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TheBiscuits

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  1. It could if they took their narrow boats beyond the 12 mile limit 😁
  2. Flog them to the chap opposite me who was running his engine at 0330 yesterday...
  3. I we're considering miniatures, Haigh Hall country park has one just above Wigan
  4. Tarleton end of the Rufford Branch for West Lancs Light Railway. Preston Marina or Ashton Basin for Ribble Steam railway and museum.
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  6. Oi! What have I done to deserve such treatment? 😭
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  8. I've just reported this post as it seems to fill the criteria contained within it ... The text reads off, lots of filler text and rather bland.
  9. Occam's Razor says close ones that this doesn't apply to - Grand Union, Regent's, Oxford ...
  10. Yeah, but you only did it the once!
  11. Or The Market Tavern. Or Jack's House if you fancy a longer walk.
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  13. Not an unexpected comment, but why am I not entitled to it at the same age my parents were? Do I get a refund of my National Insurance that paid your "entitlement"? It's certainly not gone in a pot for me to claim in the future!
  14. I'd guess from the demographics that there's more boaters get paid by the state than not. You do realise that the state pension is a benefit don't you? In fact it's more than half of the entire benefits bill. I'd further go out on a limb and say that those in receipt of state pension who can afford a two hundred grand boat are having it considerably easier than those who just about managed to get hold of a "project boat" and get Universal Credit. It's not just green eyed envy, and before the personal attacks begin I'd like to point out that my predicted date for receiving the state pension has now been pushed back three times. It's likely to get pushed back again, and to be truthful I'm not expecting to ever get it. There's not been a corresponding discount on my National Insurance or income tax either!
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  16. That's a very interesting turn of phrase if there is going to be a clear commercial difference between types of licence ... CCers having precedence at locks and the right to move home-moorers on from visitor moorings based on a premium licence is going to be interesting!
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  18. Most dry docks lower the water level rather than lift the boat
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  21. Importantly, the Sterling 60A B2B takes max 60A from the alternator/start battery, delivering around 45A to the domestic bank (or 30A/23A at half power) The Renogy 60A takes around 90A from the starter/alternator, delivering 60A to the domestics (or 45A/30A at half power) All figures are taken from the relevant manufacturers manuals, and there's a reason I opted for the Sterling version ...
  22. Quite. My diesel bill has been higher than my licence cost for most of the time I've owned this boat. The COVID lockdowns reduced it a lot when we were asked not to move, but other than that it's been higher. I gave up my previous mooring after paying for it for four years but only spending a continuous 7 week period on it (once) when the canal was closed. I could have been on the visitor moorings opposite for the same period without upsetting anyone - in fact a couple of years ago I did exactly that for four months! Not taking the Mick, the pound was closed due to water shortages in both directions. I was first through the lock the day it reopened.
  23. So just to confirm, you'd prefer the volunteer that usually does the angling taster sessions to repair the lock instead of waiting for the reactive repair & maintenance team? Odd.
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