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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted -  16/05/2007  :  17:04
Questions about this subject keep cropping up amid closely related topics, so I thought it may be a good idea to expand on the subject. I will not go on about my qualifications to discuss Canal Boats so lets just give it a go and see what transpires.


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softsuvner
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Posted - 01/11/2007 : 06:53

Good Luck Cal

Hope we are going to get some pictures!

Malcolm




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Another
Traycle Mine Overseer


6250 Posts
Posted - 01/11/2007 : 07:53
Best wishes and good luck to you both. Nolic


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melteaser
Genealogist


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Posted - 01/11/2007 : 08:05
Hope it all goes well....good luck!


Mel


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Ringo
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3793 Posts
Posted - 01/11/2007 : 08:09
Good luck to the 2 of you


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 01/11/2007 : 09:13
Will we all be invited to 'the boat warming'??  All the best hope it goes well on Saturday


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


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Posted - 01/11/2007 : 09:40
Aw - thanks you lot!

Yes, pics will be taken - hopefully none of calamities

There will indeed be a boat warming (won't post details publicly for obvious reasons). If all goes to plan (and that's a big IF) it will coincide with a rather significant birthday, so I'll be killing two birds with one stone. Not literally of course.

I'll flag up the event nearer the time and anyone wanting to join in the celebrations/commiserations should PM me for details.Go to Top of Page

Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


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Posted - 03/11/2007 : 18:45
Test drive undertaken this morning. No calamities (thanks to Andy and Peter, mind...)

I tried grabbing URLs for the photos but OGFB just wasn't having any of it, so here they are from Photobucket as a temporary measure:

Nelly checks out the IMPORTANT bits like whether the cooker works or not. Saloon in background.

Nelly continues her thorough examination in the galley.

Helen's Drum - stern.

Helen's Drum - bow

Last but not least, here are the main men: Thomo and Travis aka Peter and Andy. Bless 'em both - don't know what we'd have done without them.Go to Top of Page

Another
Traycle Mine Overseer


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Posted - 03/11/2007 : 19:03
 Don't worry Travis. I'll keep mum about your day out with the girls. Nolic.



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Big Kev
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Posted - 03/11/2007 : 19:15
I'm looking forward to G & T sat out on the "pointy" bit at the front...........


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melteaser
Genealogist


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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 08:30
I'm amazed at how big the interior is!


Mel


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 11:05
This just has to be a happy ending. Helping someone to realise their dreams is a heartwarming experience and I feel that it was a privilege to be of assistance. And look at the pictures, not a mill chimney in sight. The weather was most kind and the company uplifting, but the star of this has to be the boat "Helens drum", nothing wrong with her that cannot be rectified with a minimum of effort. To all of you who have made an imput to this topic, thank you,and as the story unfolds, whether you are involved or otherwise, I am sure that you will find the outcome to be of great interest. To Cally and Elaine, well done and the very best of good fortune with this ambitious project. "Onwards and upwards".


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moh
Silver Surfer


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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 12:05
Looks great - good luck with it Cally - did it feel like home?


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 13:18
It certainly did, Moh.

However, first to go will be the blue nylon carpet and scruffy sofa & chair. Then sorting out the two en suite loos & showers: knock them into one bigger room with a laundry area.

T&T made suggestions regarding the engine/bilge thingies which I will leave entirely up to them.

Nelly and I nodded and tried to look as though we understood about stern gear and the tap that you grease something with, but we discovered later that we had both been thinking "Hmm, must clean all that muck off the engine cover" and other girlie things like that. I'm confident, however, that with experience we'll become experts at boat maintenance.

Thanks once again to Peter and Andy - can't emphasise enough how thoroughly at sea we'd have been without them. Probably literally...Go to Top of Page

softsuvner
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Posted - 04/11/2007 : 15:23

Call

Looks superb, what is the thinking about the exterior, will you be looking for a course to teach you to paint those "castles and roses" that I just remember on the old Grand Union Boats?

Malcolm




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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 04/11/2007 : 15:41
How right they are, a clean engine room is a happy engine room.


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