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nipper last won the day on October 21 2015

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About nipper

  • Birthday 14/07/1949

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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!
  • Boat Name
    Sailing- Black Strider. Inland-NB Largo
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    Cowes and now a Constant Cruiser

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  1. nipper

    Winding hole near Poachers Pocket on Llangollen

    I have turned Largo (70ft) there, its very shallow but doable! Be prepeared for a good amount of mud churning. Nipper
  2. nipper

    Opinions on a 60' trad for sale?

    Nice modern Bathroom, I take it that modern crews don't have flanels, tooth paste, toothbrushes, razors and all the tat that usually sits above the bathroom sink, and where does gran put her teef overnight? All these modern picture living rooms are all very well, but wait till you get onboard and then you'le wonder were your gonna put the doz or so pairs of socks, those Jumpers Trousers and shall I mention shoes and boots? If your gonna buy that boat then best be starting an account with Ikia! Just sayin like! Nipper
  3. nipper

    Weed Killer Manufacturer Sued

    It's amazing! All the OP has to do is to light the blue touch papar and away the thread goes! Moans. winges etc! Why not choose to ignore it! Simples! 😀 Nipper
  4. Yes, and whilst your motoring off, just glancing back to see the 3 or 4 boats that couldn't be asked to get up, left just floating about the harbour on a single shore line, if their lucky! It all adds to the conversations as you round the bill and first light! Magic! Nipper
  5. Lets hope someone turned up the water pressure at the taps at Fradley. Some numpty a week or so ago decided that as an act of saving water, that they should turn down the water presure at the taps on the Coventry side! Everyone still tops up their tanks, but it takes an extra hour to do so! Muppets! Nipper
  6. nipper

    Lost ignition key

    Poor me had to sit in the sidecar whilst Mum and Dad rode the tandom! We was green those days! Nipper
  7. nipper

    Clothing Scam

    Well when i look in the mirror i see me dad lookin back at me! Now thats frightening! Nipper
  8. nipper

    Aylesbury Basin Visitor Moorings

    We stayed there with Largo a couple or three years ago. I can't remember having any problems mooring up alongside a finger and Largo is 70ft. There was a lot of building work going one all around the basin, but the, I think it was a Travel lodge, was completed. You couldn't moor up that side, but why would you want to, with all the commings and goings 24 hours a day! I actually repainted Largo's bow while there as i could sit right at the front on the decking and do it. Perhaps whatever i tied too has been unscrewed, but i remember i had no problems mooring. I liked the security at the time i was there, a nice piece of string that looped over the top of the security gate! A nice place to moor and a nice town. Mary has a recolection it was rings we moored too! Nipper
  9. nipper

    The Long Good Thursday

    Time for more cruising on empty canals and the challenge of the winter stoppages!😀 Nipper
  10. nipper

    Courtesy Cars , They Cost Us All In The End

    Looks to me as if that little lot was cut and pasted from some other publication!! Never mind, i expect i shal never recover the time wasted on it anyway! Nipper
  11. nipper

    Deep locks

    Well, if someone is coming down behind, you may have more water than you bargained for! A wall of water will be teaming straight over the top gates heading straight towards your back cabin! Don't ask me how i know this! Nipper PS, You may have to help the crew to close the gates as they were big tough old sods when i went through last!
  12. nipper

    Basingstoke canal Stoppage

    Well, maybe if they had used Oak instead of Notty pine they would of stood up better to a bit of bashing. Most of the bashing is done to get the badley fitting top gates open, or trying to get two boats out with all the lock gates sealing compound the Basingstoke canal use that gets behind the lower gates and grows daily after they reseal the gates when the last boat of the day goes through! So if you have two boats going down, there is a tendancy to have to refill the lock and back one boat out. The answer given to me by a basingstoke Canal Ranger was," well, thats the way it is!" I also think that the rules to empty every lock after use, wether going up or down goes a long way in subjecting the pine to premiture aging! Nipper
  13. Oh goody, perhaps I'll be getting an apology for being given a bollocking a few years ago then!
  14. Rules for some and other rules for them others then! It's a good job we have Site mods here then!

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