Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

frangar

Member
  • Content count

    3,322
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    7

frangar last won the day on January 21

frangar had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

295 Excellent

3 Followers

About frangar

  • Birthday 12/01/71

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Midlands

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Freelance Audio Visual Technician
  • Boat Name
    Doris
  • Boat Location
    Midlands

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://

Recent Profile Visitors

14,270 profile views
  1. Classic Range smokebox

    Don’t suppose you have any laying about??
  2. Classic Range smokebox

    I’ve looked at the Epping on the brenmarl site and they do seem to be a different shape. I might get in touch to check dimensions. Annoyingly the picture for stove spares on the arleigh site...the head office of Midland Chandlers..shows just the part....but it’s not listed!! https://www.arleigh.co.uk/store/category/midland chandlers/heating/solid fuel.aspx
  3. Classic Range smokebox

    There is a uk address on the website. Just seems like they have a lot of stock which I doubt they have on the shelves! PayPal would be my choice tho. I’ve emailed them about delivery so will see what day. I’ve done a companies house check.....they can’t hold a lot of stock given the financial reports....or they have a very good accountant!
  4. Classic Range smokebox

    Im after a classic range smoke box like this.... They are also fitted to the new Tomlow ranges...Ive emailed Brinklow to see if they can supply as a spare part.....Ive also found them on the website of budgetchandrey.co..uk but for some reason their site doesnt inspire confidence. http://www.budgetchandlery.com/classic-smoke-box-excluding-butterfly-3829-p.asp If anyone knows of any other suppliers Id be most grateful.....or if someone has one lying around.......
  5. Wood burning stoves to be banned in London

    Indeed. Much better would achieved by population control but I doubt that makes as good a news story.
  6. Reporting this year's findings ...

    Well said....Couldn't agree more!! I'm finding that hire boaters are in general more willing to listen than someone on a £100k+ boat with washers where they really shouldn't be! Still I hope there's a few of us who respect the traditions and are always willing to learn from those with more knowledge. As one ex working boater said to me "If you haven't leant something new every trip then it's a wasted one"
  7. Reporting this year's findings ...

    I'm afraid so. I've been subjected to much arm waving and glaring this year....even more so when I had a broken down motor on cross straps behind me. Mind you I was quite impressed how far onto the mud one boat managed to get....he wasn't a happy bunny at all!
  8. Reporting this year's findings ...

    It sadly does seem that warning others of a following boat is a dying art...along with passing a boat travelling in the opposite direction....it seems some people wouldn't be happy unless there is at least 6ft between passing boats.
  9. GU Leicester Line closed from 27th Sept UFN

    Indeed...... they sent this email out at same time....arse & elbow spring to mind!!! Notice Alert Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal) Starts At: Lock 36 - Gees Lock Ends At: Lock 35 - Whetstone Lane Lock Monday 18 September 2017 until Tuesday 26 September 2017 23:59 Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Water resources Update on 21/09/2017: We are experiencing regular problems at this moment with the water levels and we ask boaters to proceed with caution. Our water control team are on site every day to monitor the levels as best they can. Update on 19/09/2017: Water levels have started to come back up and this section is currently navigable again. However, we are experiencing regular problems at this moment with the water levels and we ask boaters to proceed with caution. Our water control team are on site every day to monitor the levels as best they can. Update on 19/09/2017: We are currently experiencing low water levels between Gees Lock and Whetstone Lock, which means this section is temporarily unnavigable for our customers. Our Water Control Team are on site, and are working to get the water levels back to normal as quickly as possible. We aim to have this section navigable by the end of today. Original message: We are currently experiencing low water levels between Gees Lock and Whetstone Lock, which means this section is temporarily unnavigable for our customers. Our Water Control Team are on site, and are working to get the water levels back to normal as quickly as possible. We aim to have this section navigable by the end of today. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/11577/between-gees-lock-and-whetstone-lock
  10. Just got this email.....not much notice if you are on your way! Notice Alert Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal) Starts At: Lock 30 - Kilby Lock Ends At: Lock 38 - Kings Lock Wednesday 27 September 2017 15:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Water resources Original message: Following a prolonged period of dry weather over last autumn, winter and spring, some of the reservoir holdings that supply the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal are lower than we would normally expect at this time of year. Some of the reservoirs, which did not fully refill last winter and have not responded significantly to the recent rainfall, are close to reaching their minimum levels. As a consequence we are temporarily, and reluctantly, closing the canal between Kilby Lock 30 and Kings Lock 38 from 3pm on Wednesday 27 September. By closing this section of canal now we will give the reservoirs a longer period to refill over the winter ready for next year’s boating. We can’t at this stage give any details on how long the closure may last but we will keep you updated as the situation progresses. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/11598/kilby-lock-to-kings-lock-
  11. Integrated tank need advice

    If the weather was good...warm & dry....it should be left a good 7 days after the final coat before it was filled...longer if the weather was cool etc.
  12. Integrated tank need advice

    How long did you let it dry before any water was put in? And was there half decent ventilation when it was drying?
  13. Charges for the Bridgewater Canal

    Glad you found it. Sure it had a lock when I first discovered it. ''Tis a bit of a bizzare location!!
  14. Brentford Thames Lock

    Fair enough. I've found that tbh with all the lockies all over the system both staff and vlockies....both CRT & EA. It's like if you dare question their advice or actions you are wrong....even asking advice has sometimes got a sarky answer....sometimes they do know better but definitely not always.
  15. Brentford Thames Lock

    I found the female lockie there helpful earlier in the year but I was coming in at Brentford.
×