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  1. Sorry I'm not getting this. The guy has been taking the p*ss for 4 years, drives his neighbours round the bend with anti-social behavior, running a genny whenever, has a boat that is basically a scrap claims moving it was the cause of it sinking and people here expect all of us to feel sorry for him and hope he gets a payday. I truly hope he gets exactly what he deserves.
    5 points
  2. Near one of my moorings, on a clapped out unlicensed cruiser lived a seriously dangerous guy who bragged sbout stealing from our boats, and that from local knowledge we knew it was true. He stole coal, diesel, generators and anything else he could get, broke into a few. Police wouldn't do anything, couldn't even be bothered to interview either us or him. None of us were particularly surprised or saddened when someone set fire to his boat, nor were we bothered that he was asleep drunk at the time. He and his dog (which had bitten enough people for us not to care about that either) got off
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  3. Happy summers recalled. The fortified farm, at one time an abbey, lies at Basseville on the Canal du Nivernais. It dates back to 1328
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  6. George Useless has said it, so it must be so. The sausage meat is the key. A bit of pickling vinegar does not make it a substantial meal. All academic to me in tier 3.
    3 points
  7. Not sure if this has been posted before.
    2 points
  8. Just over a year ago I ordered some Leoch Pure Lead Carbon batteries, after a discussion on here, and I think I said I'd let everyone know how I got on with them. Much more recently I was asking for people's experience of the typical difference between batteries' nominal capacity and their actual capacity; this is a follow-up to that too. Unfortunately I don't think I have anything terribly worthwhile to report. I got what should have been a 432Ah bank of Leoch PLCs fitted late last year, but very quickly got the impression that their actual capacity was not as advertised; followin
    2 points
  9. You owe the money even though they forgot to take it. But they need to reach a sensible repayment agreement with you. If you think their offer is too much then try a sensible counter offer, but you will need to compromise.
    2 points
  10. Quite frankly Bob, in a narrowboat, if your chair is within Bluetooth range you're sat next to the bloomin' charger anyway!
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  12. Agree with all that. There's also a possible plus point from Covid-19 that many companies (and individuals) have discovered they don't need to go into an office every day -- or at all in some cases, my last day in the office was in March and I don't expect to get back in before next April -- and this will cut down on the number of commuting car journeys if it continues. Might lead to a rise in the domestic murder rate though... πŸ˜‰
    2 points
  13. Not my stupidity (but could be argued my stupidity in not checking). And could have been serious... I used to tow a big boat for the dive club. 6.5m RHIB with a 140HP Suzuki four stroke on the back. Boat was rather over a ton (without divers, diving equipment etc) The RHIB was attached to the trailer in two ways at the bow; a winch used for launch and recovery and, for additional security the painter was lashed tight to the trailer. Some people prepared for launch by disconnecting the winch and securing the painter, others by untying the painter leaving the
    2 points
  14. Alison, Does your resident have access to the internet? If so show him the thread below, which started off as a general pick-me-up, and has morphed into a fascinating thread of "on this day" photographs covering the whole of the UK waterway network and a fair sprinkling of continental views, over the last 40 years or so.
    2 points
  15. One or two posts have amazed me this past week. Shiny verses Tatty. Renting out and getting round the regs. travelling or not traveling during a pandemic.
    2 points
  16. I feel I need to report this post!! Whilst in general the thread has been light hearted about trivia such as cars it has now become serious to the point of even a suggestion of the removal of pickled eggs from pubs and that's too serious a matter for a canal forum!! 😎
    2 points
  17. The two you've missed out are walking and cycling. When the 1955 photo was taken, most people would be getting around that way, along with buses and trams. Employment and shopping would be much more likely to be closer to their homes. The government are making a (for Tories) reasonably good start on encouraging both, with considerable complaints from a noisy minority over a few bike lanes and traffic restricted areas so you can cycle without feeling like you could die at any second and walking without choking on fumes. A lot more still to do. It is a long process, a lot of which involves reduc
    2 points
  18. How about if it sinks having been moved into the middle of a multiple-boat argy bargy with a load of heavy steel things? Again, just going on the 'facts' as reported β€” it may have been in poor condition, but it may also not have sunk if it were remoored appropriately. We will likely never know. Ultimately the production company have created the problem for themselves by moving it without permission. If they hadn't moved it and it had sunk on its mooring, this conversation would not have happened. They've implicated themselves in a situation where it will be impossible to prove that
