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TheBiscuits

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  1. Depends how you look at it. Didn't all second/holiday homes which had an electricity supply contract get the money on the original scheme from last October? I think it was deemed cheaper to hand over the £400 than to set up a system to check who got what. Boats may legally be lived on on the canals if they have either a full residential mooring or if they are declared as CCers/ no home mooring. After a year of scratching their heads, this is what the government have come up with. It sounds harsh, but those who live "under the radar" on leisure moorings are not currently recognised as a group by officialdom. If they become recognised they may get thrown off the mooring and/or have to pay backdated Band A council tax ...
  2. Yes, they've thought about this. You will not be eligible for this voucher if you have a permanent home mooring and did not apply before the scheme available to you closed. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/energy-bill-support-if-you-do-not-get-it-automatically-continuous-cruisers
  3. Not that lucky - she won't get the £600 as she hadn't declared cc/ no home mooring during the relevant dates, but she's just in time for the expected CC licence fee increases!
  4. Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding Hello, The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero will be providing a £600 energy bills support payment to boat dwellers who were unable to receive payment through the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) and the Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Fund (AFP AF). Eligible households will need to have held a continuous cruising licence (6 or 12 month) with the Canal and River Trust (the Trust) while the EBSS AF scheme was open. This support will be provided in the form of a one off £600 voucher which will be sent out by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero to eligible continuous cruisers in the coming weeks (further detail will be provided shortly). The £600 combines the £400 EBSS AF and the £200 AFP AF support, with no need to supply receipts for alternative fuel use. To be eligible, each household will need to have held a Trust licence as a continuous cruiser for a minimum of one day between 27 February 2023 (when the EBSS AF launched) and 31 May 2023 (when the EBSS AF closed). (Extract from an email I have just received.)
  5. Could be worse, I have two identical buttons for engine stop and the horn. It got exciting when a friend steering my boat into a potentially sticky situation pressed the wrong one. A horn signal would have been much more use than stopping the engine!
  6. Altitude dependent, obviously 🤣
  7. Parachute might. Most people don't wear them unless they are intending to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane ...
  8. It doesn't need to last a week if you empty it every time you pass one ...
  9. My previous post is a direct quote from the BSS checklist ....
  10. 7.9.6 Do ‘all-hose’ systems comply with ISO 10239? In addition to the general hose Requirements at Checks 7.9.1, 7.9.2, 7.9.3 and 7.9.5 ‘all-hose’ hose assemblies must comply with ISO 10239 as follows: • each length of hose must be jointless from within the cylinder locker or housing directly to the individual appliance or appliance isolation valve; and, • hoses must have permanently attached end fittings, such as swaged sleeve or sleeve and threaded insert (worm-drive clamps are not permitted); and, • hose connections must be readily accessible; and, • hoses must not be routed through an engine space; and, • hoses must be supported at least at 1m intervals. On ‘all-hose’ systems there must be no LPG pipes. All hose systems are only permitted where the cylinder(s) is located within a locker or housing.
  11. It could be, but not this way. Full marks to the OP for asking though, because they didn't think it was quite right. What do the ones who don't ask cobble together?!
  12. If I'd only had a cup of coffee in 2 days, I'd be Hank Marvin ...
  13. They've not been frozen in yet then ...
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  15. They are a news aggregator, not a source. They don't report news, they just requote other news sources. Not like it helps in this case as this story originated from the Daily Express!
  16. They surely need to leave on the day the festival starts then?
  17. Did the surveyor not suggest a figure for the works to be completed? They usually do, giving the seller the option of sorting the problems or discounting the price.
  18. 100356E Lock on the Pocklington Canal, sorry, don't know which one. 100224E - Lys-Con Vessel history dates this picture between 1976-1981 06/1976: Sold P/R Egil Slang & Leif Erik Simonsen ( LE Simonsen) Oslo, new name LYS-CON 09/1981: Sold Reykholskip H/f ( Olafur V. Sigurdsson) Reykjavik , Iceland, new name HELGEY
  19. I think we're agreeing here - the remainder canals in the 1968 act didn't have any boat size requirements - or indeed any need to keep them open! The T&C's in later restoration funding (if any) are the important information, but I've never seen them, just heard speculation on here.
  20. True, but weren't all the more recently restored ones remaindered in the Frankel report and the 1968 Act? Has anyone got copies of the actual agreements for places like the Hudd narrow, or are we all jumping to conclusions about what they may contain?
  21. I've seen boats with strips of either metal or plastic like "eyebrows" above windows, presumably to throw rainwater away from leaky window seals. It's a quick bodge instead of fixing the window seal, but as a winter workaround seems to help.
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  23. Buildings » 100012E That's Holcombe Brook substation now, but was presumably built for the very early electrified Bury to Holcombe Brook line. 1927 was long after the line was electrified though, and I've no idea who LEP Co were - searching mostly gets you the Lancashire Evening Post! Duh. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancashire_Electric_Power_Company Or them, obviously!
  24. Ian Moss Collection » Railway, Light Rail and Tram » Stations » 100172E I'm going to guess this one might be Chorley Station ... Edit to add: 2003 or later because that's when they called it the Chorley Interchange after building the new bus station opposite the railway station. Also, Chorley football club are nicknamed the Magpies, but I'm fairly confident you knew that ...
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