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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:26 AM
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It's a narrow boat 57' long by 7' wide we go cruising round the country during the summer and live aboard of up to 5 weeks at a time. We normally think of houseboats as static , and Grace isnt well during the summer anyway
I got the Easy Star to take with us as it an live in a cupboard at the back. So after a hard days cruising through delightful scenery we moor up in the middle of nowhere and I get in a crafty fly - its a hard life
We don't rent it out but it comes in handy as an extra bedroom when the family come to visit.

If you fancy giving it a go there are lots of companies that rent out narrow boats.

Terry
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 12:33 PM
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So after a hard days cruising through delightful scenery we moor up in the middle of nowhere and I get in a crafty fly - its a hard life ...
Terry
Yes .. it sounds as you are overworked ?!

Nice place you have there .. love the water-side yard as well as the street-side yard. I'm glad this thread is named "Anything EasyStar & Sometimes More", as we are just slightly off-topic ?!

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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Miniboy: Narrow boats were originally developed to carry freight on the extensive UK canals before the coming of the railways. Originally they were towed by horses walking along the canalside towpaths, and were propelled through tunnels without towpaths by 'legging' (laying on their back on top of the boat and walking the roof or walls of the tunnel). The canal system is an amazing civil engineering feat and the whole infrastructure kept the Industrial Revolution moving.

And to keep it all on topic I bet they would all have loved an EasyStar with floats
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Here's a picture taken from the boat of me launching my Easy Star at Fotheringhay on the river Nene.

A delightful spot immortalised by the Sandy Denny song Fotheringhay telling the tragic tale of Mary Queen of Scots.

And another of me off for a quick fly "somewhere" in England
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Colonel Blink - You're prior inquiry bumped my interest in upgrading my FPV camera. I just bit the bullet (succumbed to temptation ) and ordered this camera with 2.8, 3.6, 4 and 6mm lenses.
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...html?=20130112

This one and its variations have a reputation for excellent FPV video:
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...a-For-FPV.html

I've also seen good comments about this, which has a microphone too (the above choices do not):
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=582
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Terry R - Gee, I wish I had some castles to fly around! Looks like fun.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:21 PM
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Here's a few from my own "back yard." This is from before I graduated from APC "vibrators" and installed a Graupner cam slim prop.

Almost exactly a year ago:
Snowy Afternoon (4 min 14 sec)


Warmer times:
Fall Color RC Aerial (2 min 12 sec)
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Here's a picture taken from the boat of me launching my Easy Star at Fotheringhay on the river Nene.

A delightful spot immortalised by the Sandy Denny song Fotheringhay telling the tragic tale of Mary Queen of Scots.

And another of me off for a quick fly "somewhere" in England
Regards

Terry
Very nice, indeed! Both the boat and the opportunity to fly your ES at some lovely locales. BTW, what do you have for power for the boat?

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Old Jan 15, 2013, 02:25 AM
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BTW, what do you have for power for the boat?
putt-putt-putt-putt-putt-putt........!
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:25 AM
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putt-putt-putt-putt-putt-putt........!
I think you are jelious Blink. I know I am. I fancied one of those some years back, but SHE would not hear of it.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 03:53 AM
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. BTW, what do you have for power for the boat?

Ted
The boat is powered by a 2 litre 40hp diesel, which is over kill for the canals where one is going at walking pace but the extra power comes in handy when we venture onto rivers.

Fo more details see
http://www.rigdenage.co.uk/grace/index.htm
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:04 AM
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We normally think of houseboats as static ,
Terry
This is what we refer to as "houseboats" in the colony. With twin V-8s and 8kw generator it is anything but static.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:06 AM
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This is what we refer to as "houseboats" in the colony. With twin V-8s and 8kw generator it is anything but static.
In the UK, the normal term for that is a 'floating gin palace'.......
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:19 AM
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In the UK, the normal term for that is a 'floating gin palace'.......
No gin onboard but a lot of used beer does flow through the sanitation device referred to as the "head."
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Terry

Does Grace need a large rudder,
like the Ez?

Regards
Jimmy
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