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  2. I'll bet you a bottle of a good red wine that you can't buy that one with an eighty grand discount because it hasn't got valid RCD and VAT certification ...
  3. You could always use the technique required by law in this situation ... General Canal Byelaws 12. (3) In fog, mist, falling snow, heavy rainstorm or any other conditions similarly restricting visibility whether by night or day, the following signals shall be used:- (a) A power-driven vessel making way through the water shall sound, at intervals of not more than two minutes a prolonged blast.
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  5. Remember that it's very rare canals freeze solid in the UK. The baseplate of the boat will usually be at or above 4 Celsius even if there is very thick surface ice. A caravan doesn't usually sit in a massive heat storage reservoir so gets down to air temperatures which can often be well below freezing.
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  9. Whenever I see such a sign, it's usually placed 25 metres or more from the swing bridge or lock. It's supposed to inform the paddlesport user that this is a portage exit point, before the bridge/lock landing. The other one that amuses me are the regular complaints about such signs having strange times on them - "how can it be 35 minutes when the lock is right there!" - from people who don't understand that's an estimate of how long it will take to portage a canoe past the whole flight of locks. The ones with a pedestrian on them are an estimate of how long it will take to walk the flight.
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  11. That's what the "hand up" new member flag over the avatar is for. The OP still has it displayed after 14 posts but it doesn't seem to have helped much ...
  12. If the owner fitout doesn't have a full RCD I think you'll be OK. The annex III on the hull doesn't qualify as a full RCD from back then, and if Vox wasn't "placed on the market" for 5 years it's all kosher. Buy another boat with a 2LW in it - preferably a less than 60 footer so you can play on the shorter canals - and swap the engines over as part of your rebuild project ...
  13. No. Anderton Lift and Frankton Locks certainly both allow booking on the same day as passage. True, and I have complained publicly to CRT about it. Sonny, the licence officer on the Bridgewater doesn't seem that bothered if you are here today and not booked on until tomorrow because it's all the online system lets you do. He does get cross if you're not booked on at all though. If you telephone and make the booking they can set the date to today, and if you do so please complain that it's stupid you can't book today online - you don't get an extra day, it's still the 7+3 thing and it's purely an administrative booking so no staff need organising in advance. The more people that make complaints the more likely CRT will change the system to let customers book online for today rather than tomorrow for Bridgewater passages.
  14. Rebuild if it's got an RCD as you can't put another JD3 in it ... How old is Vox? I can't see you liking the idea of bunging a Beta 43 in it's place (well, not until you've used it for a while )
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