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Old 01 February 2009, 08:40   #11
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MDT thanks also

Hi mdt
Thnaks for your comments also - we will be trying to the canal it in just over two days

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Old 02 February 2009, 07:22   #12
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If the main aim of the mission is to take the rib on the wheel, there's a slip at the wheel... Failing that Auchinstarry Marina has a slip too, and shouldn't be more than a couple of hours at "aux speed" to the wheel.

I have been toying with trip from Auchinstarry to the Canal Festival at Kirkintilloch (or on to the Stables for a pub lunch) for no reason other than to give the Aux a bit of excersise- as that is about a 5 (6 to the pub) mile stretch with no locks. The Festival Website hasn't been updated other than with the dates, so I'll post something nearer the time (like June!)

On the 2- stroke thoughts on the assumption that Automixers seem to run around the 200:1 mark at idle, is it worth putting a tank of "Premix lite" at say 100:1 (and a reminder on your wheel not to open the throttle too much!) in the boat for the long slow stretches?

Canal navigation guides are avaialble online.

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Old 04 February 2009, 07:41   #13
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Thanks for everyones help on this.
Time for some reflection I think.
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