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Bunny

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About Bunny

  • Birthday 11/18/1957

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Winter Mooring K/A

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  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Greyfisher
  • Boat Location
    C/C

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  1. Bunny

    Food storage area under the gunnel

    Ive tried attaching photos from my phone and cant... but we have a double tin /packet cupboard under our gunnels under one of our side hatches . Works well nothing gets damp or falls out . Bunny
  2. We usually come up the sheepwash from the Thames onto the Oxford at Isis lock , but this year came up through Dukes cut . Nice views of Oxford ( over our shoulder ) disappointed by the ramshackled , barely floating assortment of 20 or so boats in and around Dukes cut, would make passing another boat difficult. Bunny
  3. Bunny

    Help requested in Aldermaston!

    Had our winter moorings by the black and white lenghtmans cottage for 4 winters . Bunny.
  4. Bunny

    Help requested in Aldermaston!

    Sorry nowhere near at the moment, you could try the friendly boaters facebook page or book a helmsmans course . The kennet isint the easiest canal to bite your teeth on .
  5. Bunny

    Out again

    Agree , spring your lines and cross your pins . After 14yrs of rarely being asked to slow down, I was 'remonstrated with' 4 times last year . Even this year I've been told to slow down by a chap who had ropes like string attached to toothpick pins , I was in reverse and stopped. Bunny .
  6. Bunny

    Ellesmere to the River Weaver

    We have traversed various sections of the ship canal . Last time across the mersey from Liverpool to Ellesmere port , 2016. The only problem was an oil spillage boom at the entrance to the 1st basin . No one wanted to come and move it . Lots of contortions by our pilot and ourselves unlocked it with pliers , moved it and then put it back . Enjoy your trip , dont be afraid to cancel to the next day if its blowing hard , big expanse of water into the weaver in a crosswind, we did in 2012 trip to Manchester from the Weaver . Once the paperwork is done that's the hard bit.
  7. Bunny

    Man Overboard!

    Have fished my husband out twice , both times by putting a rope through his belt and dragging him onto the back of the boat . 1st time he dislocated his shoulder 2nd time cracked a few ribs. Another time we hauled a friend out of Savick Brook by his lifejacket, gave him our ladder to hold on too but he couldnt get his foot up onto the runs ,and I grabbed a canoeist out by his lifejacket from tye kennet . Bunny
  8. Bunny

    wide beam navigation

    We are at the moment making our way to Bath/Bristol, K and A ....quite slowly . The first 4 boats we encountered were wide beams , fine , but 2 had difficulty with depth , even with all this water around . I moved as far over as possible , into the reeds , going aground , and they were slightly out of the middle of the canal , and they were hard aground . I managed to get some water under the swim and edge past them . If we had been another wide beam .... no one would have been going anywhere, well now very easily . So the K and A is a wide canal but maybe just be aware of cruiseing difficulties. Bunny
  9. Bunny

    Interesting smell.....

    Used to deliver to the Lush factory in Poole .... the smell of the perfumes and ingredients was overpowering. Bunny
  10. Bunny

    Moving on red flags

    Crt are now using coloured sleeves on the lock beams on various locks on the Kennet . We've navigated off the Kennet every spring since 2005 .... and I must admit ' raced through' Woolhampton on more than one occasion, and gone out of Fobney with the landing stage underwater ..... but we have ignored the sleeves if we judge the water to be no worse than we have cruised on before , when we didnt know any different . We have moved on the Thames red boards twice. Once up through Osney, the water was almost off red back to decreasing, but lockie said another 24 hrs but rain was due later , so we judged the bridge height ( was plenty ) and had a good look on the sheep wash corner for moored boats , water was a bit lumpy and heavy but ok . 2nd time Clifton / Culham , yep that was lumpy and not nice , wont repeat that . Raced the boards from Abingdon to Caversham, lockies puting up red as we left the locks on each occasion, only took us 6hrs ! Didnt fancy getting stuck in Reading on the Kennet , hence Caversham, we were there 10days, there was a boat in County lock in Reading on the Kennet for a week , Bunny .
  11. Bunny

    Comparative Electricity Charges

    This year we are happily paying 14.5p at our marina. Last years winter mooring , on line farm moorings , were an unhappy 25p . Bunny
  12. Bunny

    Silver Propeller - How Many Have You Done?

    We can claim Boston Black Sluice 2016 ... no pics Im afraid. Lots of pictures taken by the local residents as we were told we were the 1st boat in almost 3 years . Bunny .
  13. We use the stormguard film ... put a new lot up each year . It works well. Bunny .
  14. Bunny

    Moving on red flags

    Crt are now using coloured sleeves on the lock beams on various locks on the Kennet . We've navigated off the Kennet every spring since 2005 .... and I must admit ' raced through' Woolhampton on more than one occasion, and gone out of Fobney with the landing stage underwater ..... but we do ignore the sleeves if we judge the water to be manageable. Bunny .
  15. Bunny

    Moving on red flags

    We have been warned on the Thames by lockies , verbally and by leaflet that our insurance would not cover us if we disregarded the red bosrds .Bunny .
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