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  2. Ladies and gentlemen I have a crucial update to this thread. I had the honour of bumping into (not literally, I’m a careful boater!) the charming Mr @Lincoln Mansfieldyesterday at the boater facilities in Banbury. Having had a lengthy conversation with him about this thread I do believe his intentions are innocent and he would, I’m sure, be an honourable and lovely companion to any woman who felt like joining him on a trip. We did discuss, however, the unlikelihood of finding such a woman on here, as most of us already have a boat of our own! I have just read this whole thread again as I was very much saddened to hear that Mr Mansfield had been upset by the comments on here and wanted to rediscover the context. Now, I did explain to him that almost every thread on here goes off topic after the first page. And I don’t think anyone said anything overly harsh, having reread the comments. But I do think it’s worth remembering that the people posting on here are real people and that advertising ones loneliness on a public forum to strangers is likely to be a very vulnerable and brave step to take, and perhaps to treat such a person with the same kindness one might if they were stood in front of you. Long story short, he seems like a perfectly pleasant guy and I’m sure if you fancied a trip he’d be great company.
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  8. No he hasn't. There are many legitimate reasons why a boater may wish - or even need - to work a lock quickly and provided they do so properly then that's no business of anyone else. I really dislike people telling me there is no rush or similar platitudes. I do pretty much all of my boating to some sort of schedule. What right does someone who (probably) has the time and money to boat entirely in the manner of their wishing to tell me I should be the same as them? There is a self-righteous culture - very evident on FB - that seems to think mooring up gives you the right to judge what other boaters do, when in reality mooring up is the single most selfish thing any boater ever does because it forces actions on others.
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  10. Remember its best to paint it white, you may want to sell it later to someone in London.
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  11. North, as I'm in the south and there's already too many of 'em down here. Hope that helps....
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  16. Care to say why? (Im not disagreeing......but I cant listen to JV without the urgent need to knock him off his bike under a large truck.......)
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  23. Or equally have been working a double shift at the local hospital between moving the insured licensed boat from their mooring as a precursor to a few days away. Having had a ( very minor) boat fire no one should have to go through it.
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  24. A DIY answer for electrical conversions
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  29. On a lighter note, I’d like to point out that all of the hand painted country signs carried by the various teams were the work of fellow signwriter and boat decorator Meg Gregory, painted locally at her base near Wolverhampton. Many were in appropriate canal style. I hope she’s proud of her efforts….
    7 points
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  31. I was in the garden the other day when a lady on a boat said "is that your house?" "Yes" "Is that your boat?" "Yes" "Are you married" "Yes" "Pity" 😂🤣
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  32. Surprised she's not already appeared in a Reach plc newspaper with obligatory picture sporting her best 'compensation face'. Maybe it's just my generation, but if that happened to me I'd be way too embarrassed to report it to the BBC, and would have vacated the area as fast as possible just in case anyone saw me being such a dick.
    7 points
  33. It doesn't matter at all "why" Just becasue they are in a 'situation' does not give themn the right to vandalise, rob and frighten someone.
    7 points
  34. It can be, but only if one has the time to spare. If one is on a schedule to for example, be back at the marina to catch a pre-booked train, as I currently am, need to make an appointment with friends, a pub or shop before closing time, need to get the hire boat back on time, or in fact a thousand other things that happen on a timed schedule, then being obstructed by someone standing and staring can be rather irritating. It’s all about being considerate and recognising that other people’s priorities might not be the same as ours. I have absolutely no problem with people seeing virtue in being deliberately slow, just so long as it doesn’t excessively impede me - because I see virtue in being efficient and expeditious.
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  37. Hope you got the costume to go with that threat
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  38. I was sat on a wall, cleaning up the bits of a Bolinder fuel pump the first time my wife and I met. We will have been married 20yrs next month. Do not underestimate the allure of subjects such as lithium batteries to the right woman... Alec
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  41. I wish someone would remove all those 3ft 6in boats from the Oxford canal to stop their gates wearing like that
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  47. May be 6' 5" but will never be as big as your ego. Stop it boys. I know that for some of you it is hard to behave like a man but do try to control your aggression, its not good on the forum.
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