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haggis last won the day on October 21 2017

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About haggis

  • Birthday 01/28/2007

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    Kelpie and Gamebird
  • Boat Location
    Englandshire and the Union Canal

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  1. Amusing as this exchange has been I am going to leave it there. I too consider myself to be a responsible animal lover and I can see the benefits and drawbacks of owning both dogs and cats. Haggis.
  2. But you have a cat and cats also carry disease and in fact they need worming far more often than dogs. Much might be said on both sides of the argument. Haggis
  3. If my memory serves me right there is no Armco on the Leigh branch and pins are about the only option apart from a few rings like at Astley. Also, because the water there is deeper boats tend to go past a bit faster than they might do elsewhere and pins can easily be pulled out. Perhaps not the best place to leave your boat unattended. As others have said, the boat was probably drifting and another boater secured it as best they could . If you have to use pins, make sure the rope is through the loop so that if it ends up.in the canal you can get it back. Haggis
  4. and I remember when it was 29p a litre! I think we will just have to accept that boating will become more expensive but to me it will still be worth while as I can't think of anything else which gives me the pleasure canal boating does.
  5. I think we have all been caught out at some time by a shallow edge which produces a breaking wash at quite low revs but in the case on the video, he didn't seem to be going particularly slow and he didn't appear to notice that he was producing a breaking wash or if he was aware of it, he didn't care. Not being aware and doing something about it is to me almost worse than producing the breaking wash in the first place.
  6. Just to be clear. Are you saying that there are situations where it is perfectly OK to produce a breaking wash like that? Or are you defending a friend of yours?
  7. It may well be but that's no excuse for going at that rate, whether passing a moored boat or not.
  8. Their new boat certainly looks nice and in fact, it looks as if it has just been refitted or fitted out. Everything looks new and it is a big step up from their previous boat. As they had no money on 29th August I can only assume that people have been very generous with their donations. Lucky them! haggis
  9. So did I and I learned things I didn't know before and I live up here! Susan Calman is a very "natural" presenter with few airs and graces. Haggis
  10. You've still got to pick it up ๐Ÿ™‚ . I think by the time we got home to our yard (if we had one) when we were boating the dog would have crapped several times . Stick and flick is fine if you can flick into an area where no one walks and there will be enough wee beasties to eat the poo before it starts to smell. Cats, however, I find (and we used to have cats) prefer to do their crapping in next doors garden and the fact that they bury it means that when you are gardenning you run the risk of getting cat poo on your hands. At least with dog poo you can see it ๐Ÿ™‚ haggis
  11. Not sure about that ! If I was selling a house and someone came to the door interested in seeing over the house, I would either welcome them in or make an appointment to view at a later date (depending on how tidy the house was ๐Ÿ™‚ ). If they then wanted to make an offer that would have to be done through the estate agent. I certainly wouldn't give them short shrift!!! I am of course talking about Scotland and I don't know what the position is in England. haggis
  12. A phone call might get a quicker reply ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. Forth Marine textiles in Dunfermline does, or used to do cratch covers. haggis
  14. We used to trail our 26 foot Sea Otter, gamebird, down to attend IWA Festivals and we were on our way to Wolverhampton, having launched at Venetian marina. When we got to Audlem there was of course a queue of boats going to the festival and I went food shopping while Iain stayed on board. I came back to where I had left the boat (outside the Shroppie Fly) to find it gone! Walked up a couple of locks and found her. There had been another short boat further ahead in the queue and it was suggested that we join them and go up together. Worked a dream and I don't remember anyone being at all bothered that we had queue jumped. One of my purchases was a box of red wine and Iain handed me a glass to sip as we went up the locks. I promptly knocked it off the balance beam and broke it. At the next lock, I was handed another wine - in a polystyrene cup ๐Ÿ™‚ haggis
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