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Naughty Cal

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  1. It won't really matter for your one trip of the year though will it?
  2. If you are only passing how do you know how long they are moored up?🤔
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  7. There were a nice selection of vintage wobble boxes and vans on display at the rally today. Was tempted by one that was for sale to put in the garden for a garden room 😀
  8. Very true. Pretty much every year for the 13 years that we owned our "mini gin palace", fuel costs were around a 5th of the cost of annual maintenance.
  9. Barnby Dun to Sykehouse is 6 miles. On the river NC used to do around 7.5mpg. Let's be pessimistic and say these cruisers did 4mpg. They would use 1.5 gallon to get there. Let's be extra pessimistic and say fuel is £2 a litre. That makes the trip around £13 each way. If someone is quibbling about that then "gin palace" boat ownership isn't for them.
  10. They need to consider a change of hobby if they are put of by the fuel costs of such a short journey. Thankfully the owners of the vehicles at the Sheffield Steam and Vintage Rally have not been put of by fuel costs and were more than willing to display their vehicles, not just static but in the show ground as well. Some real beauties and some real power on display. Also a genuinely friendly and enthusiastic set of owners. Brilliant day out. Not one for the environmentalists though 🤣🤣🤣 There was even a hybrid 🤣
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  12. On this day 2018 Fiskerton Fen, River Witham A walk to the pub while the canopies dried after a wash.
  13. One thing we definitely don't miss about the boat is messing about with canvas We have a wind out sun shade but it is quite literally a 1 man job to wind it in and out in 30 seconds
  14. We washed our hoods once a year with soap powder. Used to bring them up bright and fresh like new. When fully dried applied Fabsil or Fabsil Gold. Doesn't look like NC's new owners have followed the same routine though. The hoods look terrible somehow after a year
  15. When we bought NC she was 5 years old and the original canopies on the boat had shrunk terribly and were a pig to refit. We had them replaced and when we sold the boat last year which was about 10 years after the replacement canopies were fitted they still fit the boat perfectly. We treated them every year with Fabsil which seemed to keep them more supple and certainly helped them keep their colour.
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