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TheBiscuits

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  1. Gangplank as it happens, from the edge of the dock to the boat.
  2. There's a cheaper hire boat business licence option that doesn't allow locks to be used. And 40 miles or so of lock free cruising on the Lancaster Canal ... I suspect this has quite a lot more to do with it than instruction difficulties! We really like the Glasson Arm, but a CRT bod told me that the top lock gets four times as many cycles as the bottom lock - a lot of boats drop just one or two locks then go back rather than continue down to the basin.
  3. "To the Bat Cave!" has more style points 😁
  4. You could be correct. I'm personally responsible for the padlocks on Wigan Flight bottom lock being moved from the head gates to the tail gates because I had the nerve to operate the lock (downhill) out of hours - early - rather than wait for someone to bother unlocking it. Or you could be mistaken, because I'm also responsible for operating the same lock in the opposite direction after they'd changed the padlock system. Leaky tailgates can rather spoil your theory !
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  6. Colony? I thought there were only two of them. They each have their own social worker and a support team that move them from building site to building site around the country ...
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  8. I tend to agree, but mine blows the "waste" heat straight onto my knees. Which isn't efficient at all, but lovely when steering at this time of year!
  9. @Alan de Enfield has a spare engine on both boats. And even a spare hull on one!
  10. As I understand it, the non-licence holder fee is/was £60 per go. I have no idea how many actually paid your that though!
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  13. 14 days, or longer as is reasonable in the circumstances, surely...
  14. An online winter mooring via CRT doesn't change CCer/ no home mooring status. Mooring for a few months (actually more than 14 days!) in a marina or on a non-CRT mooring means you should change your mooring status declaration with CRT. Yes, there should be a change in licence fee for this period. I suspect in practice the admin fee will cost more than any potential saving though, at least for the next couple of years until the higher surcharges kick in. If you surrender the mooring for 6 months and declare no home mooring then you'll get an increase in your licence fee. If you still have a home mooring and go out cruising for 6 months you're not CCing!
  15. Wuss. If it's not up to the balance beam it's hardly worth mentioning Nah, just crack a paddle or two and wait overnight!
  16. Or at least an eBay knock-off key ...
  17. Not yet, but I do like doing Plank Lane bridge just before the timer prevents operation ...
  18. Try reading past the headline then ... ... although I'm not entirely sure who they are paying it to!
  19. Panama Canal, single transit private yacht...
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  21. Bucket lists r us .... https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/tickets/round-robin
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