Andrew Dyke | 1 Jun 08:25 2010
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Re: Re: Re: BBC news website again likes boats


>
> Terry Streeter brought next idea :
>> Andrew Dyke wrote:
>>> Not positive no, so if not a Hudson, a what? I was going by the lamp on 
>>> the
>>> front that Hudson always fits, and most people soon replace.
>>
>> I'm with Roger on this.  Easily mistaken for a Hudson - especially with
>> those washers tacked on round the bow, but on reflection the bow lines
>> aren't right.  I have never made any great study on Hudson front lamps,
>> so couldn't comment on Andrew's observation.  Just noticed that the
>> washers are only around the bow and not all down the sides.  Never seen
>> a Hudson like that.  Surely he didn't run out of washers part way
>> through the build!

>>From: "Brian on Harnser" <brian@...>
> Also I can't see any ripples on the cabin sides

Good point, What ever happened to Hazardous Kev? Now there was a real 
painter! I understand SMH sprays now.

Regards

Andrew
Back home after a very pleasant few days away to Tewkesbury and back.

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Jannock | 1 Jun 11:37 2010

Two fine days

Sunday 30th May
We went to Crick show by car for a day out. What a change to do it in the
dry weather.  No queues to get in and then was asked by Sean to steer
Laplander for a couple of test runs up and down the marina before he got all
the Presidents men to come and play. Luckily I was wearing a white T shirt
under my nice white shirt so I stripped off the top layer to let the T shirt
cope with the inevitable smoke stack smuts and then changed again afterwards
so that I didn't look too spotty whilst visiting the rest of the show.
Didn't spend too much money but got some good ideas.
 
Monday 31st May
With the able assistance of our neighbour Bob we have mostly been descending
Tardebigge flight. We left Alvechurch and passed through the two tunnels
before arriving above the top lock. I have done this route before but never
really noticed how the 580yd Tardebigge tunnel is mostly unlined with bricks
being carved out of solid rock. I'll make sure I've got a good torch
alongside the steering position when we next pass through to get a good
look. We had a good run down the 29 locks in the flight following two other
boats so Bob elected himself as lockwheeler and went ahead setting the next
one ready whilst I worked Jannock through. A pause for a boat ascending the
flight allowed us to eat the pre-prepared lunch and completed the flight in
about 3 hours meeting a total of three boats coming the other way. We wanted
to moor below the flight but the towpath was very wet due to excess water
overflowing from the cut so we continued on down through five of Stoke Prior
flight. As we were filling the bottom lock I popped into the Black Prince
office for a chat with John Lucas who immediately offered us a mooring for
the week in his yard. Now that's what I call after sales service as it is
now almost 10 years since we bought Jannock (previously Powys) from him. 
Brenda was amused by the Duck castle located in their yard, fit for any MPs
property! We ate dinner before closing up and heading home once I had
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Jane Wettstone | 3 Jun 23:04 2010
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Was Chelsea winner Now - USA canal research trip

A couple from State College, PA USA and Penn State University have bought and outfitted a canal boat to use in
a research project. The trip will be of 12 months duration and cover the canals and waterways in the Eastern
USA and Canada.

They have added and electric motor to the boat to go with the original diesel engine, making it a
deisel-electric hybrid.  It also has been fitted with 8 solar panals.

Their blog can be found at    www.slowboatcruise.com

Their trip started on Tuesday on the Erie Canal.

I found this interesting because I live in State College. Our family has boated on the Trent-Severn in
Canada, but not on a narrowboat.  My narrowboat experience has been in England.

You can imagine what issues they may run into.  It might be fun to watch theor blog.

Jane
nb Drylandfornow

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y2yc | 4 Jun 03:17 2010

Standedge Tunnel Site.

I don't know if this is common knowledge or not but I found this site on a railways group.
I found it fascinating with the history and photo's as good as any site I have seen.
It covers both rail tunnels and the canal tunnel.
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=265602590&blogId=499903956
(I cannot stop the address from breaking half way through)

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Ian Cardinal | 4 Jun 08:58 2010
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RE: Standedge Tunnel Site.

