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Graham and Jo

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About Graham and Jo

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Alton, Hants
  • Interests
    Railways, Environmental Issues, Wild West!

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Vice Chairman Accessible Boating
  • Boat Name
    Dotterel
  • Boat Location
    Calcutt

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  1. Interesting Pulley at Atherstone Top Lock

    Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread. It all makes sense now! Next time I'm at Atherstone I'll be imaging horses and boats and ropes and bridges. Cheers Graham
  2. Fazeley Junction

    You're right, clearly I'm slightly directionally challenged. I struggled with the turn onto the B&F from the Glascote direction requiring a bit of reverse to sort it out but got round in one go coming off the B&F. Cheers Graham
  3. Fazeley Junction

    That is a somewhat childish and immature comment. I report what happened, perhaps I can do better next time. I did indeed make it round in one go coming back the other way but my comment on the nature of the glass barrier stands. Graham
  4. Interesting Pulley at Atherstone Top Lock

    I guess that would be a handy thing to do to get the boat out of the lock and then turned with poles to enter the basin. I'm glad I asked! Cheers Graham
  5. Interesting Pulley at Atherstone Top Lock

    That makes sense. I hadn't thought of going on the other side. Thanks Graham
  6. Interesting Pulley at Atherstone Top Lock

    I did wonder about that but felt the pulley wouldn't stop the rope rubbing on the heel post of the gate. There are also two holes in metal plates ( one on either side) that look like mounts for something in front of the gates which would be ideal points for pulleys. The lock keeper thought they were something to do with the paddles but I doubt that. Graham
  7. I saw this pulley at Atherstone and was trying to figure out what it did. One of the lock keepers told me that it was to help get boats out of a basin that used to exist at right angles to and just above the top lock. I'm still not quite sure how that worked as the gate seems to be in the way. Anyone know? Cheers Graham
  8. Fazeley Junction

    I was surprised to see this glass wall on the junction. Coming from the south you can't get round the bend in one go so how long before someone's bow fender makes a nice hole? Cheers Graham
  9. Christopher James

    On the original subject I saw the Christopher James in 2012 at deepcut after she had come out of the dry dock. I had a chate with the owner and had a look inside.
  10. what key is required for camp hill locks

    I'm going to include that in my pre-challenge motivational speech next year. As always I seek to gain wisdom from your sound experience. Cheers Graham
  11. what key is required for camp hill locks

    I can't figure out if you are losing keys or crew members? Cheers Graham
  12. what key is required for camp hill locks

    I have two now after watching my beloved crew lob the single key across the lock on the BCN challenge. Cheers Graham
  13. Photos of other members boats.

    I should have used this photo!
  14. Photos of other members boats.

    Going down Hillmorton locks. Cheers Graham
  15. Canal art...beware

    Thanks, this is the one painting of mine that actually has been in a exhibition. Cheers Graham
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