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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Denver Sluice Lorna-Ann moored
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I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

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Quote of the day No 122

Friday 29 July 2016

Anxious though we were to start as soon as possible, to set off immediately was out of the question. Stores must be laid in, and, most important of all, Le Coq’s long silent engine must be coaxed into life. The engine itself—an old Morris Oxford marine conversion—started with remarkable ease, in fact it was only after we had started it that our troubles began. First of all we could get no circulating water, but this was soon remedied for it proved to be simply due to a sheared pin on the drive to the circulating pump. The next trouble we discovered was much more serious. The original clutch and gearbox had been retained, the clutch being operated by the old handbrake lever. This exerted far more leverage than the original pedal but in spite of this the clutch would not withdraw. It stubbornly defied our combined efforts and every expedient of force or guile which we could devise. At length we realized that there was nothing for it but to withdraw the clutch housing and examine it. Anyone with experience of working on marine engines in situ will appreciate that this was quite an undertaking. But while the labour of dismantling and re-assembling was considerable, the actual work of freeing the clutch when we could get at it took no time at all. In course of time, the cork facings of the driven plate had literally ‘grown’ onto the metal driving surface, and to prise them apart and to clean and oil them was the lightest part of the job.

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