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Alan de Enfield

Member Since 20 Oct 2010
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In Topic: Boater Sues C&RT for Section 8

Today, 11:01 AM

Well Said, Well Done - have a greeny

In Topic: Brexit

Today, 08:29 AM

I'm bored with it all now - when something 'happens' hopefully my interest will be renewed.


Its all a bit like 'the phoney war' of 1939.

Everyone knew something would happen but nothing did.


Extract from (C N Trueman)  "The Phoney War"


‘Phoney War’ is the name given to the period of time in World War Two from September 1939 to April 1940 when, after the blitzkrieg attack on Poland in September 1939, seemingly nothing happened. Many in Great Britain expected a major calamity – but the title ‘Phoney War’ summarises what happened in Western Europe – near enough nothing.


In Topic: Sea-Toilets on Rivers

Today, 07:32 AM

Better than the boater around here who has a sea toilet.... And a water filtration system for taking water from the river to fill the water tank! Bleurch. Her guests used to get ill, can't think why....


I would suggest then that her filtration system was not designed for 'polluted water'.


A reverse osmosis unit is generally the way to go, but it is recommended that they are not used in harbours due to problems with hydrocarbons.


I have a small 'hand held' filter unit for when 'wild camping' the specification is (quote)


 (1) Unique dual ceramic membranes cartridge  (Patented product)
· Entirely removes bacteria in water like Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholerae, Legionella pneumophila, Giardia intestinalis.
· Filters out particles down to 0.1 micron — compare to the best commercially available unit that can only filter down to 0.2 micron!
· Entirely removes suspended contaminants of protozoa, algae, worms, dusts, etc.
 (2) Nano-metal clusters media  (Patented Product)
· Highly efficiently removes heavy metal ions in water such as Pb2+, Cd2+, Cr6+, As3+, etc.
· Efficiently decreases organic pollutants.
· Having a good ability to remove odors and cloudiness

In Topic: Mooring Refund

Yesterday, 05:23 PM

I think you will find that in your contract is a sliding scale - you DO NOT get back a pro-rata of 1/12th per month.

In Topic: Pro's and Con's of a old boat

Yesterday, 01:38 PM

There are only two items that are expensive to replace :


1) The Hull

2) The drive train (engine, gear box, shaft and prop)


Any thing else can be replaced at reasonable sums (£100s rather than £1000s)


Personally I would rather buy a thin-hulled boat and have it replated (at my cost) to known standards, than one that has already been replated, may leak, may be ready to drop off, may be welded to unsound metal, may well have water between the 'two plates', etc etc.


Windows can be removed and resealed

Cookers, fridges, etc can be replaced for a few £100.

Furniture can be 'ripped out' and replaced

Walls are just 'stud walls' and can be removed / moved to suit (as long as the windows are not in the way)

Beds can be removed, changed to cross beds or lengthwise beds.

Rotten floors can be relaid.


However - if all of the above need doing keep your hands in your pocket and walk swiftly away.