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  1. I,and i'm sure most of us love peace and quiet. BUT.I have taken to trying to moor day or night away from other boats,mainly modernish ones with all the trappings of so called modern living, requiring huge comsumption of electrical power. There used to be an agreed time to run engines for charging purposes,i think between 7 and 8pm correct me if i'm wrong,but very few boaters seem to adhere to this old rule anymore. Indeed in days of yore,anyone moored on a trot of boats, needing to charge batteries out of these times would ask the neighboring boaters if they minded the noise for a short tim
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  2. No, George was a former Wigan Coal & Iron Company wide boat, seen below at Astley Green in 1971.
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  3. I can't see what all of the fuss is about. Historically, boat/ship names are changed all of the time. Most Merchant Vessels have had several name changes. Usually whenever the ship gets a new owner, the first thing they do is change the name. It's Kez's boat, call it whatever you want.
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  4. ...unless there's no lock on the door.
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  6. Firstly, the canal is the Leeds and Liverpool, not the Leeds Liverpool. Please use the correct terminology in future posts. Sailing boats certainly did use the L&LC up till the 1840s, when the Stanley Dock branch was built. Coal for ships in Liverpool Docks was taken onto the Bridgewater Canal, then down Runcorn Locks, and then sailed down to Liverpool, ensuring that it only needed to be transhipped once, directly into waiting ships. In Yorkshire, goods were advertised as being delivered to Hull 'in one bottom', meaning that transhipment did not take place, and again sailing boats must h
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  7. Why do I think you are purposely being controversial, first batteries and now this. Maybe one for the ignore list.
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  8. If you can't have a bath in half a mug of cold tea topped up with spit then you're not a proper boater. Regards, HughC.
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