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Dartagnan

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  1. I feel for all those people who bought those flats along the river. All those pubs, restaurants and nightclub must be an absolute nightmare for noise at night. Possibly a case of not doing proper research when purchasing. I know they weren’t cheap. ?
  2. I bought 2 crewsaver 165N automatic life jackets which have the crotch straps which are vital. £65 from the marine store.
  3. I’m not sure where I read it but apparently he is well known to the police and generally ‘lives’ at Heathrow airport and has mentall illness issues. As usual we don’t know the full facts but on the face of it it doesn’t reflect well on the police. The boat owner has made a complaint so I suppose it will all come out in the wash as they say. (Probably not the paint though)
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  5. Thank you very much for the suggestions. I will give them a ring tomorrow.
  6. My NB requires blacking and I am physically unable to do it myself at this current time so I am looking for a suitable boatyard to do it. I am moored in Harefield Marina but they are unable to cater for a 70 boat due to their slipway. Eventually I would like to get it two packed but funds do not allow for that at this moment in time so I am looking for suggestions of suitable boatyards. I realise I will need to ring round the said boatyards to enquire as to their availability to do the blacking but as I am new to the area and narrowboating I would appreciate any suggestions of whom to r
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  8. That area used to be absolutely awful many years ago and I wouldn’t have lived there if you paid me. I was reading an article yesterday which made reference to Victoria Park in East London and developing property around there. It mentioned that there were detached properties which were valued at £15 million! Victoria Park was very popular with the London Boaters but they have moved elsewhere due to the high number of boats that were being broken into!
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  10. We bought a Dyson light ball recently for the boat. Used it today for the first time. Excellent! A lot quieter than our other Dysons, does a great job and it has a 5 year guarantee. Cost £160 from Tesco. Will probably last longer than me ?
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  13. We have the same set up as you at home and are very happy with it. I have just bought a Dyson Light Ball for the boat. I have no issues re supply of 240v as the boat came with a very good leisure battery bank and inverter together with an inbuilt diesel 6kv whisper Gen.
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  16. My brother sailed from NI to Portpatrick on the west coast of Scotland on Friday returning on Saturday. He sent me a video clip. The weather was gorgeous whilst here in London is was just plain horrible on both days. I tell you we are doomed! Weather patterns are definitely changing.
  17. I understand David of Cruising the Cut fame started his Narrowboat life there. He spoke quite highly of them. I have also read some unflattering reports about the marina but like everything on the internet we never hear the other side. There was a management change at the marina so I don’t know who the management were at the time of David’s stay.
  18. We are a dyson family but I have read good reviews of Shark and G Tech. Dyson are no longer manufacturing chorded uprights as they say their cordless are now as powerful and efficient. We do have one of their older cordlesssticks as well but we won’t be buying one of their new models anytime soon. They are truly eye wateringly expensive
  19. I am in London and have been for a little while. There can be absolutely no doubt that May and Rudd have been disastrous as Home Secretary and clearly Rudd only got the job because she was a yes woman and a clone of May. It has been catastrophe after catastrophe and of course the only people who suffer are the general public. The chances of May and Rudd coming into contact with the scumbags who have benefited as a result of their poisonous policies are nil so they don’t care or indeed become a victim. Khan as Mayor is even more toxic and incompetent than the two clown above. He was ve
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  23. No, you will be pleased to hear that this is not another thread about obtaining treatment etc whilst on the cut! We have now been on our NB for five nights and I have to say I don’t think I have felt so relaxed and chilled for such a long time. We haven’t been anywhere as yet as I am still learning about the systems on the boat but I am so pleased we bought her because she is superb. Real quality in the fixtures and fittings together with the onboard systems. We are in a very quiet marina which has lots of bird life and the odd wild animal or two. My wife who has always had sleep issu
  24. Thank you very much for the link. Very helpful. You never know even the luddites may have a need for one one day.
  25. Whilst I have a NB, personally, I find charging a wide beam more for their licence unduly harsh. Charging a wide beam more for a mooring in a marina I fully understand but not just for a licence. They don’t use the full system but pay for it anyway and I suspect we’re quite happy to do so having made a conscious decision to go wide. @jenevers took the words out of my mouth. Divide and conquer. In other words pit boater against boater leaving CRT to do as they wish. I suspect the definition of consultation in this case was ‘what can we get away with on this occasion’! It certainly wo
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