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TheBiscuits last won the day on September 21

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  1. 20, 25 or 30 years old depending on insurer. You can, but not until the boat is associated with your personal CRT account online. It's not publicly available.
  2. And CRT will already have it tagged to the boat's registration number. What you need is insurance so you can licence the boat.
  3. TheBiscuits

    Drive line clatter?!

    That's an easy fix ...
  4. TheBiscuits

    What is it?

    That was probably Tom McClean in his Typhoo Atlantic Challenger - built by Springer Engineering. Yes he made it, but the other way - New York to Falmouth. His crazy boat is Moby: https://www.mby.com/news/whale-boat-carbon-neutral-atlantic-crossing-51826
  5. TheBiscuits

    Tilting Solar Does Work

    Now wait 5 minutes and go and do it again. You might also need to adjust your mooring angle to track the sun better. We all know sun tracking is better, it just involves to much faffing for the extra few amps. If you keep your boat on a mooring then tilting the panels towards the sun makes sense. If you don't know from one day to the next where you will be mooring it's easier to just add another panel.
  6. From the extra information and fairytales you are getting, I would say go with option 2 if you want this boat. Option 1 is the "normal" way of buying a boat, but I think option 2 is far and away the best for you. If this one gets away, then yes, you are back on the duck hunt. Maybe you could create a spreadsheet that would help you narrow the choices down a bit ...
  7. TheBiscuits

    What is it?

    And thank you for the pictures - I hadn't seen that one before. No, that's a different one - @Ray T added a pic of that one in post #9.
  8. Great. He can move into the flat now and you can get the boat this week. Job done.
  9. TheBiscuits

    What is it?

    https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=191&t=1632552 A 2016 post on pistonheads says it was made out of an old propane tank, so I was on the right track. Apparently it is seaworthy and has underwater portholes too!
  10. TheBiscuits

    What is it?

    It's very cylindrical on the main hull - I'd be fascinated to see this out of the water. It looks a bit like a converted agricultural silo to me, or possibly a bulk liquids tanker body. If they didn't ballast it very heavily it probably wallows like a pig, but it might have a serious keel on it. I think I like it, but then I like all sorts of odd boats.
  11. TheBiscuits

    A Tale of Several TVs, well DVDs actually

    Yes, but on your track record you can expect to get nearly another two years out of the new one - so you paid for a 2 year warranty and should get about a month or so less than 4 years from your original purchase. Do you expect them to keep replacing it forever for the original purchase price? You can get this level of service, but not cheaply!
  12. That's probably the EPDM roofing stuff - its a fancy rubber sheet that is UV stable for 20+ years. I have seen it used to great effect on woodentop or GRP top boats that are notorious for leaking, and it just works. You can even paint it (with special paint) if you want - but that's not likely to be an issue on an old caravan.
  13. TheBiscuits

    Past the point of no return....

    Red Oxide!
  14. Greenie given That's pretty much what I have been trying to convey to @ivan&alice. A lot of the comments on this thread revolve around people who do not live on their boats, so offloading the stuff into the garage at the house and then selling one boat before buying another boat makes perfect sense. If all the vendor's worldly possessions are on the boat it is more difficult for them - they need the keys to the new boat before they give away the keys to the old boat to protect themselves, unless a sensible arrangement (for all involved parties) can be made. The (sensible?) recommended option is that they offload everything into bankside storage and then sleep under a bridge with their kids until they sort the new boat out - but I would not do this, nor would most of the people suggesting it. I also don't think that paying in full for the boat and then waiting six weeks for the keys makes any sense! Ivan is right to be nervous about spending nearly all his life savings on a first boat, but I am not convinced that many of the comments above will help calm him. He is right to be wary, but some of the comments above are not understanding of how the world works these days. If the seller lives on the boat, then they need enough time to be able to "move house" between boats. I agree it's not Ivan's problem what happens to the vendor, unless he wants that particular boat - which he obviously does. We can not knock him for not doing enough research, in fact we knocked him earlier in the year for doing too much the wrong way! Yes, in an ideal world the vendor would already have bought and moved onto the new boat, and the boat for sale would be ready to take today. Ivan has already told us that *he* is unavailable in October to proceed with the sale, so the vendor has to be twitching about that. If they can't buy their new boat in September they then have to worry about the sale for another month, while keeping their vendor sweet.
  15. TheBiscuits

    Gas bottle size

    Allow me to assist You are correct, but overcomplicating the issue

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