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Dartagnan

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    Currently suffering with house fever
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    Anything to do with boats and water.
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  • Occupation
    Doing as little as possible
  • Boat Name
    Nellie
  • Boat Location
    Harefield

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  1. Dartagnan

    Manual black water pump out kit.any advice lol

    If he is a ‘little man’ how does he reach the discharge fitting. Must be a real a pain in the arris for him 😄 My boat came with a self pump out which has a ‘huge’ motor to pump the crap out. Never used it and no intention of ever using it 😂
  2. Dartagnan

    Should I buy a narrowboat

    Ha, he was on Pointless Celebrities last night. What an appropriate title for a special edition of the quiz show Pointless. He was that tanned my wife thought he was from the Indian sub continent and my sister in law who is one of those sad types who is addicted to the ‘soaps’ didn’t even recognise him. Many years ago I was staying in a hotel in Whitchurch which has a golf course attached to it. The bar of said golf course is his local. He was present one evening whilst I was there and apparently he is highly thought of by the locals as he allegedly does quite a bit for the community.
  3. Dartagnan

    Brexit 2017

    I haven’t read one single post of this thread as I truly believe that in MY case it’s pointless to do so. However just in case things were a bit slow I thought I would add the following article which I have snatched from elsewhere. Sorry that’s it’s not really contentious but it may give you all something to comment on should you so wish. 😁😁😁 I’ve come round to the view that most people (including me) believe what they want to believe. Therefore it's completely pointless discussing these issues, now that most people have formed fixed positions, largely based on defending how they voted in the Referendum (not in my case though). We'll just have to see what happens, and most people are talking rubbish, in my view. Looking through the politics, and engaging our common sense, what is most likely to happen? The bottom line for me, is that the UK is a large net importer of physical goods from the EU. Therefore it is ridiculous to suggest that the EU will try to impede trade. One way or another, trade will continue very much as before, possibly with some short term disruption. As regards services - companies in the EU don't use London for their financial services out of the goodness of their hearts. They use London because it's competitive for their needs. The feared exodus of jobs from London, in preparation for Brexit, simply hasn't happened, or only in tiny numbers. Last week, I had drinks with some European bankers, who told me that German & Dutch clients are terrified about losing easy access to the UK. Some are setting up UK subsidiaries as a cautionary measure. That's the mirror image of scare stories going the other way - of UK companies setting up a nameplate subsidiary in Dublin, or Frankfurt, just to be on the safe side. Bottom line - it's all going to be fine. All these issues will get ironed out, probably quite soon, as it's in everybody's interests to reach agreement. Therefore, I am coming round to the view that Brexit is probably far less of an issue that I previously thought. My comment - A fairly sensible view! Hopefully he’s right whatever the outcome.
  4. Dartagnan

    100GB data for £20

    I don't wish to be a party pooper or indeed support any of the data providers but: Should the data provider be able to show that more than the allowance has been tethered could/would they bill for that data regardless of the total amount allowed by your plan? Additionally if an Apple product is subject of a jailbreak what are the implications for the warranty or indeed repairs?
  5. Dartagnan

    Narrowboat colours

    Hi Halsey, thank you for the info re Persia and ABNB. With the exception of the black framing the grey colour on Persia is very similar to that on mine. Looking at the photograph of James Loader I can now see where the gentleman I spoke with saw the similarity with those of Leonard Leigh.
  6. Dartagnan

    March of the Widebeams

    I would never doubt your intelligence it’s just that in this particular instance I was purely lucky. VERY close but no cigar on this occasion 😂
  7. Dartagnan

    March of the Widebeams

    Athy I would love to pretend that I have an encyclopaedic knowledge and experience of boats but sadly the truth is that there is something in the photograph that gave the game away. 😁
  8. Dartagnan

    Three Mobile reception at Specific Marinas

    £28 for the 100Gb Home fi.
  9. Dartagnan

    March of the Widebeams

    Having seen a couple of that make launched I wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole. They looked flash but poor quality. Smoke and mirrors came to mind
  10. Dartagnan

    Narrowboat colours

    Just been on Google and You are quite right. The James Loader tug looks very nice. I can see where the gentleman got his idea from though I don’t have the black paint surround.
  11. Dartagnan

    Wind speed.

    I hope the damage isn’t too severe. The roofers must be rubbing their hands in glee. Time to buy a few shares in the general insurers. No I’m not mad - events such as this are good for the insurers as more people take out Insurance and they are able to increase their premiums.
  12. Dartagnan

    Narrowboat colours

    Athy many thanks for that I shall go and try again.
  13. Dartagnan

    Wind speed.

    Providing you don’t stand downwind of the brush that could be a good idea. 😁 I shall be quite pleased if I have a fence at the end of this lol
  14. Dartagnan

    Narrowboat colours

    When I was out a little while ago a gentleman on the towpath remarked to me that the colour of my NB reminded him of an old canal carrying company. I am sure he mentioned a name similar to Lee but I may have misheard him and a search with Google hasn’t revealed any answers. I thought his remark was unusual as the cabin sides are a light grey with a raddle red roof or cabin top if you prefer 😁 As Google has not been my friend on this occasion I was wondering if anyone has any ideas. I have always associated the working boats of old with with bright vibrant and contrasting colours not grey.
  15. Dartagnan

    Wind speed.

    As I sit here in Northern Ireland looking out the window the trees are bent double and the wind is howling. Occasionally an item will fly past at some tremendous speed and too quickly to identify what is was 😁 To be fair the sun is shining though and we have the occasional blue sky. Quite pleasant in fact. I certainly won’t be going outside though as that may be a tad dangerous and knowing my luck (none) I would probably get plonked on the head by some debris.
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