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  2. 4 points
    @noddyboaterwill be visiting you shortly for his protection money. Nice boat you've got there. Shame if something happened to it. Jen 😁
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    Seen today on https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uk Now after all this investment, wouldn't you have thought they'd have at least made as much song and dance about it as they did towpath lanes for ducks?
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    You haven't answered Alan de Enfield's point about what arrogance and hostility? You asked if a particular boat was suitable for the canals and were told that it is not. Your posts suggest you are looking at bargain basement boats, and so some of us advised you of things you need to be aware of and the financial and other pitfalls you might encounter. This advice was all given to save you from wasting your time and money on something that could easily become a millstone around your neck. Engage positively with this forum and you can learn from the varied experience of boaters here. Or you can get snippy with people who give you advice you don't like. Your choice.
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  10. 2 points
    Be Prepared, black it while it's on the hard.
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    I take issue with your comment. I was a boaters rep last time, illness meant we had to move onto land last November and I am no longer a Boater. However the boater's reps managed to get significant changes, two reps were on the Appointments Committee & so influenced trustees appointed. We held meetings with various senior managers every quarter. I reported back, as did Andy Tidy, for meetings I attended. I hope the new reps will report back. I don't know if any have posted here at all. I am in the Friends constituency this time.
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    No, I understand your individual words but not when they are assembled in a random order.
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    Unfortunately, hot on the heels of last weekends Ciara floods, from tonight sees a procession of low pressure systems latch on to the jet stream and hit the UK. Very heavy overnight rain tonight will also leave some snow in the North of England, and then another low comes Friday with more wet stuff. Saturdays low pressure has been called Storm Dennis by the Met Office, winds will be quite bad, however, rain on already saturated ground will be the big threat. The storm seems to be stalling North of the UK on Saturday night and some areas of the SW, Wales and NW England could see 36 hours non stop rainfall. Anyone on a river or river navigation should take steps to reach a secure area if possible, or take steps to allow your boat to rise and fall without going over banks/towpaths. I do have to say that sometimes, the safest place is in a lock.πŸ˜‡
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    Bloody hell. That's a hell of a lot of typing. I will condense it for you. " They don't work"
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    Bit harsh Bob. Christmas has been 25 Dec every year for donkey's years, and looks set to be the same for the foreseeable future: hard to get better planned I'd say. Easter, however...
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    It's mine and I will polish it as much as I want
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    Indeed, Paul, it is an awful stretch. I was moored at the junction with the Little Ouse for about three years. The company was great, the cruising was not so good. Loved Ely but hated getting there. In fact hated getting anywhere as I had to traverse that bit of the Ouse :-). Hence now being at Fox's in March en route back to the canals.
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    Couldn't it dig its way out? 😊
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    I dont think it was abuse , probably just searching for something to say , they have only been afloat 12 weeks after all πŸ˜€ Funny you mention the whitening of the steps because I had exactly the same upbringing , after the War there was a sense of pride of ownership and a thankfulness to be alive thats largely non existent now I think you are correct about that , is it an envy thing ? I dont know
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    The answer is there seems to be a curious expectation here that you do some basic research on here before jumping in with questions. Odd as you say, given this is a section specifically for new and inexperienced people. To many new visitors, asking questions on here IS their basic research, so I agree, the way new people get treated snippily or downright rudely is very sad, it drives new members away.
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    Have you been on those mushrooms again ?
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    If you cruise the length of the canal vegetation very much comes into it. You’re only seeing desirable from your own point of view. Having boats moored on both sides is very much not the norm since it’s not possible in most places on the network. JP
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    Yes what? Yes I've misunderstood, yes it remains the owner's responsibility, or yes it's half a story? A gloriously unhelpful reply, thank you. I've only got the post above to work from, although I did miss that it was one of Tony's boats. It did strike me as odd that CRT would still lease (as suggested above) boats from someone they keep trying to kick off the water, but Tony's interraction with CRT is always interesting, though CRT would probably use a different word, and so, I suspect, would he.
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    I notice that there is often mention of coal boats being breasted up while travelling, I can see this being done on wide canals simply to reduce the manpower needed to steer them (a breasted up butty doesn't need a 2nd person steering it), but you have to remember that for narrower sections they can be singled out. With regard to the subject of living on boats, originally the vast majority of people living on canal boats were the people (including their family) that earned a living carrying cargo on the boats they lived on (not people using them as cheap accommodation and working in a close by town). The original canal design was for 2 boats to pass easily (without slowing down / going though trees / grounding) at any point and moored boats on the towpath to be unusual other than overnight, the situation now is that you are more likely to find boats moored breasted up and boats having to take it in turns to squeeze between the moored boats and the vegetation on the opposite side while being shouted at for moving too fast.
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    I think it would be more interesting if the scoring system was kept secret until after the event.
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  46. 1 point
    A very public demonstration of the triumph of disposable income over common sense, perhaps? (A bit like 'vanity' registration plates on cars)
  47. 1 point
    When I got the boat first, I admit I wanted to see as much of the system as I could, so tended to cruise for seven or eight hour days, like what hirers do. It's the excitement of the new, I think. Now I potter for two or three hours until I find a pleasant place,and stop and enjoy it. Both ways are valid and just as much fun in their way, both are cruising and both can be criticised by those with fixed and inflexible ideas. Attacks generally reflect the insecurities of the attacker (for examples see the political wing of the forum), and usually have nothing to do with the attackee, who may be baffled but should try to avoid being hurt. Just feel a little pity for the sadness of the attacker.
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    The 1970s also had Abba, Elton John, Elvis Costello etc., but some terrible low points musically... notably Disco Duck.
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    Don't you get claustrophobic in that closed mind of yours, Tim?
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