    2 points
  19. But the lockers are probably OK ...
    2 points
  20. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yosoo-Cleaning-Accessory-Stainless-Penetrator/dp/B07794Z4TF
    1 point
  21. I hadn't heard of touchnote but just had a look. I'll send something as I possibly will know the person as my parents worked at alvechurch marina and we had a boat moored there from around '78 to '90.
    1 point
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  23. It’s a bit confusing! The manual implies no changeover and yet the photo shows mains wires in and out. Is it possible that someone has somehow installed a changeover relay inside the inverter? Maybe you should take the bottom cover over the connection area off and have a look (post a photo).
    1 point
  24. in my case I might take 2 dogs for a walk in the muddy countryside, then go to B&Q to collect bags of sand and cement and 3m long timber one day, then the next day I tow my boat 100 miles to the slipway, where it stays for a week before I retrieve the boat (sometime doing damage to the tyres/wheels and underbody because of the poor state of a couple of the slipways that I use. how will I do that if I don't own my own versatile car that I don't mind getting mucky, and occasionally suffering minor damage that I can live with? how will a farmer who has a 4x4 that is us
    1 point
  25. The tech companies have already solved the being racist part of the traditional taxi driving job. Just got to work out the driving bit.
    1 point
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  27. Hi Alison. Ive just sent a postcard via touch note. The address comes up as Solihull care housing association so I hope thats correct. Cheers Tim
    1 point
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  29. I wonder how many "I must buy a boat quickly" type decisions work out well? It's always days (or more) after Boris makes a decree before the experts study the rules and give general public any idea what it all actually means. The first time round it was months before we realised we could all have taken a drive to Barnard Castle as an eye test. Why not wait 'til things change in your favour or you really know that you can safely look for the right boat in a wide range of places?
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  31. Even if it is true that the boat was not lawfully on the waterway, (which I'm not sure has been proved) what on earth makes you think Netflix have any authority to cause it to sink? That would be an easy way out for CRT on occasion wouldn't it! Boat not paid its licence? - sink it and remove the wreck. Boat too long on a 48 hr site? - sink it! Tam
    1 point
  32. I'm amazed at the amount of people on here who were never taught '2 wrongs don't make a right' when they were children. The pitchforks and mob justice mentality on here is just depressing. Predictable but still depressing.
    1 point
  33. No I don't believe it is. The caveat being that if it is shown that using it causes you to be distracted and thus affect your driving you could be prosecuted. But it isn't a specific offence like using a mobile phone is.
    1 point
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  35. It's only trim, not load bearing, I'd either do what I said above or just glue it, grab adhesive, Araldite ect, no real need for any visible fixings.
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  37. My most profound apologies to all CWDF members who were offended by my crass and unthinking slur on the great pickled egg. Not just a great pub snack, but now a substantial pub meal for those lucky tier 2 people. I will go sit on the naughty step and think about what I've done. Jen
    1 point
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  42. To be based in Milton Keynes: "Names such as BoatyMKBoatface..." That's clever!
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  48. Just to give a representative example for the benefit of the thread: my boat is about to turn 30 and has just yesterday had a survey for insurance purposes. The majority of the steel has lost, overall, a couple of tenths of a millimetre or less, and there's little pitting but up to a maximum depth of 2mm. I suspect that might be at the better end of 30 year old hulls, but it's not normal for steel to turn to cheese in that timeframe.
    1 point
  49. That's a different insurance claim altogether!!..πŸ‘
    1 point
  50. Someone certainly has some explaining to do. Contractor ? C&RT ? LCC ? Who signed off the schedule of works ? Who signed of the 'satisfatory completion' ?
    1 point
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