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  2. Life is too short to carry around hatred and recriminations, New Year is a time for fresh starts and forgiveness not a time for carrying around old baggage Phil
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  6. May I wish all the folk on my ignore list and all the prattling idiots that continually sidetrack and reduce posts to trivia, a thoroughly miserable New Year. May all your camels get foot rot and spit in your eyes. To all other wonderful sensible members of the forum, a joyous and prosperous New Year, may you be healthy, wealthy and wise. Sam.
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  8. The photo of JAGUAR must have been taken before we took her over in June 1974. The steerer is Peter Patch ( you can just see the patch over his eye). Photos of Banbury in 1974. JAGUAR and TADWORTH.
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  11. Not sure which category I fall into. Either way Happy New Year. Hope the operation to remove the chip from your shoulder is successful.
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  13. Happy new year to all! Those who share my opinions and those who don't!
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  14. I dont think either are relevant. It seems to me the more gongoozlers that are watching the more the boat does what the hell it likes!!
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  15. May I wish one and all a very happy and (hopefully) prosperous New Year. I actually rather enjoy reading a lot of the 'squabbles' on here, 'though it's rather sad some take themselves far too seriously, life's far too short for upsets ?
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  16. I suppose "back to the engine" is OK.....................................provided you have an outboard! George
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  22. Surely no one would block you! You're far too huggable and lovely. Happy New Year x
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  23. There are two factors in play, one being angular momentum and for that, the boat will turn about its centre of mass. But also, with water being quite viscous (compared to air) a boat will turn according to the resistance to the lateral movement. I’m not sure that centre of buoyancy is the relevant term for this, for example a keel won’t have much effect on centre of buoyancy but it’s position will affect how it turns. Anyway the answer is that it is a combination of centre of mass effects, and centre of “resistance to sideways movement” effects. With a narrowboat, I expect the latter is the predominant effect. Most narrowboats, being heavier and deeper at the back, tend to turn about a point forward of the middle. How much depends on how they are ballasted.
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  24. I buy loads of stuff and all my cars off ebay without problem. Its all about knowledge and not being funny that is what you lack, we have all been there. Take someone who knows what they are looking at with you when you see a boat you like. I have only opened the last link above the 35k one and without a proper read and just a quick scan it SEEMS!! ok but I will look again in a few minutes. My only other observation at this stage is that fifty foot is a small boat, especialy for four people. You would know absolutely EVERYTHING about each other within 24 hours aboard together. The 25k one is VERY tired but could be a solid boat which is the main point. It also has a cross bed which put simply is a thing of the devil and needs chopping up for the stove!!
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  25. Agreed - basically you are paying to have it 'taken off the market whilst you decide if you want to buy it'.
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  27. If you have an old 12V (or even 14.4V) nicad drill where the batteries are shot, wire it up with a lead and a 12V plug on the end. No charging up of nicads required and instant drilling when you want it.
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  28. Showing again on i-player if anyone is interested. Three parts.Episode 1 available for 7 days.
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  30. I must be delusional then. When I sold through a broker I asked what he reckoned a realistic selling price was for that boat. He gave his opinion which was broadly in line with my own estimation, and that’s what it was marketed at. I, the seller, then paid his commission out of the sales proceeds. To suggest that the price was inflated to add the broker’s commission is delusional.
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  32. Well I know which side I fall on but Happy New Year anyway Sam. Hope you have a good one!
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  33. I thought you'd already accepted that a bath wasn't such a good idea? Is your wife still pressing for one? I'm afraid I've seen the fit out of a few good boats ruined by the wife's wish list. Baths that are never used and ripped out later, deep Butler style kitchen sinks which don't allow for gravity draining unless the skin fitting is just a couple of inches above the waterline, etc, etc... Do yourself a favour and don't let those who know nothing about boats decide how it's going to be fitted out.
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  35. They were not meant for those actually on the canal, rather to provide confirmation regarding tolls charged for legal proceedings. In that case, it is more logical to have the distance on the side to where the measurement is taken, if you get my meaning. Unfortunately, when mileposts have been replaced more recently, those replacing them treated them as distance markers for boaters, where it could be seen as better to have the distance to the end of the canal you are travelling towards visible as you approach, rather than the distance to the end behind you. Confusion can also arise from the fact that there can be two sets of milestones/mileposts. The successful canals were remeasured following the 1893 Rates & Tolls legislation, and cast iron mileposts usually date from this period. The original milestones are usually those installed when the canal was built. In the case of the L&LC, the 1893 mileposts include the distance from Johnsons Hillock to the top of Wigan locks, which was actually built by the Lancaster Canal, so not included in the milestone distance markers originally fitted. A couple of these seem to have survived the 1893 remeasurement, but are not marked with distances.
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  37. Now I like the idea of the magnetic hooks, I hadn't thought of that. Off to eBay to do a little searching for magnetic hooks. Where did you get yours? I love the red and green thing. But buckets isn't a bad idea either, I might in fact be able to use buckets in the extra space I find by using the hooks along the side. The idea is taking shape, thanks all. Edit: Found the magnetic hooks already, an inexpensive and useful suggestion, thanks, got some on order now.
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  38. A very Happy New Year from the 7 of us still standing in the aftermath of the CWDF banter. Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough "..... And it's hi ho silver lining......"
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  39. Hmm were has the other 75 miles gone only joking. I have often wondered about this myself . I don't know about the towpath swapping sides thing because around me the plates bolt on, so could be bolted on either side of the mile post?
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  45. Thanks for the quick input everyone! I'll have to remove bits and bobs to get a better trace on it. If it was linking/splitting the connection between the domestic and engine only and not between the inverter input and engine batt, then it would make more sense. The fuse cold just be a later addition for a power take-off. It's definitely no the Ecofan as I have the latest bluetooth version!
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  46. Is potable bitumen the same as ordinary bitumen but with a handle on the tin?
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  49. Cor, its a London whitewash! Seen a few with plastic planking, some use it as shower walls too. You could always get the fire spec for the material and then decide. Personally, if mine ever sets afire, I will just get out ASAP, before too much plastic and soft furnishings catch. Captains swivel chairs burn really well despite the new regulations on foam upholstery, don't ask how I know.
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  50. I’ve been in touch before Christmas. I know he’s working flat out at the moment to fund his restoration project.
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