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Martin Megson

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  1. The CART ones can be ordered online and are free https://shop.canalrivertrust.org.uk/shop
  2. Then they need to update the licence Ts & Cs on their web page. 7.1 You must display the Boat’s name, index number and the Licence on both sides of the Boat so that they are always easily visible by our employees on the towpath or on the Waterway. If you do not, we may place a sticker on the Boat or on any cover on the Boat showing the number, which must not be removed unless the number is displayed in some other way. Any Tender must be marked with ‘Tender to (name and index number of the Boat)’.
  3. It's a no from me. I'm happy to make an annual donation
  4. I posted links to the web sites. Try them
  5. Here's a link to the Canal & River Trust boating pages that should give you the info you need. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/licensing-your-boat As Ian indicated above the Bridgewater canal is not a CRT navigation - their link is below. http://www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk/boating/
  6. Not something I would do although I suppose a vinyl paper designed for kitchens & bathrooms may be able to cope with high humidity.
  7. If I had £1m plus to spend on anything I'd make damn sure I hired a good lawyer to review the contract and make sure I knew what I was getting for my money.
  8. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers. P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement. S: Almost replaced left inside main tire. P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough. S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft. P: Something loose in cockpit. S: Something tightened in cockpit. P: Dead bugs on windshield. S: Live bugs on back-order. P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent. S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground. P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear. S: Evidence removed. P: #2 Propeller seeping prop fluid S: #2 Propeller seepage normal – #1 #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage P: DME volume unbelievably loud. S: DME volume set to more believable level. P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick. S: That’s what they’re for P: IFF inoperative. S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode. P: Suspected crack in windshield. S: Suspect you’re right. P: Number 3 engine missing. S: Engine found on right wing after brief search. P: Aircraft handles funny. S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious. P: Target radar hums. S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics P: Mouse in cockpit. S: Cat installed. And the best one for last. P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer. S: Took hammer away from midget.
  9. The actual BSS requirement is as follows:
  10. Looks like a great days cruising. Thanks for sharing. I'm planning to do the tideway shortly.
  11. Tried the Shroppie Fly in late Feb, it was awful and the kitchen was closed due to lack of staff. Went to the Lord Combermere instead. Quite expensive but a splendid meal and good beer.
  12. It's not the first time I've been confused by electricery. Thanks for clarifying.
  13. Surely anodes protect against galvanic erosion not rust.
  14. My take is quite simple on these issues. if there is no police crime number then I won't get involved.
  15. I used the new pontoon above the bridge at Friars Mill last month. The electric points weren't powered but the water points were fine. It's a bit noisy during the day due to construction work on the site but quiet in the evening and weekends.
  16. One reason for the lack of boats could be the current closure of the Bridgewater canal which limits access to those on the L&L.
  17. Cadwell advertise both double glazed and thermal break. Not tried them so can't comment on quality http://eshop.caldwellswindows.co.uk/Narrowboat-Window
  18. Comment was for the OP. Writing has only one t.
  19. Might want to invest in a dictionary first.
  20. Martin Megson


    Correct. The civil list was scrapped a while ago and there is now a single Sovereign Grant.
  21. I tend to cruise at around 1200 and use about 1.5l per hour. A lot depends on water depth an the Coventry is fairly shallow. When I first stated boating I noticed I seemed to be going slower than usual on the north Oxford and increased revs slowly until they were around 2000. I didn't go any faster as the boat simply sat down at the back and was dragging the bottom.
  22. Sorry to see you go.
  23. Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately my GP surgery hasn't gone fully online yet which is why I was interested in an alternative. I'll ask if they intend to do so soon and if not may need to consider a change.
  24. It does seem to specialise in services I don't require.
  25. Hi, I'm a constant cruiser and move around the system. I have a regular repeat prescription and have to visit my doctor every 3 months to collect prescriptions as he will only issue 3 month maximum. I saw an advert in Lloyds chemist fro their on-line doctor service which seems to be a better option. It looks like I can have an online or telephone consultation and then arrange to collect my prescription from any Lloyds pharmacy. Just wondered if anyone has used this service and what they think of it.
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