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Timx

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About Timx

  • Birthday 11/07/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    merseyside
  • Interests
    boating as a slow pub crawl..

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  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Boat Name
    blue60ft
  • Boat Location
    Lydiate

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  1. Timx

    Route suggestions (next June)

    But don't go into the Coventry arm to Coventry , or get the bus or taxi into Coventry , it's a concrete jungle, terrible place, the arm is. Strewn with rubbish, an ugly place in my opinion, I I only went once, the basin is fine, but ugh, I won't be goin again. Other people say it's fine, but I wouldn't advise it as a holiday destination with kids.
  2. Timx

    Winter. Cruising. Where?

    Thanks for that, but the map keeps reloading every time I try to zoom in, might be my internet, but I wanted maps like they had last year, which was easy to access and work out.
  3. Timx

    Winter. Cruising. Where?

    Is this map available, I can't find it ? i can't go through all that list, it's mind boggling if you want to cruise throughout, and most stoppages start in a month, are they not going to do one ? Anyone know what's happening.?
  4. Timx

    Pause Before Water Comes Out Of Tap

    If you locate the pump, if it's like mine, a Jabasco ,there's a little screw at the back of the pump, behind a screw off back plate, that adjusts the pressure. That worked for me when I had pressure problems, but not for long before it gave up.
  5. Timx

    Pause Before Water Comes Out Of Tap

    Have a look at your water pump, and buy a new one, it's best to have a spare, I believe they only last a couple of years. But I'm no expert.
  6. Timx

    Mobile internet signal ?

    I have a EE mifi, plugged into 12v permanently, and stuck in back of boat with a prom hood, but anything covering it outside will do. i always have coverage, and travel all the canals. £24 on contract, for 64 gb
  7. Timx

    More GRP Cruiser questions

    Grp are really only for summer weekends, hence that when you see them.
  8. Pros and cons, when you first sign up you will get free delevery, £20 off first delivery etc, so you can do that with a few different supermarkets,However, in practise, particularly with tesco , their policy appears to me ,in my experience ,to always send you stuff that is about to go out of date. So don't buy anything that you can't use in next couple of days. Don't buy bread, as it will be stale probably, potatoes will be on last legs, eggs and meat two or three days, beer will be fine.i have stopped using them.
  9. Timx

    OK, I give up!

    “We trained hard—but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.” ― Petronius Arbiter.Roman centurion. Not really relevant, but it reminded me of a poster someone once put up in work, which was soon taken down by management.
  10. I did most of your trip this time last year, coming off the Severn first week of October. The lockie 's advised us when to travel if I rang ahead ,as the Severn level was getting high. We had no issues, but in general , rivers are best in the summer when the canals are full! Just keep an eye on the weather forecast. The Avon was really nice, I found the Severn less so and just a means to an end, Upton and Worcester are nice places to stop though. I personally would avoid rivers from Octoberish onwards, for reasons stated in other posts, weather and less moorings and mooring up when it gets too windy.
  11. Timx

    Red Lion Cropredy

    Red lion is open, went there this afternoon. The publican of the swan pub in Banbury , is looking after it for now, with a view to taking it over. He doesn't do food yet and doesn't have football on tv.yet at least. He is still considering his options and when is the best times to have it open. He said he will post on line when decided. He was talking to the locals about what staple beer to have, and then a guest beer. Looks enthusiastic.
  12. Timx

    License for Grand Union

    To buy a boat without taking the time to research what that entails , is a bit reckless, there is a lot to be learned.
  13. Timx

    Red Lion Cropredy

    i was in the folly two nights ago, the pint couldn't hold a head, pipes need cleaning. Listened to staff talking about how they didn't know how to clean the coffee machine and had sent coffee out not according to how it should be , but no one complained they said. The food looked good though. And it does have character Just had a meal at the Fenny wharf, ping food, and tasteless curry, terrible, reminds me why I don't eat in pubs unless all stores gone. The merry pub twenty minute walk away is much better, but not prepared to walk back in the dark, that pass under the railway without a walkway looks dangerous in the daylight.
  14. Timx

    Oxford Canal Water Level

    Three lads cutting grass etc today on the south Oxford, the canal was strewn with vegetation they had cut into the canal, must make it a lot harder to collect all the clippings, but in a couple of years a digger will be needed to collect it.
  15. Timx

    Anyone ever had a cricket onboard

    https://goo.gl/images/KSVB3v
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