More than moderately "wow!"

Ian Cardinal
aka Norman the Narrowboat  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: canals-list@... 
> [mailto:canals-list@...] On Behalf Of y2yc
> Sent: 04 June 2010 02:17
> To: canals-list@...
> Subject: [canals-list] Standedge Tunnel Site.
> 
> I don't know if this is common knowledge or not but I found 
> this site on a railways group.
> I found it fascinating with the history and photo's as good 
> as any site I have seen.
> It covers both rail tunnels and the canal tunnel.
> http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friend
> Id=265602590&blogId=499903956
> (I cannot stop the address from breaking half way through)
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> Yahoo! Groups Links
> 
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> 
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David Morris | 4 Jun 08:58 2010
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Re: Standedge Tunnel Site.

On 04/06/10 07:58, Ian Cardinal wrote:
>  
> 
> More than moderately "wow!"
> 

Agreed - a great find and a fascinating read.

--

-- 
David Morris
e: david@...
w: www.brassedoff.net

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chris potter | 4 Jun 09:45 2010
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Re: Standedge Tunnel Site.

This is a fantastic site,have plenty of time, its well worth it.CKP

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From: y2yc <dave.croft@...>
To: canals-list@...
Sent: Fri, 4 June, 2010 3:17:10
Subject: [canals-list] Standedge Tunnel Site.

  
I don't know if this is common knowledge or not but I found this site on a railways group.
I found it fascinating with the history and photo's as good as any site I have seen.
It covers both rail tunnels and the canal tunnel.
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=265602590&blogId=499903956
(I cannot stop the address from breaking half way through)

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peteuk | 4 Jun 10:37 2010

Re: Standedge Tunnel Site.

Agreed - and the link works just fine too.
Many thanks
Pete

--- In canals-list@..., "Ian Cardinal" <ian.cardinal <at> ...> wrote:
>
> More than moderately "wow!"
> 
> Ian Cardinal
> aka Norman the Narrowboat  
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: canals-list@... 
> > [mailto:canals-list@...] On Behalf Of y2yc
> > Sent: 04 June 2010 02:17
> > To: canals-list@...
> > Subject: [canals-list] Standedge Tunnel Site.
> > 
> > I don't know if this is common knowledge or not but I found 
> > this site on a railways group.
> > I found it fascinating with the history and photo's as good 
> > as any site I have seen.
> > It covers both rail tunnels and the canal tunnel.
> > http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friend
> > Id=265602590&blogId=499903956
> > (I cannot stop the address from breaking half way through)
> > 
> > 
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BARRY HOLLAND | 4 Jun 11:46 2010
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Re: Standedge Tunnel Site.


--- On Fri, 4/6/10, y2yc <dave.croft@...> wrote:

From: y2yc <dave.croft@...>
Subject: [canals-list] Standedge Tunnel Site.
To: canals-list@...
Date: Friday, 4 June, 2010, 2:17

I don't know if this is common knowledge or not but I found this site on a railways group.
I found it fascinating with the history and photo's as good as any site I have seen.
It covers both rail tunnels and the canal tunnel.
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=265602590&blogId=499903956
(I cannot stop the address from breaking half way through)

Somebody put me out of my misery & post a link that WORKS rather than a yellow screen with 'myspace' at the
top centre that, when clicked on, tells me all about 'pendulum' a musical act that I wasn't impressed with
when on 'Jonathan Ross' :-))
Barry
Nb inthepoorquarter.
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eaml2 | 4 Jun 12:19 2010

Canal du Midi

Hi, has anyone had experience of the Canal du Midi - and renting boats
there?  My husband, his elderly mother and myself are thinking about driving
down to Spain and stopping off for a while on the way.  Any advice - or good
information sites -  would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Liz

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