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  1. Recently, I had a couple of pump outs, one was £14, the other £16.
  2. A few years ago on the Staff and Worcs, we were waiting at a lock in which an historic motor was descending. It came out the lock and just as we were about to move off, they closed the gates and refilled it for the butty they were paired with. The butty was not roped to the motor but on the lock landing. Surely it would have been sensible to allow us to rise as the lock needed refilling anyway? There was no explanation or apology on why they turned the lock. What was rather surprising is that the "skipper" of the pair was also the manager of the wharf where our boat was based at the time. Not the best customer service, and a definite air of arrogance.
  3. What about engine size in cars? Been measured in cubic centimetres and litres almost forever it seems. Do any of the pint and pound brigade know the size of their engines in cubic inches (without using Google!).
  4. I thought it was MeteoGroup who now provide the BBC weather. Seems to be more accurate than when it was the Met Office.
  5. Abingdon, starts next to the visitor moorings.
  6. From the same shipping forum that Howard quoted from, below is a link with a few thoughts on what might be the reasons for the failure of the engines. It's many years since I set foot in an engine room, but my initial thoughts were fuel problems. However, a few folk relate about issues with the advanced automation on board vessels these days. Is there a parallel with modern cars and the ECU running the show? Finally, there is a post on that thread about the loss of the 2 737Max planes possibly caused by issues with automation. https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=292323
  7. Many moons ago, I sailed on quite a few ships with Paxman diesel gennys. After 30 years, I no longer have the nightmares!?
  8. I would be very interested to see the engine room of a modern vessel too, having spent 13 years in engine rooms deep sea back in the 70's and 80's.
  9. The YouTube vloggers Minimal List went down the arm a few weeks ago. I think the title was some thing like "We did the Slough Arm so you don't have to".
  10. I was going to suggest Dover too. Apparently, the largest castle in England according to Wiki. It's where they organised the Dunkirk evacuation in the underground tunnels.
  11. Mmmmmm.., I wonder where the marina got the water from in the first place, could it have been from the canal?
  12. Down here in East Kent, it last rained sometime in May too. Slight chance of rain in the coming week, but l'm not holding my breath.
  13. I belong to Green Flag for car breakdown cover, and it seems to be "insurance", as I have just received the renewal and it includes insurance premium tax as part of the fee.
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