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Grand Union Canal Race

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Jan 2013
6:36pm, 10 Jan 2013
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They are looking at making the last few miles really beautiful, just like big venice.
Jan 2013
7:48am, 11 Jan 2013
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What all underwater?
Jan 2013
12:06pm, 11 Jan 2013
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I'm trying to convince Mrs O to take the boat up to the finish. Just so I can step into after crossing that line.
Jan 2013
9:44pm, 11 Jan 2013
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Ogee, is it possible (permissible) to take the boat all the way from Birmingham to London?

Speed issues aside, barge support at certain points would be fantastic. Supported, unsupported or Barge-supported?
Jan 2013
10:00pm, 11 Jan 2013
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Yes, but you can't move at night. I can certainly take her all the way up to Brum & back though. At 3mph it would take a couple of months to get to there & back. Little Venice would be trouble enough & would take a couple of days, be good fun though just to see the look on Dicks face when I get the medal & just step on the boat:-)
Nice hot shower right at the finish as well
Feb 2013
9:45am, 15 Feb 2013
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That's a great idea! And wear an Italian Gondoliere's hat when you step off the boat in Little Venice! ;-)
Apr 2013
9:20pm, 7 Apr 2013
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Ogee, on the basis that you aren't running the GUCR with the recent injury. Whats the cost of your boat hire as a mobile crew for the Sunday morning. I don't think my pace will be much above 3mph by then. Cap'n Ogee and First Mate Stouty?

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