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LarryW

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narrowboat
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:31:55 PM »

HI , started to work on a narrowboat scratch built from salvaged ikea blind and mount board based on a plan
 from this site and photos taken here and there .i played on the canals round Birmingham .
 was in brum last to attend a JAMES LAST concert did not no the place all changed now from a great working age to yupy apartments and a cafe culture ......SAD... :((.....LARRY W....



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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 03:54:17 PM »

HI , started to work on a narrowboat scratch built from salvaged ikea blind and mount board based on a plan
 from this site and photos taken here and there .i played on the canals round Birmingham .
 was in brum last to attend a JAMES LAST concert did not no the place all changed now from a great working age to yupy apartments and a cafe culture ......SAD... :((.....LARRY W....





The award winning redevelopment of the areas around the canals in Birmingham is a great improvement on the derelict warehouses that were left behind from that great working age. Birmingham is a great city with a great past but has done a wonderful job in taking its canals from a neglected industrial relic and transforming them and giving them a new less of life.
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pugwash

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 04:11:35 PM »

Yes Brum has changed a lot in that area - my youngest brother used to keep his narrowboat in Gas Street Basin until
he moved it rural down to Crick.  Though the area has improved I think I prefer the peace and quiet of Crick.  Spent
half the afternoon watching the kingfishers on the Grand Union Canal.

Geoff
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triumphjon

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 05:57:49 PM »

nice to see its finally going together , mine neeeded quite alot of ballast to bring it down on the waterline , ann sailed it once & its been sitting on top of her fish tank ever since !
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2011, 09:38:38 AM »



HI ALL , paint finish completed now ready for cargo,  LARRY...
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2011, 12:02:11 PM »



 photo shop  grafics
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2011, 12:07:44 PM »



and more  :-))
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2011, 01:21:25 PM »






AND MORE  scratch built from my favorite matterails ikea blind and card based on Birmingham work boat built from photo images.......LARRY
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triumphjon

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 08:53:21 AM »

have you sailed her yet ?  you must spend lots of time down in eastville , i take it you have worked out its possible to enter the store through the collections doors ? personally i wouldnt buy anything from ikea , haveing spent a few months delivering & collecting the poop furniture when they first opened the bristol branch ! !
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 11:54:03 AM »

HI JON   waiting to pick up motor from south west show , i don't by the blinds , i cleared a hotel when i used to be in the consruction game as a manger.
    we used to do a lot of pub and hotel refurbs so have loads of stock in shed, :-))......LARRY..
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triumphjon

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 05:58:10 PM »

its just as well , when they opened the bristol branch i did some sub contract driving for ikea , one unit worked while one end was propped up in the back of my van but not at all when on level ground ! its only an upmarket mfi !
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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 09:30:27 PM »

Yes Brum has changed a lot in that area - my youngest brother used to keep his narrowboat in Gas Street Basin until
he moved it rural down to Crick.  Though the area has improved I think I prefer the peace and quiet of Crick.  Spent
half the afternoon watching the kingfishers on the Grand Union Canal.

Geoff
remember tying up in a basin in brum, 1982, after we'd knocked the rudder off it's pintol,...........strode off to find the nearest hostelry and a bag of chips.....take this turn and that turn, you'll come across a big brick wall and a pub called the Acorn said a local walking his dog!.....oh said we...the Acorn.........sounds like a nice country pub.says one of the crew.......

the big brick wall was Winson Green high security prison, and the "country pub" the Acorn was the first port of call for long termers who had just been released, lol.
the pub was a perfect cocophany of noise and competition between the juke box, numerous gaming machines [ no doubt all illegal as they were giving cash prizes] and the TV blaring away the news of the Falklands war live as it happened.

when the asian brummy/irish accented landlord asked us what we were doing in the area, and we told him that we'd left our narrow boat at the canal he tutted through hissing teath.we knew we were in trouble..........we asked if the boat would be stolen......nah lad, they'll just sink it.
as one of the female crew commented.......the bog's not up to standard....there's only the sun for toilet paper.....not even folded telegraph...............you know, it was one of the best and freindliest nights that we ever had on the boat......and it was still there when we got back, lol {-) {-) {-) {-)
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2011, 10:59:55 AM »

HI ALL,  went launched working narrow boat on local pool in BATH went well good scale speed good rudder control , and thats on a breezy day well pleased  :-)  LARRY....









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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2011, 01:51:30 PM »

Nice job Larry

How long is she?
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2011, 03:15:10 PM »

 THANK YOU, 30ins old money 0r 760 mm   100mm beam  70mm sheer graphics photo shop ......LARRY...



         
        THE POOL......... O0...
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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2011, 06:55:57 PM »

"Well pleased" - so you should be! She looks great.

Mike
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dondecap

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2011, 11:38:05 PM »

hi Larry,
nice narrow boat there mate.
why you go to bath to sail it? nice pond mind. how about eastville lake?
thats where I was thinking of trying out my PT boat when finished
regards
don
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2011, 10:51:59 AM »

HI DON, reason for not  using eastville is parking and not a nice place for old fokes to many dodgy persons and crack heads, also BATH IS CLOSER  .
      and i no the depth of pool and easy access,   CHEERS LARRY.
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Mr Sam

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2011, 07:57:39 PM »

very nice narrowboat there, deffiently something id like to have a go at building

and got to say gas street is one of the least desirable parts of the canal network i have visited, and that little boat bus clearly has no respect for the 4mph speed limit as can often be seen leaving a large wake behind it
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2011, 08:20:04 PM »

MR SAM, HELLO , thank you  you should have seen gas st when i was kid in brum , theres no raw sewage in in it now or factory discharge,
 it was a great play ground, got my fist bike out of there , and made it into a cycle speedway bike , used to race on bomb site race tracks there was a big following in
 brum in them days the brummies speedway team at perrybarr stadium was agood night out, HAPPY DAYS no stupid health and safety or nanny state
 i came through ok ,........LARRY.... :-))
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Mr Sam

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2011, 10:46:11 PM »

love watching the speedway on the tv still not actually been to watch it though even though my local town Leicester has recently got itself a speedway team again

ive pulled one of my boats apart so have a nice little motor and speed controller to start a narrowboat project next
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LarryW

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Re: narrowboat
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2011, 10:10:36 AM »

HI SAM, its Larry  here what plan are you going to use for narrow boat?


LARRY......
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