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valrene9600

Member Since 21 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 06:04 PM
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In Topic: Opening a mobile Canal Shop!

Yesterday, 12:37 PM

If he wants to set up a shop at Stoke B. how about giving him one of the 48hr moorings permanently. One condition could be he allows boats to breast up so a mooring space is not lost.

 

It was just a thought, the residents would never allow it of course. Can`t have boats stopping to long makes the place untidy.


There was someone who did a similar venture a few years ago on the Llangollen and unfortunately it did not work out. The main reason I think being that most boaters plan quite well ahead. In my own case I know where I am going to stop next and just in case that does not work out I carry UHT milk and loads of Fray Bents. If I did run out of something I would have to consider the hassle of stopping and mooring up against maybe being without something for one day.

Absolutely correct. Most C/cruisers are prepared or know how to search the internet for nearest shops and transport etc. amazing how close you actually are to civilisation, or at least a bus stop, even if you can`t see it as you cruise through the countryside.


In Topic: Opening a mobile Canal Shop!

Yesterday, 12:24 PM

Don't forget the shop in Blisworth - thats only 2 miles away, plus it is a Post Office. And a dry(ish) cruise if its raining!

7minutes on the bus from Blisworth takes you to a large Tesco. Stop is in the car park area.


In Topic: buying on Sunday, don't know the first darned thing.

Yesterday, 12:20 PM

You mention twice in posts you are researching. If you follow up your results as you are doing here then you will get nowhere.


In Topic: buying on Sunday, don't know the first darned thing.

Yesterday, 12:08 PM

Seven pages and all the good folk on here that could give some positive help in relation to the facts are held back.

Wooster do yourself a favour and give out some facts like budget, location, residential or not.

Lots of people on here can give you help.


In Topic: buying on Sunday, don't know the first darned thing.

27 February 2015 - 07:49 PM

 

 

This question?

 

"Therefore my question, to the collective brain of boat knowledge.... are old wooden boats a 'money pit' and would we be better with a steel hulled option?"

 

I half-answered it. The other half of the answer is yes a steel hull would be better, by a county mile. Provided you don't pick a colander.


Actually, even if you DO pick a colander!

No someone asked the name of the boat being purchased.


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