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  2. Where do I insert *some*? But getting back to the OP's question, a 23 footer with an outboard motor is probably the easiest of boats to get into a mooring with 10 HP or more. Having said that a rudder blade attached to the outboard skeg can make a very big difference with straight line steerage at slow speeds etc
  3. Assumption is the mother of cock-ups....
  4. It reminds me of the offence of "obstruction" a copper threatens you with when he wants to move you on at, say, a demonstration. The principle is, you are obstructing the square foot or so of pavement you are standing on and preventing others from using it, hence the offence of obstruction. Same applies to mooring really. If you are hogging a mooring, no-one else con use that small bit of waterway.
  5. It always amazes me how impractical some people are. I seem to have acquired a bit of a name for myself at the marina for repairing things, not that I want to spend my time working on other people's boats but I just can't say no when someone asks for help... a few weeks ago someone came knocking asking if I could help as they're "boat wasn't working". I was a little perplexed by this so asked them to show me. Turned out they meant the engine wouldn't start, to be more accurate it wouldn't turn over. I asked where the isolator was and got a blank look and "I don't know" asked where that battery was, same answer... Got the test meter out, battery dead. Asked where the battery charger was, met with another blank look. Turns out they'd unplugged the shore power as they didn't know what it was and not visited the boat for a few years ?!?!
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  8. I am assuming that most boxes are epicyclic with brake bands etc
  9. That's a bold claim! I'd say the most common marine transmission is probably the D260, which is fine for indefinite reversing.
  10. Sounds like you want an Epping Range which is the traditional boatman's cabin stove. I know where there is a used one that needs cleaning up. PM me if interested. Where are you?
  11. I’d go with waterworks on this one. A mooring that isn’t an obstruction in the first 24h (the wording of the byelaw suggests you could moor without causing an obstruction) doesn’t suddenly become an obstruction after 24h. It would need a particularly weird interpretation to say all mooring = obstruction. A common sense interpretation would be that obstruction would mean, boats couldn’t pass by.
  12. Sea level rise is 0.14 inches a year. Stop panicking.
  13. It raises the bar, enough to halt most of them. It's usually pretty easy to identify the rubbish posts on here and chances are they give up when called out.
  14. And it is probably worth mentioning that most marine gearboxes are not designed for long distance reversing!
  15. I don't really see what stops said spammer posting five rubbish posts then firing off all their DMs.
  16. Heavily contrived interpretation in my opinion. No one has to stop in one specific mooring place, mooring hasn't stoped anyone "navigating" somewhere else to moor for the night.
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  19. First flat I lived in, the telly went off if you trod on a certain floorboard. One house had been wired up by my partner's exhusband, a plumber, all the wires were just twisted together and if you left the immersion on too long the house filled with the smell of burming rubber. I do still enjoy fixing up bits of the boat, I just can't stand up very easily the next day. I still can't afford to hire someone. And I've got a landing stage to sort next week...
  20. Hello, If anyone has any recommendations for a multifuel stove that has both a small oven and a hot plate for bunging a cast iron pot on i would be ever so grateful. I'm at a bit of a loss, I've found a couple but neither is floating my boat. No apologies for the pun. 😛 5KW plus, for a rather long narrow boat. Cheers.
  21. This afternoon 2022 Streethay Wharf Coventry C - one in and two out ... Compare 12Mar2003 19Nov2003 30Jul2010 17Jun2012 14Nov2012 26Jan2013 24Oct2014 14Nov2015 18May2017 17Aug2017 29Sep2017 29Mar2018 1Apr2019 27Aug2019 19May2022 20May2022 11Jun2022
  22. No its not strange. There is a reason for it. MTB has been around long enough and should really know what its for.
  23. To stop a spammer signing up and firing off DMs to everyone on the members list. The (now deceased) Lonely Planet travel forum was one place that was abused to ludicrous levels. ETA: @The Happy Nomad got in first!
  24. Its to stop spammers joining the forum and then flooding the membership with DM's
  25. I know very strange I think it’s ten now But thanks thanks for passing on message
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