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  1. Thanks to the feedback on here I have just ordered one. I have a large hernia as a result of bowel surgery so shouldn’t really be lifting anything heavy and further surgery is probably another 6 months away. My wife also has a medical issue so it sounds perfect for us i must admit some of the mechanisms on the GU locks were pretty stiff though not insurmountable so this should make life easier.
  2. Thank you all very much for the opinions and advice. Apologies for the confusion caused by my poor explanation but it is the hull being blasted and epoxied. Just have to decide which to go with now. I wish I knew how I had originally decided to use vactan lol
  3. My NB is currently being shot blasted and epoxied. When I get her back I would like to attend to some small rust spots. Obviously I have read up on the process but I am now confused as to which product to use. I had come to the conclusion that I was going to use Vactan in preference to fertan (can’t remem how I came to that conclusion) but there seems so many different products I am now totally confused. The rust spots are very small and are not noticeable unless you look hard but I would like to get them done. So the question is which do I use? I would like to use whichever is the
  4. I think you are missing the point. The cyclists, runners and walkers don’t need water in the canal to engage in their activities which would appear to be CRTs priori?ty
  5. Very pleased you had a good time. I enjoyed your update and I liked the riposte with regard to the lock\windlass encounter. Unless he was a real miserable git I suspect his comment was meant in jest just poorly delivered ?
  6. Do they need and did they get planning permission? I seem to recall planning permission is required in order to erect a permanent sign by the highway for the very purpose of not distracting motorists. I could be wrong though as I usually am ?
  7. I do recall a boat named Cantley on my way to P&S Marine. I will have a look out of curio on our return journey hopefully en route to the Thames.
  8. Thank you for the later posts. I will simply take down the now outdated licence that is currently displayed and leave it at that. My index number is very visible.
  9. I did not know Mr Munro but to have died at 54 is very sad. RIP Sir.
  10. Thank you all, the land definitely looked private ? I must admit I always understood a wharf to mean a place where a boat was loaded and unloaded and generally included ‘sheds’.
  11. Would one of those trials include a dog that is terrified when I start the Gardener engine or when we are in the locks? If he doesn’t sort himself out I am going to have to move singlehanded whilst swmbo stays in the cabin trying to mollify him. I have bought some ‘calming tablets’ from the vet so will have to see how he gets on when the boat is put back in the water.
  12. Thanks very much everyone. I must stop taking the medicaction ?
  13. I recently purchased my first ever CRT licence for our boat. I then received a booklet and details of how to print the licence for display in the windows (handy as my printer is about 450 miles away!). I presumed, wrongly, that I would also get a key which would allow me to use the service points and a handcuff key or anti vandal key whatever they are called. Fortunately these keys are on the bought I bought but am I correc in thinking I should have received them from CRT or did I just imagine it?
  14. We travelled from near Harefield to Croxley Green on The Grand Union on Friday in order to get her lifted out and grit blasted then epoxied.. There were some beautiful moorings along the way but I noticed one in particular at Batchworth and another called Casio Wharf. These were exceptionally well kept by the residents and being new to the system I wondered if people would have bought the property or if they were CRT residential moorings? I presumed that they had been purchased as it looked as if a fair amount of time and effort had gone into making them attractive. I’m sure there are
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  16. I do not suffer with hay fever but have been told by others that do that one of the best remedies is to take honey which is produced in the area that you frequent in other words honey from local bees. I was told the theory of it but have since forgotten though I am assured it is very effective.
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  19. No I was making a statement that I am interested in solar and that my boat is also 24v. I made no comment as to the technicalities as I haven’t a clue about that! Sorry to disappoint you. ?
  20. Eurocarparts have a 35% off car parts this weekend if they stock yours. Code is WEEKEND35
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  22. In which case I shall attend and if not able I will gladly donate £20 to whichever charity they support as a means of redress ?
  23. In that case I retract my comment with apologies
  24. I wonder if he was related to this gentleman who also sounds very interesting? General Sir Peter Edgar de la Cour de la Billière, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC & Bar (born 29 April 1934) is a former British Army officer who was Director SAS during the Iranian Embassy siege and Commander-in-Chief of the British forces in the Gulf War. He is often known by the initialism DLB. Any way back to solar in which I am interested also a 24v boat. ?
  25. “HOW much?” That’s Disney pricing in Orlando (literally) and they are known as gougers.
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