if it actually travels fast enough that you can't catch up with it!
  5. George Clarke's amazing spaces.

    It had to be pulled off a beach a few years back. I'll try and find the news articles. From what I recall, no marina or mooring wanted it. Edited to add links: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352749/Grand-Designs--80k-Channel-4-makeover-barge-turns-Essex-beach-vandalised.html http://metro.co.uk/2011/02/01/grand-designs-houseboat-neglected-by-couple-washes-up-on-beach-635385/
  6. Blowers Green

    The BCNS posted on Facebook a copy of the picture and the comment "Blowers Green Pump House is causing us concern. I have just received this from one of our Society members who spotted the notice on his way through Blowers Green. If you want to make any comments to CRT you have just a few days - until 20th January in fact. See the notice for details and an email might help" I'm still of the opinion that the notice doesn't look quite right.
  7. Blowers Green

    When this popped up on Facebook my initial thoughts were was it actually an official notice or someone with an anti-CRT agenda trying to stir up trouble.
  8. Can anyone identify this motor?

    That would be quite an impressive achievement! Indeed, Graham had steamed off ahead on the motor leaving 5 of us to drag the butty up the flight.
  9. Historic Boats for sale online

    In Pete's topic he did say he was excluding anything BCN, including Bantocks.
  10. Can anyone identify this motor?

    Might as well add to my topic from a few years back rather than start a new one so... Having another trawl through my pictures I was wondering if anyone could identify this large Woolwich motor moored on the Tardebigge flight in 2003. Unfortunately I don't have a better picture of it. The butty entering the lock in the distance is Birmingham and Midland's 'Ash'. Tardebigge Locks - Worcester and Birmingham Canal by Ian, on Flickr
  11. We get it, she’s terminally ill and deteriorating. We don’t need the back story essays. There are plenty of boats about which are kitted out for people who are 100% wheelchair bound so my suggestion would be to look into those to hire. If you have the disposable cash you say you have then you should be able to afford to hire one whenever you wanted to if getting on the water meant that much to her.
  12. Etiquette!

  13. Depends what Facebook settings he's got configured. He might be posting daily about things which only his family can see.
  14. Growlights aboard?

    Of course it's for chillies...
  15. The good old days?

    Correspondence like that to readers' letter pages in magazines back in the day was basically a much slower version of trolling an internet forum