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  1. There are some really nasty, vicious characters on this forum and I hope I never have the displeasure of meeting them in real life - god only knows what they're like and what they're capable of in reality. As many of you will remember I asked for help about a joiner to put in two walls in the boat. I had a PM on here from someone suggesting someone they know who is "Great at boat fitting and is a qualified boat fitter. You will need a boat fitter as it is a complex job that a normal joiner or carpenter may have difficulty achieving" This indiviidual asked me that if I could be a bit mo
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  2. ... With the spider of doom. It was huge and a sprinter but was not going to move into a place I could splat it without risk of it getting me. I couldn't get off the bed, it had me trapped. I bashed the ceiling to make it run. It didn't. I bashed the wall. Nothing. So we waited. "Mano i arachno. " I needed to make it move but not fall but I had nowt to squirt it with. Then I remembered my asthma inhaler. Two squirts and it barely even sneezed. Thank goodness it wasn't my old steroid inhaler, it might have given it muscles and an anger management problem. After bashing the
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  3. on a serious note, you seem to have no inclination or ability to hold reasonable debate. Please do change your signature, it is a contradiction of your true beliefs
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  4. I has just taken us 5 1/2 hours to descend the Atherstone flight (normally we do it in 2 1.4 to 2 1/2hrs). We arrived at 9:30 to find ourselves 6th in the queue and started into the top lock by 11 meanwhile the queue had stretched back to the previous bridge. Progress through the flight was glacial with further queues at every lock , sometimes there was now where to go on exiting the lock. When we finally got to lock 11 we found that only 1 upper paddle was working sothe lock took 9 minutes to fill. So was that he cause of all the delay - No I don't think so but it really didnt help and
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  5. I take pleasure in leaving my waste with McDonalds. A Big crap, or if you get stopped on the way in, tell them you'll order on the way back, A Big crap with lies! I hardly ever use the shower block in Brentford, it seems to have gone down hill since the office went, and there always seems to be a corn plaster on the floor!
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  6. And there I was thinking it had something to do with banjo strings
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  7. I know of an ex working boat with a very well experienced boater who can give me many years of boating and a few of life who displays an L plate on his boat as he says you can always learn something.
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  8. Mr Mayall is a much-valued member of this forum. His attention to detail is legendary, and his persistence impressive. He deserves to be treated with respect.
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  9. not really, we are giving it food for thought
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  10. Sounds like someone who has no idea about the simplicity of fitting out a boat, to a 'qualified boatfitter'. Tradesmen make their money because customers don't have the time, inclination or ability to understand the complexity of the trade in question. I think someone has lost a tradesman some paid work. He can't have that much respect for him.
    1 point
  11. More moorings for people who want to and or are interested in boats yes. as a solution to the housing crisis, no. I would like to see more money invested into the causes of homelessness. I would also like to see investment in the existing empty buildings that seem to be everywhere. If I had the choice I would also put pressure on the 2nd home owners who visit their country homes for 3 months of the year. I just don't see that boats are a viable solution due to the cost or upkeep and the rapid deterioration.
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  12. Hi All I am pleased to see that the other thread about this topic has now been locked. With this new thread, please can we try to stick to the point? Thanks. It seems that the present Government is keen to encourage more people to consider living on boats, both on the inland waterways and in coastal harbours. ("More" - more than the number of people who do so at present, which the RBOA reckon is about 25,000 people at present if one counts all of the harbours and inland waterways.) To this end, the Government intends to relax all the existing regulations that tend to discourag
    1 point
  13. Yes, you'd never see Maffi "verbally slapping around a woman"....He's a real gent...
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