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  1. It isn't ridiculous at all. One of the obvious outcomes would be that property prices would be far cheaper in proportion to wages. Therefore more people would be able to afford to buy homes as they would not be competing against people who already own other property. Are you saying that most people renting have no interest in owning their homes when they retire? People won't become homeless. The market would adapt to the demand. That's how economics works. What you say is a ridiculous suggestion, which you clearly have not thought through.
  2. About 7 I have not tried it. I think you might fall into the brand name trap I mentioned. Excel is a brand name.
  3. That's good ! I didn't know they had it certified. http://boatmanstove.co.uk/ Interesting to see the 78% figure. 4Kw is quite a lot of heat to be pumping into a small cabin. This will be without the back boiler. It is good to see they have defra approval for this one. I think a smaller one maybe 3Kw would be appropriate.
  4. According to Wikipedia it is defunct. I had a Sinclair QL.
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  6. As easy as 123. My first pc had this on it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As-Easy-As
  7. They should have put in there DO NOT USE LED LIGHT BARS FOR THIS. Although it is not a requirement it is much better to just have green and red and some cabin lights on when going on canals in the dark. If you have the single white forward facing light it causes problems because a lot of people think this means the tunnel light. It does not mean the tunnel light. The clue is in the name. "Tunnel light" is for when going through tunnels. A white light exhibited in such a way as to show the presence of the boat to others coming in the opposite direction is a completely different kettle of fish. LED tunnel lights arrr irritatingly awkward to deal with unless you have a paintball gun. Another approach is to just ram the craft and apologise afterwards in a non apologetic tone.
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  10. Another thing that is worth bearing in mind is that if there is a site or marina which has a mix of leisure and residential moorings you can get problems with mooring Nazis. There have been cases where people live on the residential moorings, pay their dues etc etc and when they see other people basically living on the cheaper moorings at the same site they get agitated and do complaints and try to enforce things. It is bound to happen. Worth being aware of. Probably not a common problem outside of popular areas.
  11. Or even a dam site ! Funds needed. I don't see any billionaires doing the philanthropy/tax avoidance thing.
  12. Definitely not under the BS scheme. Certain business require a red light to be displayed but that is nothing to do with the CRT.
  13. Since 1994 when I moved onto my first boat I have lost My sanity. A fortune. A second fortune. The fabergé egg. Stainless chimney Osney lock lower layby (trees) Steel windlass Northampton arm top lock. Dunton double windlass at Clit Heroes lock on GU near Brentford. Pair of pliers in Rickmansworth. Screwdriver. Bag of coal. Shoes. 5 mobile phones. Laptop computer x 3. Desktop computer x 1 (don't use these out on the deck). Batteries x several (don't carry the lead batteries around too much). And a pair of FCUK sunglasses. It's always the splash which makes you think "what was that" than later you realise. I mostly regret the fortunes and the Fabergé egg but have learned to live with it.
  14. If the boat has a cabin but no services you get the BSS man to come and he ticks the boxes saying things like "gas system not present" etc. It won't be all that difficult to pass the inspection. You give him the money (it may be less than a normal BS ticket on account of fewer tests) he uploads the data to the server and you are then authorised to buy a license provided you have insurance for the boat. It is a nuisance but not all that arduous. Inland boat ownership is a terrible thing but worse things happen at sea. ETA there is another approach which is to bullshit that the boat is exempt from the BS scheme. This has been tried and I believe provided one is not too vacuous about it there is a chance of it working. Push it too hard and after a while you lose the boat
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