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Arthur Marshall

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  5. I think it's the fitout, they seem to add in every possibly electronic gizmo, two TVs, automatic everything. It's just another floating bungalow, full of toys. Most of which will go wrong with the damp...
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  12. Me too. I find the new ones hard to follow, though my wife likes them because the OS plates show pathways etc fir walks. Pearsons just confuse me, though the bumpf is good. I made a box with a perspex lid so the open map can sit on the hatch without blowing away or getting wet, not that on a canal you really need to know where you are anyway.
  13. The real danger signal, I feel, isn't the original overplating but the fact that the current owner hasn't bothered to black it in five years. With my old boat, I'd reduced the original three year gap to two, as much as to get an idea of the hull state as anything. Turned out it was only the bitumen keeping the water out. They tell me you can leave the epoxy two pack stuff longer between blacking, but it does indicate that the owner didn't expect to keep the boat and couldn't be bothered with much maintenance, probably of anything, especially if, as you indicate, the innards have been ignored too.
  14. The 1997 one is in the new format. You should be able to tell because the system got split into six or seven regions as opposed to north, central and south, which were all old format.
  15. I've got a 1995 7th edition North still in that format. Presumably the others are too. I don't worry much a bout which edition I use as the canals and locks haven't moved about much since. ETA I really dislike the new format, and anyway all the old ones have got my favourite moorings marked, though they aren't much use for finding shops any more!
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  17. So lets say it need total resteeling, bottom and sides. Mine was nine grand, be a lot more now as steel has gone up, say fifteen at the most. If the engine's ok, you've still got the equivalent of a brand new hulled boat for 23K. So it depend on how much the inside refurb will cost, which will be a few grand if you do it yourself and a lot more if you don't. Now check what you can get for that lot instead.
  18. My forty footer was replated about twenty years ago and needed urgently doing again about four years ago, which cost about £9000, and it had never been left five years between blackings. Engine and gearbox repairs have cost about £6000 over the past ten years. Old boats cost money (so do new ones, but with old ones things happen unexpectedly!).
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  21. I like the bit about improving the mooring for visitors. I assume that means letting them pay more for no extra benefit.
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  25. 16th is showing red, fully booked in both directions. Usually if you get there early they let you through with an earlier batch, though it depends a bit on the bloke there. If it means they can go home early, though...
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