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  1. I tried both Chrome and Safari on the old iPad but without success on either., and I also tried both systems on both Legacy and Shift! I think it is a message to me to get a new iPad. Howard
  2. I have no particular issues with the new format, and I think I have now got to grips with it. However, I do have one issue which may be down to me. The new format works properly on my PC and my iPhone but on my admittedly ancient iPad the quote button is missing from all the posts so if I am using the Ipad I cannot reply and have to use one of the other devices. I have tried deleting Canalworld Forum and reloading a number of times without success and I wondered if there is a setting that needs tweaking, but I can't see one. Anyone got any bright ideas? Many thanks How
  3. Alan You have made my point very well. I did say that it might be useful as, if you like, a taster before committing to Day Skipper. I am very aware of the knowledge required in RYA certification including CC and Day Skipper. Howard
  4. Before taking an RYA Day Skippers course of training, which for a novice requires a certain degree of commitment, both theory and practical, and may take a fair amount of time, may I suggest that you do an RYA Competent Crew first which would give you a flavour of exactly what coastal cruising is all about? If you are still keen then Day Skippers is the logical next step. Good luck and enjoy, whatever you decide. Howard
  5. I see your boat is at Wincham Wharf. Why not ask them if they can fit one? They may also be able to help with sourcing. Howard
  6. According to Mr Google, Lichfield Trent Valley railway station is situated 1 mile southwest of Streethay Wharf. Is that the one? Howard
  7. It's a wise man that can predict when something like a boat is going to break down - especially a new(to you) boat when you are unfamiliar with all its foibles🙂 My choice would be the L&L and i wouldn't be too worried about the fact that the L&L was going to be your first cruise. As you will know canals look very different when going the opposite way and you will have the added benefit of getting familiar with all the pubs and best mooring places etc. And anyway, speaking as a Yorkshireman born very close to the L&L, it is by far and away the best canal, with only the
  8. I totally agree and, although in jest, I frequently take the mickey out of the antics of some officers in the Navy, when the chips are down I am very glad they are there! I am sure we could all tell amusing stories to back up our minor prejudices, and I am no exception, having come across a few Military types in my time who might bolster up the biased view of the services (RN in particular) but I am darned sure I wouldn't have to look far to find similar examples in the Merchant Navy. I think we should live and let live, and instead let's all gang up together against those dang-
  9. Where is the boat located, what work do you need (total interior refurb only total repaint, new engine etc etc etc! You have asked a "piece of string" question without giving these minor details🙂 Have a look in a canal magazine such as waterways World and there are plenty of adverts for boat builders, boatyards etc which would be able to advise. Good Luck! Howard
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  11. He may have meant the cooling system, but alternatively he could have been speaking about the large amount of water sucked into the propeller which is then ejected. That experience would also have given a fish a severe headache! Howard
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  13. The main purpose of a fairlead is to provide a "fair lead" to an attatchment point (a cleat, dolly etc ) and its secondary role is to reduce abrasion. It should, of course, be well secured, ideally with an internal backing plate to spread the load if possible and as such, it isn't designed as an object to use to secure a rope to. Placed in the right place they are very useful on any craft, large or not so large. Howard
  14. The greatest proportion of shared boats have a base at a marina and therefore an annual mooring. Howard
  15. Some years ago in the 1970's, I worked with a Managing Director who had been one of the Dambuster Pilots - David Shannon DSO & Bar, DSC & Bar. It was a great privilege and I am proud to have known such a brave man who carried on flying with 617 squadron for most of the remainder of the war. Howard
  16. The barrier prevents high spring tides from flooding the Old Town of Hull. Before the barrier was erected in the late 1970's it was a fairly common occurrence, especially at times of exceptionally high tides when coupled with tidal surges. Over recent years the barrier has been lowered more and more each year to prevent such issues. The rest of the city has flood walls but the river Hull was vulnerable until the Barrier was built Howard
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  18. All together now - "The Earth is an Oblate Spheroid"🙂 Howard
  19. I asked her in the spirit of being helpful, i have no interest personally. We'll just have to differ. Howard
  20. I have done, FFS! I respectfully asked her to tell us something about herself, wished her well in her search and welcomed her to the forum. What more do you want? Howard
  21. With great respect, I am not sure that anyone will respond positively unless at least you give some details about yourself and your experience of boats. You are asking a lot for someone to trust a total stranger to live on your boat without a lot more knowledge of their background and knowledge of boats. Good luck in your search, however, and welcome to the forum. Howard
  22. Never mind these new fangled metre things... a Nautical mile is, and will always be 6080 feet, otherwise I'll get lost! Howard
  23. Ther's nothing against having a shiny boat- doesn't it just show pride in ownership? It would be interesting to hear more details., because you seem to have reacted strongly to his question so had something else happened to bring on his bad attitude? Howard
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