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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted -  09/01/2008  :  12:36
This now supercedes the earlier topic and is specifically aimed at all who are involved, Plus I do not like making spelling mistakes. First of all the current weather forcast for Skipton is: Saturday; showers, high 5, low 2. Sunday; showers, high 7, low 3. Not brilliant, but not like last night when for the first time ever I saw snow being driven horizontaly and illuminated by violent lighting!. With the lack of traffic on the cut at this time we may not have to empty locks before entering. A few tech, bits next. Summit - the highest section of a canal, ours is the highest of all twixt Greenberfield and Barrowford. Top of flight, section above flight, bottom of flight, that section below. This of course becomes in turn the top if you are going down. The section between locks in a flight are called pounds.. Locks have a head; top, and a tail; bottom. Each lock has six "paddles" two of these are ground paddles and are situated at either side in the canal banking above the head gates. These allow water into the lock at low level and are always opened first, some are opened with a lever and the rest with a rack and pinion, operated with a windlass NOT TO BE DROPPED INTO THE CUT, Two more paddles are one in each of the head gates and should not be opened until the water has risen above them, windlass operated, the remaing two are in each of the tail gates. These two need not concern us on this trip When using a windlass, after raising the paddle, engage the "Pawl" on the gear before doing anything else. Never let the weight of the paddle take charge. Safety is paramount, know what you are doing first. Sadly a dropped windless was the cause of multiple deaths at Gargrave a few years ago. Swing bridges, there are quite few between Silsden and Gargrave, some are often open. To open these, first cross the bridge and using a "necklace key" remove the chain device which secures the bridge beam. push the beam to bring the bridge parallel to the cut reducing the effort before helps to prevent the bridge from bouncing back into the path  of the oncoming boat, hold the beam until the boat is clear, this caution also aplies to lock gate beams. Returning the bridge is the reversal of this operation. Someone on a bike can be very useful when attempting a "fast passage" but if there are other people about, take your bike over the bridge with you, its not funny when your iron is off down the towpath in the hands of a stranger. Someone on a bike can go ahead and ready the bridge or lock two is even better. I hope that this is of some help to whoever comes along and is unsure of events. But to all who come, Welcome and thank you. Keep safe and as warm and dry as is possible.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 06/04/2008 : 12:59
Glad that you are sorted Cally, and you are right, Ihave been busy and currently recovering from my second chest infection in three months. See new topic.


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Travis
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91 Posts
Posted - 08/04/2008 : 17:07
Rumour has it that the Lower Park Pixies were out this afters. There seems to be a water pipe laid right right up to the bow of  the good ship FD. No more sailing for water..What?

Andy. 


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


3044 Posts
Posted - 08/04/2008 : 20:14
We have very butch pixies down here!

Yes, tis true, on our return from an unexpected emergency call-out we found a pristine hosepipe snaking its way from the marina's waterpoint towards our boat. All we had to do was make a wish and shazam! The Genie of the Cut (El Traviso) made it happen.

What with all this water and electricity, we need never leave the mooring again!

Er, so why did they get a boat, I hear you ask...  

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Ringo
Site Administrator


3793 Posts
Posted - 09/04/2008 : 08:11
Glad to hear that it is all comimg together for you both. You now have water and electric......we havent had that in our kitchen for 3 days as we have ripped it all out! You dont know how lucky you are


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 10/04/2008 : 08:57
I had to laugh last night when I passed with Jack.  There was a big set of white footprints coming out of the Starkie back gate and my heart went out to Mandy!


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Gloria
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3581 Posts
Posted - 27/10/2008 : 16:38
We went to Barden Mill last week and the marina is chocka block, so it looks as though there was a need for it.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 27/10/2008 : 17:35
Nice to know someone has made a good business decision......


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 29/10/2008 : 10:33
I do miss Calluna's  input - also wonder where Rossie has gone, she took part in most topics.
I find there are getting fewer topics to take part in - never many current ones (until someone puts all those  games up again!!)


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Big Kev
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Posted - 29/10/2008 : 18:06
I find there are getting fewer topics to take part in - never many current ones
You'll probably find there are a lot of people thinking exactly the same thing. It just needs one of you to think of something interesting.


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moh
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Posted - 30/10/2008 : 12:09
Trouble is any that are put up disappear when the games re-appear, and many never see them.


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Posted - 30/10/2008 : 12:21
As the new topic works its way down the queue just add something to it. It'll be straight back at the top again.........


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 31/10/2008 : 07:04
Use the box at the top of the topic list to open up more than one day's worth of posts.


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moh
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Posted - 31/10/2008 : 11:45
I do that but there are so few new, interesting topics these days, and many 'regular' contributors have vanished or only post occasionally - not like the 'old' days when everyone seemed interesting.


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tripps
Senior Member


1404 Posts
Posted - 31/10/2008 : 12:43
What would you describe as an 'interesting topic ?'  I also regret he absence of some contributors, but we must get on with what we have got. Tell us what you would like to discuss, and we'll do our best        .Smile


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Posted - 31/10/2008 : 12:52
I reckon that we're far too busy actually doing interesting things that we don't have time to post them on here.........


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