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  2. A friend of mine brought back a box trailer from his place in France and rather than run empty filled it with well seasoned oak firewood. The organic matter scanner at the ferry port lit up like a Christmas tree and border control made him unload the entire 8ft x 6ft x 8ft trailer to prove there wasn't anybody hiding in it! He doesn't bring any back now ...
  3. Not sure about that. There have been a couple of boats who spotted that the £25/day overstay charge on visitor moorings effectively grants permission to stay if you pay so do. Also £12.50 per day is ~£380 a month. You won't find many other places to live at that rate in that London area.
  4. Yeah, I did a Wurzel's with pineapple once. Then I cleaned up and painted the ceiling again ...
  5. Bumping this recipe as it's back on topic
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  7. I used to make WoW by the 5 gallon bucketload until Aldi stopped doing their excellent and cheap pure white grape juice. 5 gallons is not much more effort, and lasts nearly twice as long as one gallon Where are you getting your grape juice from? It should look a bit like a rosé when it's done. Also, I didn't realise @Moley was a boater, but it's a familiar name from the other topic-specific forum! Having just seen the rumours he's stopped doing wine and is making beer, maybe I should invite him to join SIBA as a homebrewing member ...
  8. Actually reading it again, that's a vox pop quote from a random local. Maybe CRT need more blue signs in the area ... 😁
  9. https://katrust.org.uk/ Which one? Canal and River Trust or Kennet and Avon Canal Trust?
  10. Nah, you'd only get two or three bags of coal on top of a Refleks ...
  11. In the original picture? I can't see that, the angle is wrong.
  12. It would have been faster to identify if it was bright yellow, but there is a clue - there's a genuine Vetus fuel filter on the pic in the OP.
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  14. Heh. Excellent phrase, I'm going to steal it. We know what stuff you like to listen to from the song name game, and most of the others on boats would probably prefer the hoover! (Heathens! )
  15. There is 110V mains on site at Wigan, just look up and find the yellow connectors. It's also the nearest dry dock to Wigan Central bar I believe it's £300 a week now, in on Friday morning out the following Friday.
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  17. New, but pallet rate not singles. And plus VAT.
  18. The latest quote I got was £76 each for 400W panels ...
  19. Not really. Alan is very clear that he won't bother with surveys again but he has extensive experience with many different boats so he essentially does his own survey. He doesn't say that everyone else should do the same, and in fact often recommends that new boaters get a survey. Don't get him started about BSS inspectors though
  20. Bingley Marine were an offshoot of a fuel tank company in Bingley. Looking at some of the welding on my Bingley boat I have wondered if they let the apprentice try his hand at boats before allowing him to do fuel tanks ... If it doesn't sink it's a good seam! That's a bit tongue in cheek really, at my last survey a couple of years ago the surveyor's summary was "keep doing what you're doing and I'll see you in five years" which beats the pants off "needs overplating!"
  21. Do they produce a controversial calendar? 😁
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