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  1. 18-20.. old enough to drink, have sex, fight in a war, drive a car, vote. Clearly not old enough to inhabit the same space as some of the sad old grumpy gits on this forum.
    3 points
  2. I have to say that in common with David I cannot understand why anyone would go boating and then spend the time tied up. For recreational boating I would have thought that most of us would be moving daily. How other people use their boats is up to them of course but most of the debate about mooring restrictions does seem to assume that wanting to hang around for several days or even weeks is the norm and in my experience leaving aside boaters resident in one particular area for whom moving at all seems to be an imposition is not the case.
    2 points
  3. Sorry but comments, copied from a post about about Moorings at Stoke B. made by you seem pretty personal.......... It's crap. Jeff whyatt shows fully how incompetent his research has been. What's even more ridiculous is the fact that overgrowth from both sides of the canal coming into stoke bruerne is disgusting. No provision for alternative 14 day mooring is being provided. As far as I am concerned, Jeff whyatt is unfit for purpose. This whole sevm has probably been one of his wet dreams since youth. I have always found Jeff helpful, not sure I would want you representing me if that's
    2 points
  4. Says the person who doesn't live aboard... My life is already simple enough. I've been living on a boat for 10 years and don't have a house to go back to when I feel like it. It just seems a bit rich for someone who lives in a house and also owns a boat, to tell people who live aboard permanently that they should be living the simple life! We all know that there is no need for a shoreline. I lived aboard for 3 years without it. However, some of us choose to have shore power because it makes life a bit easier. Edit: In a country full of decadent consumers I don't see why liveaboard
    1 point
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  6. I think to be honest people would be objecting just as much if there were boat loads of octogenarians navigating boats while under the influence.
    1 point
  7. I have commenced filling in the survey several times, but like all such things it only allows you to answer in the way that the survey commissioner want to receive answers. That is not a complaint, merely an observation, The problem is that some of the the questions over simplify the response, particulary where information is sought regarding availability of CRT moorings, as the question seeks only the outcome on the last occassion, In most instances the last attempt to secure a mooring will have been successful, but that gives no account of how many unsuccessful attempts were previously exper
    1 point
  8. Good luck with your application for Funding. We live in a very democratic world and I respect your views. I and a few others just might not think having a few organisations such as the IWA trying to influence policy is a good thing. You say you want the waterways run in a democratic way (not many would argue with that) but then you go and spoil that statement by saying you want it run by the organisation you happen to be a member off. What about the rest of us.So you are saying that Non Compliant Continuous Cruising problems is caused by the type of organisation you belong to that is trying
    1 point
  9. Not a hirer, but my daughter at age 4½ steering Fulbourne, assisted by her 6½ year old sister:
    1 point
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  12. I can't really answer your specific question, but a few points might be worth bearing in mind: The size of the alternator is not really determined by the size of the battery bank, but more by how much charge you intend to take out of the batteries. Even then, what is affected is how long it will take to recharge. Even a small alternator will get there eventually. Provided the engine starts reasonably well, the starter battery is only slightly discharged by starting and will be recharged in a few minutes, so it barely comes into the equation. There is a limit to the size of alterna
    1 point
  13. For obvious reasons I wouldn't have thought it would be a popular look, but every other boater who goes past seems to looks like this.
    1 point
  14. See here: http://www.brocross.com/canal/joel.htm Some of the history is slightly inaccurate, it was written about 10 years ago. The LNER livery has now given way to a C1950 British Waterways blue & yellow which did not feature the BTC roundel or curved "BW" on the cabin side. Other boats that had Kelvins at some point are: ex S &CCC "Willow", as featured on this forum and the Wooden Canal Boat Society motor "Forget Me Not" neither had these originally though.
    1 point
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  16. I know how you feel, having gone from an 11 ton 48' boat to a 26 ton 72' boat! Some very scary moments. The main difference I found between steering a modern shallow boat and a deep drafted full length boat is the effect that the depth will have on steering. The back end if you're slightly out of the channel will want to head towards shallow water. This can make steering hard work and problematic to say the least! You can use it to your advantage on corners- put the back end near the outside of the bend at the right time and the boat will steer itself around without using the tiller-
    1 point
  17. Thanks, but if two responsible adults have reached the stage of trading personal insults (in public) in negotiations, give up. Learn to rise above it. Leo
    1 point
  18. I'm afraid I don't know who John Sloan is and that was one of my points that I was trying to make. John Sloan did not email me nor did he telephone me or write and ask me if I wanted to attend (I am not complaining about that, why should he contact me in those ways ). I do not always read the forums and when I do I generally only look at the recent posts list rather the view new content. So I may well have missed that invitation. As I have said I am moored in the Selby Boatyard and there at least a half dozen other boaters there, probably more, who also had the right to ask for one of the lim
    1 point
  19. Firstly I do not agree with a lot of the twoddle which is being aired in this thread, there are an awful lot of axes out, about all sort of different grips, from someone who believes that all the towpath is a walking surface - wrong only the path part is maintained as a walk way, the green bit is grass and may well have holes in it which is why one should have a gang plank. The only part of a canal bank designed to tie up to is a wharf, not very mile of towpath. I'm sorry for the guy who knackered his ankle but be more careful this is the outside world and I for one do not want it to become a
    1 point
  20. As many people stop and ask to look at my old boat bits, as stick their noses in the air. The majority are to busy admiring the beautiful views on the other side, to cast judgemant on what was a work in progress and has become, as a result of vandals, too depressing to visit. Could I ask a moderator to close (and delete) this thread, as airing the destruction of my boats, and a few snobs' opinion of it, is upsetting.
    1 point
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