Hi,Finally got Lyin' Lo (formerly peggotty Jai) into the water last weekend at Christleton and coaxed her very ill watermota to take us to our moorings.The engine only runs on three legs (bent push…Continue
Started by Mike Hummerston. Last reply by Mike Hummerston Oct 31.
What follows is a list of boats that I am aware of:Andante GRP registration number 69743Birdsnest timber Norfolk Broads 28' 6'' reg number V670 Peter Heward, formerly named Old Masts - memberBlue…Continue
Started by paul pennycook. Last reply by Brian Lister Jul 9.
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I have this bad habit of not saying NO! even when common sense says I should.
I have just signed up for a crewing job on a dutch barge delivery run. I thought he said from Sheerness ( Kent) to Maldon (Essex). It was only when he started saying that it shouldn't take more than four or five days that I started worrying! The last time I did that trip it only took two tides, what sort of wreck was it that would take several days!!!
It became clear when he explained that…Continue
Posted by John Vissenga on October 4, 2013 at 6:03pm
I am currently a narrowboat owner looking to downsize to an ormelite due to age!
Have met up with Jack White at Ely in the summer really impressed with his boat and I would now like one
Anyone thinking of selling please contact me through the site
On Thursday I went to move "Shapfell" to a berth closer to the our so called drydock ( it used to be a floating drydock made from an old barge, It now no longer floats and is used as a hard )
I was a bit impatient and tried to reverse Shapfell out of its berth before there was sufficient water, as I did so there was a loud thump as the prop hit the bottom while going hard astern. I went ahead to pull her back to the berth and after a hesitation she moved forward,
When I tried…Continue
The last 6 or 7 months have been a proper washout for me. There seems to have been nothing but problems to sort out, accidents, sickness and breakdowns of every mechanical device plus a forthcoming family wedding to complicate things. The only boating I have been doing has been occasional trips on other peoples boats. I did have a crewing job for a week on an ex survey vessel. We brought it down from the Manchester Ship Canal to the Thames. I had forgotten how nasty the Irish Sea could be in…Continue
Posted by John Vissenga on August 13, 2013 at 8:43am