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adam1uk last won the day on May 13 2016

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About adam1uk

  • Birthday 31/03/70

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    Briar Rose

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  1. Stove Fan Effectiveness Question

    Can you feel a whoosh of hot air rising from the stove?
  2. Stove Fan Effectiveness Question

    They're not supposed to move the air so much you can feel it, they're supposed to even out the heat given off by the stove. Make sure it's in the right place on the top of the stove -- near the back or the side so it can draw air up from behind or beside the stove. Without the fan, on our boat the floor is colder and all the heat collects up near the ceiling; with it, it's much more even, and you no longer worry about the ceiling getting really hot. It it evens up the temperature, then it's working.
  3. Eco Fan

    This is the key benefit as far as I'm concerned. Without the fan, all the heat ends up near the ceiling and the floor is cold; with it, it's much more even. Exactly. (And I like your mix of imperial and metric measurements.)
  4. Leave space for anglers!

    It's not just me. Here and here for example.
  5. Leave space for anglers!

    Barmy is derived from the village of Barming, where there was a huge mental asylum -- and it's in Kent, which is very much in the south.
  6. CRT Changes To Executive Team

    They might be years away from the current statutory retirement age, but as they all appear to have worked for BW, they’ll probably have been in the old BW pension scheme — which members were allowed to stay in when the change to CRT took place. It was a final salary scheme, and I’d be amazed if the retirement age was higher than 60. Like other civil service type pensions, it probably also had quite generous terms for drawing your pension early.
  7. Cratch - What Is Important

    And when you roll up your cratch cover, roll the sides inwards -- not outwards like the one above. Then the roll will be the colour of the outside not the white of the inside, and if you get caught in a shower, it won't collect rainwater.
  8. Having read that you were wondering how it went, I can now understand why you called it an ummersion!
  9. Caldon canal

    So you didn’t go to the best bits.
  10. Advice for Upper River Severn Please

    For the most basic indication, there's a red yellow and green gauge at the bottom lock onto the river, isn't there?
  11. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    That weld doesn't particularly matter though, does it? Well, not unless you use the thing round the wrong way, and have the rope pulling on the circular bit (which admittedly seems the popular way of doing it these days). If you use it correctly and have the rope round the stake with the circular bit behind, you're not putting any strain on the circular bit or the weld.
  12. Caldon canal

    We did the Caldon as part of this September’s big trip. It was a good few years since we last did it, and it was just as good as we remembered. As others have said, the first few miles have changed a lot. After that there are plenty of out of the way places to moor, and a good mix of locks and no locks. The Leek Arm is pretty, even in torrential rain, and if you can time your visit to coincide with the steam railway running. The Caldon part of my blog begins on this day.
  13. Email from cart

    Because about a third of CRT's income comes in the form of a government grant from taxation -- so they need to show that people are getting something for their money. Otherwise the government will say that as it's only boaters who use the canals, it's only boaters who should pay for them.
  14. Email from cart

    All licence holders are getting it -- so if everyone comes on to say they've had it, it'll be a very long thread.
  15. Mooring rings - how far apart?

    Birmingham is exactly wrong for us at 58.5ft. Lines are either at right angles, or extraordinarily long. When we were at the Oozells St Loop last month, the boat in front was 'reverse moored', as we call it -- so was overhanging the bollard. Sharing it would have meant a stupidly long line, so we had no option but to leave a gap and moor with our lines at right angles. Which just goes to show that some of the gaps in moored boats are caused by the spacing of rings or bollards.