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Dartagnan

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  1. I am currently looking to purchase a NB (despite recent price hikes). I have certain requirements including a boatmans cabin and a boat that is suitable for long term cruising and is well fitted out. I think this realistically indicates I need a 62’ to 70’. I am aware of the limits re access to certain locations with a 70’ boat but I am content that I can live with that. i have seen two 70’ boats on the Great Heywoods website that I like the look of. Unfortunately I live in NI and the cost of ferry Travel is extortionate so I am doing as much research as possible to weed out ones are
  2. I was here previously researching for the purpose of purchasing a Narrowboat. Then In July 2013 I suffered a major stroke (haemorrhage). I’m not complaining because I have had what the medical peeps refer to as a remarkable recovery and I realise there are many people who are not so fortunate. I now have some cognitive issues around memory and what I call logical processing. It makes research difficult as I quickly forget what I have just read and I often make decisions without remembering all the facts which I later remember! My rehabilitation probably took 2 years when at which stag
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  4. I am unable to assist with regard to sat nav for the canals as I have absolutely no idea about that. Having had Garmin and Tom Tom (still have a Tom Tom) my preference is Tom Tom but that is personal choice and being honest there isn't really a lot of difference between the two systems. Whilst I now have an inbuilt sat nav I keep the Tom Tom for use in the USA. We are off to Florida shortly and I purchased a map for there some time ago. Tom Tom often have deals on the additional maps. We also use Google maps on the mobile phone for both here in the UK and the USA and I find it to be very
  5. Just as an aside, have you researched the locations where you might want to moor it? Some locations such as the South Coast make the costs of mooring on the canals look like chicken feed. If it is bilge keeled, drying or half tide moorings are generally very reasonable. Just something to consider as well as the condition of the yacht.
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  11. As and when I need to know about the benefits system I will seek you out for your advice. When it comes to subtlety I think I will look elsewhere.
  12. Thank you. About 25 years ago I learnt to sail. Initially I had been concerned as it always appeared that sailing was a class thing. In addition my choice of location to learn was The Solent where there was obviously a significant amount of serious money. Despite the odd toxxer I have to say that most people didn't care what you were worth or how big your boat was and everyone got on as you shared a common passion.
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  14. What a dreadfull but highly illuminating thread. Nicknorman 1 - Green Eyed Monsters 0 I tend to agree with Jenlyn. A boater is a boater regardless of your perceived class, wealth or background.
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