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nipper last won the day on October 21 2015

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About nipper

  • Birthday 07/14/1949

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    Full time liveaboard NB Largo.
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    Sailing my sailing cruiser around the south coast and France!, Fishing, Walking the shores. Now an owner of the 70ft narrow boat "NB Largo"

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    Retired and continuously cruising!
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    Sailing- Black Strider. Inland-NB Largo
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    Cowes and now a Constant Cruiser

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  1. The only issue we had last week when Largo came down was a rather overbearing Volunteer locky. the locks were fine with not too much water jumping onto Largo's counter. The locky seemed to spend his time walking up and down the flight giving each person that was working the gates a bollocking about this and that. he had a go at Mary, which i though was a bit brave, seeing that she was the one with a windlass in her hand, he then looked over the lock edge to me, obviously thought better of it and fled his winging way to the next boat down stream who he gave the hirers a right bollicking about not putting the pawl over when they had finnished winding. i thought he was a complete waste of time and only served to wind up every boater on the flight. Back to topic, I cant remember seeing anytrhing untoward when we came down! Nipper
  2. Yes, we were talking about double lock gates and only using one! Please try and keep up, eh?
  3. Mike, that was answering leaving one gate closed when using the lock, they really don't like you to do it!
  4. No i mean The river Wey, the Basingstoke is summit entirely different! Dare you leave a lock gate open, you in for the same treatment as if you was on the Wey, leave one closed on that river you get it as well.
  5. Go through one gate on the River Wey and you will be lined up and given a good talking too by the ranger. One of them would of been watching you for a while, but you will never know he or she would be there!! It's what they are passionate about! Nipper
  6. Now deduced that the incident is not on the flight at all! So, what i have learned is to not take too much notice of the Narrow boat incident room!! in fact i wont look at it again!
  7. Why not get a set of J M Pearons Canal Companions or maybe Nicholson Waterrways Guides. Most boaters have a set of one or the other or even both! Although I don't beleave the Nicholsons state the sizes. If i am right then get the Pearsons instead! Nipper
  8. Indeeed they did, a great game by two well matched teams, and not a cheat in site! (Sorry) 😯
  9. yes, i didnt have a signal anyway, but i am learning that the internet has many fingures!
  10. Yes, but then he always does that! Someone had to be there, Step up Mr Stokes and enjoy yourself!
  11. But, lets be honest! they can do nothing else thats important, the sheep are due a rest now and then surely! 😋
  12. We came out of the tunnel last week wanting to moor by the lake. No chance! The only space was immediately after the bridge where the Geese roost with there associated droppings that had to be 4 inches deep and rocks to prevent you getting within 2 ft of the edge anyway! we ended up moored to nice mooring rings at Longport, a dodgy area by the bridge at Stoke boats. had a good quiet night. Quiet until the lorries arrived to the concrete works a few yards away at 7 in the morning.. Nipper
  13. Um! This will usually be done by the boat owner. When making the decision about buying a boat, the owners practical skills should also be taken into account! Carpentry work, Mechanics, Engine services, Electrics, Boatmansship, Map reading are some of the skills one will need in the ownership of a boat. To attempt to own a boat without at least a small knowledge of any of theese skills is, to my mind,shear folly. I would say the chances of getting hold of a Carpenter/ Plumber, whatever he is, are nearly imposible within the inner bounderies of the M25. You may get someone who says he or she can do it, but i doubt if he will be a qualified Carpenter or Plumber. In any event be prepared with a very full wallet should you find one! My suggestion is to get hold of some tool and some time and do it yourself, that way you will learn a bit at the same time! Sorry to be so negative but thats the way it is! Nipper
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