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Alan de Enfield

Member Since 20 Oct 2010
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In Topic: Engine stalls when changing direction

Today, 12:00 PM

Comparison - do you slam your car into reverse whilst still moving forward - if you do, is it a similar noise ?, if you don't, why would you do it on your boat ?

In Topic: Canoes and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Today, 08:00 AM

Sad story but what has that got to do with canoes?


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In Topic: Canoes and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Today, 07:41 AM

I would like to know how many people have actually perished falling from the aqueduct - does any one actually know?




We used to live close by and I personally know of one.

Sad story - went over to the pub on the 'other side' ,had a 'few', walked back, fell in and (according to the inquiry) got out the wrong side.


A Google search will reveal a number in the last few tears (average 1 per year ?)


2010 a young girl

2011 a Man

2011 a Teenage girl

2013 a Woman


How many do you want ?

In Topic: Fire extinguisher

Today, 07:25 AM

The fire extinguishers have to certified by a BSS approved manufacturer/supplier.




You would have thought so. wouldn't you.


We have just purchased a new 'Sea Boat' which will also be used on the Trent, part of the purchase agreement was that it would have a new BSS.

It has Belgium manufactured fire extinguishers, without pressure gauges, and had an expiry date of 2012, and non of the markings you state are required.


Of course that would be an automatic fail - but no - it passed 'with flying colours'.

I have not looked to see if the fuel filters etc comply - but - 'hey ho' Its now got a BSS and a licence so why worry.


Another example to support the 'little faith' I have in the 'system'.

In Topic: Boater Sues C&RT for Section 8

Yesterday, 05:08 PM


Thanks for posting that - 200 pages of 'heavy going' but appears to be a reasonable argument and all revolves around the definition of 'navigable channel'.