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Tuscan

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  1. We sold via ABNB , very happy with the service. Brokers must be making a killing at the moment in fees.
  2. CRT will not use by-laws they are expensive with limited sanction and worse involve an independent adjudicator, the one thing they do not want.
  3. Overplating adds a lot of weight so weedhatch may need building up and drainage holes should be checked for height above the water.
  4. If you could keep it on a Thames deep water mooring you’d be fine. But a 4’ deep V hull on the southern canals would be very difficult. Most canals are 3’ deep U shaped with shallow edges so it would be difficult and impractical. You need also to check the air draft.
  5. We sold Aber last month after 30 years of boating. Age, CRT and the after effects of cancer were making long distance boating more difficult. Now free we are travelling around the country before deciding whether to buy a smaller boat in the spring. we received a FINAL DEMAND CRT’s bold lettering for the balance of our license paid up to date by direct debit. When queried it was because we hadn’t paid their £30 admin fee for processing the cancellation. We then got a very efficient email confirming that our refund for £0.00 would be processed shortly. Just check our account we have not received it yet.
  6. Debdale is friendly was there for quite a few years. Pontoons pretty narrow and metal you want to be close to the bank. Also have a look at nearby north kilworth , fibre based pontoons , good dog walks, exercise areas.
  7. Glad to have supported his charity when we could.
  8. Uncle Tom was moored at Kilworth for many years, never saw it move
  9. https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/environment-and-business/nav-boat-reg-charge/?fbclid=IwAR1xplyMKRD4K4dCRs3trbl3T2Jx4xEhX6amjKwkdavMonf7etExK9xIcv8 another consultation = another crease no doubt
  10. We were stuck tied to a tree in the pub garden for over a week due to flooding one year. Many years ago now.
  11. According two CRT a third of CC’ers (2000) currently cruise in a range of less than 20 miles, this includes those with permission to do so. the changes to Milton Keynes moorings to 48 hrs ( 4 areas I think) are I understand to encourage more boat movement and therefore mooring availability. It’s a trial and boaters are recommended to email what they think. One of the potential issues is that these changes may cause congestion outside these areas for those seeking to moor for 14 days.
  12. Not quite it was the morning following a good night in the pub. To access the cottage you had to go across the lock it was icy and sadly he slipped and was found in the lock. Great man , sadly missed we gave his good send off. It was his boat he was building that his son kept.
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  14. I’m sure if you follow the terms and conditions you will be fine. It’s only if you attempt to follow the relevant act of Parliament you will get into trouble.
  15. After over 30 years of canal experience health and fitness means we are thinking of moving on, Norfolk broads beckons.
  16. The 1965 Act is very clear what constitutes a home mooring. Surely if there is another vessel on the mooring it’s not available and therefore CRT can take enforcement action. If the mooring is confirmed as available then I would say you have a home mooring and you can cruise accordingly. (c)either— (i)the Board are satisfied that a mooring or other place where the vessel can reasonably be kept and may lawfully be left will be available for the vessel, whether on an inland waterway or elsewhere;
  17. probably just playing to the gallery, when asked recently to quantify the problem they were trying to solve CRT were unable to do so beyond admitting it was a small number implying 50 or less “but one would be one too many”. License evasion is said to be at an acceptable level when at 5% so 1750 or thereabouts but ghost moorings at 0.14% requires a change of the terms and conditions for all. the current act has one license with two sub sections ie home mooring or not. The revised terms seem to have created two licences a continuous cruising license and a home mooring private boating license. Presumably this is a deliberate ploy to create a future twin pricing policy.
  18. The requirements to obtain a license are really quite simple if you have a dedicated marina or towpath mooring you are not required to ‘bona fide’ navigate genuine or otherwise. Notwithstanding anything in any enactment but subject to subsection (7) below, the Board may refuse a relevant consent in respect of any vessel unless— (a)the applicant for the relevant consent satisfies the Board that the vessel complies with the standards applicable to that vessel; (b)an insurance policy is in force in respect of the vessel and a copy of the policy, or evidence that it exists and is in force, has been produced to the Board; and (c)either— (i)the Board are satisfied that a mooring or other place where the vessel can reasonably be kept and may lawfully be left will be available for the vessel, whether on an inland waterway or elsewhere; or (ii)the applicant for the relevant consent satisfies the Board that the vessel to which the application relates will be used bona fide for navigation throughout the period for which the consent is valid without remaining continuously in any one place for more than 14 days or such longer period as is reasonable in the circumstances.
  19. OPINIONS OF THE LORDS OF APPEAL FOR JUDGMENT IN THE CAUSE BRUTON (A.P.) (APPELLANT) Where Lord Hoffmann stated (during a long, long statement) regarding the fact that the whilst the T&Cs of a 'contract' had been signed and 'agreed' : "......Mr. Bruton's agreement is irrelevant because one cannot contract out of the statute..."
  20. Real shame they couldn’t find the time to step back and see how they might repurpose the building. Linking in with the many volunteer groups, environmental and community projects that as a ‘charity’ could and should be promoting. It’s not always about money….
  21. The “highlights of the past year” section should be good
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  23. i might want to cruise a to b then back to a along my favourite stretch and pubs rather than the manner described in CRTs guidance for example
  24. however the revised terms and conditions proposed by CRT require boats with a home mooring to ‘bona fide’ navigate when away from their home mooring despite the 95 Act saying this is not required.
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