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Sweeny Todd

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  1. CRT Licence Auto Renew

    Ahh...thats probably it then. Thanks . Just with the money being debited from my account this month I wrongly assumed the licence would be for this month.
  2. CRT Licence Auto Renew

    Morning Just got my auto renewal email, 'thank you for purchasing you licence blah de blah de blah.....'. Out of interest I clicked on the linky to check everthing and found that the price they have charged me for a 12 month licence is not the amount that is in their published list of fees on their website which they say is valid from April 1st 2017 to March 30th 2018. The years fee they have charged (£910.20) does not even appear on the list. Just wondering if any one else has had any issues? I have of course emailed to query it.
  3. fordson water pump identification

    Just wondering if anyone knows a part number for a replacement for this. I have looked on line but can't see any where the double bolt holes are at ten to two to the outlet. Thanks in advance to any one that can help.
  4. Email from cart

    I take note of the 'Do not consult for the sake of it' part of this statement. Surely this is at odds with the fact that FOI requests have shown that C&RT in fact did not receive any complaints regarding the current system of licencing and therefore the whole basis for having the consultation based on 'complaints received' is at very best dubious.
  5. Carbon Monoxide – False Alarm, Or Not ?

    A couple that moor down from me had the same issue. I have attached a linky to their blog (a good read if you have time ) http://narrowboatellis.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/rotten-egg-carbon-monoxide-alarms-going.html
  6. Email from cart

    We bought our barge knowing that the northern waterways were built for, and are still suitable for a boat of it size. The people that knowingly drop a wide beam onto a canal that was not designed to take it, really can't complain about about lack of movement or demand a discount. The same argument can be used for people that currently get a discount for un-connected waterways. Their choice so why claim a discount.
  7. Email from cart

    Fortunately, the canals around me were originally built for commercial traffic (Aire & Calder, Castleford, Goole etc) Had they not been suitable then we probably would not have made the same boat choices. As for can the locks here accommodate more than one historic barge, then yes as they are both wide and long.
  8. Email from cart

    Not saying you are right or wrong, just wondering at you reasons for it being fair or unfair. I used to have a narrow boat, now I have a historic barge which is wide. I don't use the C&RT facilities any more than I used to, my boat still uses the same length mooring to moor up. The only difference now is that there are many areas of the network as a whole that I am no longer able to travel. It was my personal choice to buy this boat and the trade off between less access to the network and keeping some of the history of the canals alive is worth it to me.
  9. Email from cart

    I agree, but I also think this will encourage more CM'ers. Why would someone choose to pay a few thousand pounds a year for a mooring when they can move in a limited area, use all the facilities within this area and still probably be better off than if they were paying for the mooring? In my case they would need to raise my licence by just under 400% to make this a more expensive option than having to pay for my mooring.
  10. Email from cart

    Received and filled out the survey last night. I found issues with the way some of the questions were worded. For instance Q24 - one of the options was - Introduce – at a higher fee – a new licence that would permits boats without a home mooring to remain within a limited area (provided they satisfy the Trust concerning their bona fide navigation) In my mind this is just encouraging CM'ers which is one of the issues that C&RT are currently trying to discourage. Personally I currently pay C&RT for my licence and for my mooring. If they were to go down this route there is a high likelihood I would give up my mooring and move my boat around this 'limited area' as the chances are that even if they lift the license fee for this option it will still work out far cheaper than my licence and mooring combined. I can see C&RT actually losing money on their mooring sales if this is the case.
  11. Most expensive mooring?

    Saw this and think it may be a little over priced .
  12. Simple TV. Is it possible?

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/labgear-tv-aerial-high-gain-48-element/30515 this is what we use. Not big tv watchers but if we do want to watch something this picks up all of the freeview channels so we have around 50 channels of crap to choose from
  13. Water pump draw?

    thanks Dor ...Alan, not sure the Mrs will go for that one. She's been waiting 18 months for running water on this boat
  14. Water pump draw?

    Looking at getting a new waterpump for freshwater soon and as we have been happy with the Whale Universal pump on the last boat, we were thinking of going the same route again. Having looked online at specs I am struggling to find out what the electric draw is on them when they are 'active'. Anyone know where I can find this info or suggestions for other pumps that are not too power hungry?
  15. Mobile phone charity?

    Most of the air ambulance charities take them and they have collection bins all over the place. You can see the recycle bin locations on their websites.