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  2. With the evenings drawing in there is a little more time to put captions to photo's, possibly not enough time to answer xadmx's question of “why?” To be honest it would be easier for a man to explain the inner workings of a woman's mind, certainly scared me off the keyboard for a while. So the next plank, this “should” be an exact mirror image of the one just fitted, however if the original builder had to work around a fault in his timber stock there could well be a variation side to side, common sense says to work to the original intent. On “Progress” the length is slightly longer side to
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  3. Yes it looks very much like an Uxbridge boat to me. The front end is right, also the rudder and skeg but the swim doesn't look as "shapely" as other Uxbridge motors I've seen though this may be the camera angle.
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  4. Awww well done you for taking on a rescue! Lurchers are lovely dogs . I dont know what id do now without my boy ( a great dane cross) I had him from a pup and crate trained him for the first few months and i can proudly say ive never had a problem with him.. beautiful nature and well behaved. Good luck .. im sure you will all love boat life together lucky dog
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  5. I also miss my boat heaps when I am not on her. Even if I have had a bad day at work as soon as I step on board, nothing else matters. I am where I need to be. I am very lucky to be able to live aboard, but even when she was a shell I would just sit inside her and "think", I found it realy helped. I think part of the feeling is that she is all mine & NO ONE can take her away from me. If that makes me bonkers, fair play!
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  6. I often have fenders down and up. The up cos I remembered, the down cos I forgot/have an altruistic bent towards les and co
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  9. Radiomariner did my Bss in July can't recommend highly enough
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  10. Once upon a time I was leaving Portsmouth harbour the night after a strong blow. Going the other way into the harbour was a boat flying a yellow Q flag indicating she was arriving from international waters. At some time during the night's gale she had been dismasted, the mast snapping off about 5' above the boom. The crew had jury rigged a storm jib as a mainsail by turning it through 90 degrees with the foot of the sail to the stump of the mast. Shrouds had been sheepshanked down and tightened by spanish windlass. We stood at the rail and applauded her crew in. Now THAT was seamanship! Fend
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  11. The amount you would have to pay C&RT is equal to one-half of the mooring fee of a C&RT-provided offside mooring in the same area (not off-line, that means a marina). There used to be a price list on Waterscape but I don't know if it's on the C&RT website.
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  12. greeny :lol: I am sure this is a much better way to get to work.........especially if you pick up the secretary and staff up on the way.. .
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  14. Just buying a boat originally priced over 50K but got 10% reduction. Not sure how this stands up against other experiences but having looked at a lot, this is the only one that really said "buy me". My first boat. Like buying a house. Look at a lot that are OK but you knoa when you eventually step onto "the one".
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  15. They would have to make the diving platform easier to use as clearly that poor girl upside down on the canal path has missed the water altogether. But why not give it a go - I can see Boris now taking the inaugural plunge dressed in a victorian blue and white stripped swimsuit. Get him more supporters to take over from Dave the Broom.
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  17. Well, each to his own indeed. However, in this case, there are documented cases of fenders left down causing damage to infrastructure, or blocking the job for an extended period. There is also the fact that fenders left down leave nasty dirty marks on the side of the boat. I don't get too stressed about other people doing it, but I wouldn't do it myself, and it does colour my initial perception of the likely ability of the steerer.
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  18. No chance - you don't need any more wives Richard
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  19. I am personally far more concerned with the potential danger of people navigating with their head up their arse over other peoples fenders. if you want to buck for membership of the royal yacht squadron then it's the kind of thing to get upset about but if you're not a poseur then what the hell.
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  22. The difference between a dog and a wife? Lock them both in the garage for two hours then see who's most pleased to see you when you open the door!
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