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Canal Navvy

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  • Location:
    South West
  • Interests
    Canal restoration,old land rovers,books & pubs
  • Occupation
    sole trader,groundworks,steel fabricator,ex.agricultural tyre fitter
  • City
    City of Nailsworth

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  1. Obviously from my user name I'd say do you have a local canal ? Restoration groups are very aware of the need to plant trees to offset the self seeded ones that get removed during clearing works. Planting on the non-towpath side is good as they can be seen and visited but remain out of reach of casual vandalism πŸ™‚
  2. If it is only a "bit" more money he is getting he won't be hanging round long πŸ€” I remember Aspen Bob commenting that paying good operators a good rate was difficult as they like to boast to the others 😬
  3. I'd guess you've already looked at harvester sprockets from someone like Clarks πŸ‘
  4. I wonder who does the delivery for your potential supplier ? . I am constantly amazed by how much information can be scavenged from the packaging πŸ˜‰ The old safe system of supplying flooded cell batteries dry got properly scuppered by the precursor regulations unfortunately πŸ˜‘
  5. Wasn't Marlborough the plaice where the great arbtalk cod war erupted from 🀭
  6. Malborough high street is like a section of dual carriage way with parking in the middle and down both hard shoulders, this church and graveyard is at one end. I've seen old photo's of rows of military lorries parked down the centre during the war so I wonder if the tree had damage caused by an enemy attack ? πŸ€”
  7. No chance of that , there is a gert ex church out of shot to the left πŸ˜‰
  8. I did once sit down and read the hire contract and the insurance sold by them. For 15% of the hire fee they covered only the used market value of said machine, in the hire contract it was new for old and the hirer was to pay for lost hire fees until the new one was in service. Just to rub salt into the wounds the payout was ex vat and the replacement was full retail plus vat πŸ€ͺ
  9. There are loads of good workers around , unfortunately very few good employers πŸ€”
  10. With the added advantage that they would restore some of the lost rotational mass that keeps the network stable πŸ™‚
  11. Battolysers are looking promising for the storage of energy from renewables in the future. Basically an old fashioned Nickel/Iron Edison cell but with the electrolyte at high pressure so that the evolved gas comes off at storage cylinder pressure. When there is a surplus of energy the battery bank is fully charged and is able to feed back into the grid if needed if not it gasses Hydrogen off that is pure enough to use in a fuel cell. The Edison cell is very abuse tolerant and doesn't use any exotic or hazardous materials πŸ™‚
  12. I'd be looking for a quiet,straight,level bit of road when I had a load on and prod the brakes enough to feel the overrun brakes come on and then let the lot roll to a halt on its own, and then nip round and look what the hitch is doing. When I was younger and dafter I would have sat on the trailer while someone else drove and observed
  13. I'm building myself a tug style narrowboat as a live aboard that will also tow a work barge. To keep it simple it'll have a separate generator with its own tank.πŸ™‚ Nice and simple, white for propulsion & red for the generator when not at work, red for propulsion and white for the generator when working. πŸ€ͺ
  14. In my experience that only ever happens after I've cut a big ring and then have to half/quarter it to handle, so cutting with the grain and bunging up with noodles πŸ™‚


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