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#1 muddywaters

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

I have always done my boating with Mrs muddywaters but as we are getting divorced obviously this won't be the case anymore.
So what options do I have for my annual boating holiday now.
I would prefer to avoid hotel boats if possible for 2 reasons.
1, I would like to do my share of the steering and lock working and 2, I have this mental image of hotel boats being full of much older people with me being the youngest (I'm 52)
So is there a club or organisation for like minded single people to hire a boat between them ?
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Try joining a boat club where you might find other singles who have a boat and are looking for crew. A mate of mine gets several free boating holidays a year this way!
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:17 AM

Sorry to hear about the divorce.

As to hotel boats - whist I understand none AFAIK will let you take the tiller as you already say, I believe most, if not all will let you at least help with the locks as you travel.

edited as I have just realised I don't think you have your own boat - but there are a small number of companies it seems who will hire to single handers.

Edited by MJG, 06 March 2012 - 08:19 AM.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

I have always done my boating with Mrs muddywaters but as we are getting divorced obviously this won't be the case anymore.
So what options do I have for my annual boating holiday now.
I would prefer to avoid hotel boats if possible for 2 reasons.
1, I would like to do my share of the steering and lock working and 2, I have this mental image of hotel boats being full of much older people with me being the youngest (I'm 52)
So is there a club or organisation for like minded single people to hire a boat between them ?



There is a hotel-boat where you would be the only guest, and by what I understand of there web-site, they let you steer if you wanted it and also do, or help with the locks.

Maybe worth checking it out for yourself : My link

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

I'm sure many hotel boats would allow supervised steering, but of course, unsupervised would require at the minimum a RYA Helmsman certificate - probably even for this 1 person hotel boat officially.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:10 AM

Hi Mr Muddywaters,

My wife and I are in our 30's and we run a hostel boat - our guests are generally young travellers interested in meeting like minded people. There are no specific age restrictions (although no children). If you don't mind sharing a dorm cabin then this could be a cost effective and fun and very sociable alternative for you? Its worth having a look in to. We would certainly encourage help with steering, locks, and even cooking if you so wish.

Best of luck in whatever you decide to do.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Sorry to hear about the divorce.

As to hotel boats - whist I understand none AFAIK will let you take the tiller as you already say, I believe most, if not all will let you at least help with the locks as you travel.

edited as I have just realised I don't think you have your own boat - but there are a small number of companies it seems who will hire to single handers.

Sorry ? May be it should be congratulations !I wish my wife would divorce me,Oh i would have such a great time, All i can say is your one lucky man, enjoy your freedom while it lasts. :cheers:
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

Sorry ? May be it should be congratulations !I wish my wife would divorce me,Oh i would have such a great time, All i can say is your one lucky man, enjoy your freedom while it lasts. :cheers:


Well if you really are that pissed off - you could always divorce her....or what am I missing?
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yes you are, A sence of humour :cheers:
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:56 PM

Well if you really are that pissed off - you could always divorce her....or what am I missing?

I guess what keeps him going is the knowledge that she has to be more miserable than him. :cheers:
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

I guess what keeps him going is the knowledge that she has to be more miserable than him. :cheers:

You remind me of Herpes alot, you never go away 100%, just like Herpes your always lingering about in the back ground :cheers: here is a link for you, you may find them helpfull in the future. http://www.swimbabes...dex&cPath=65_78

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

You remind me of Herpes alot, you never go away 100%, just like Herpes your always lingering about in the back ground :cheers: here is a link for you, you may find them helpfull in the future. http://www.swimbabes...dex&cPath=65_78

Why should I go away?...and I certainly don't think I linger in the background.

If someone offers the opportunity for a bit of humour then I'll take it.

I don't get the link, by the way. Your humour is just too refined for a simple country boy like me. ;)

Edited by carlt, 28 March 2012 - 08:20 PM.

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...you actually are one of the more sane/balanced amongst us...


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

Why should I go away?...and I certainly don't think I linger in the background.

If someone offers the opportunity for a bit of humour then I'll take it.

I don't get the link, by the way. Your humour is just too refined for a simple country boy like me. ;)

Ha Ha i think i quite like you now ! the link was in conection to me seeing how long you could hold your breath under water while being strangled,And i thought you may find the link of some importance! cant beleive you never saw the link ? i am surprissed. :cheers:

Edited by micky44, 28 March 2012 - 08:41 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

Ha Ha i think i quite like you now ! the link was in conection to me seeing how long you could hold your breath under water while being strangled, cant beleive you never saw the link ? i am surprissed. :cheers:


just what is this drivel?
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

Ha Ha i think i quite like you now ! the link was in conection to me seeing how long you could hold your breath under water while being strangled, cant beleive you never saw the link ? i am surprissed. :cheers:

Ah yes, I see now...I'm a bit slow on the uptake, this evening.

Well done! I am amused.

just what is this drivel?

I think the posts were removed so it may not be funny, unless you caught the row first time around.

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...you actually are one of the more sane/balanced amongst us...


I'm still going to belt you one, its only fair !


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

just what is this drivel?

Its well above your level of humour, i should refrain now if i was you, prior to you having another senior moment,
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:38 PM

Ah yes, I see now...I'm a bit slow on the uptake, this evening.

Well done! I am amused.


I think the posts were removed so it may not be funny, unless you caught the row first time around.

Peacemaking in progress...do not disturb!


Still links to baby armbands though.. your call though

Its well above your level of humour, i should refrain now if i was you, prior to you having another senior moment,


Here we go....

you are not what would be described as a particularly helpful person on here are you Micky? more combative I would say

Edited by MJG, 28 March 2012 - 08:46 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:48 PM

Still links to baby armbands though.. your call though



Here we go....

you are not what would be described on here as a particularly helpful person on here are you Micky? more combative I would say

You have missed it completely,i guess it can only be put down to , your quote, :senior moments: move along now and dont get involved in things that you can not comprehend .
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