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  2. Hence my post about duty of care, cost cutting and compensation claims.
  3. Did you inform CRT that their failure to cut back the bankside vegetation resulted in a broken ankle? You might even be able to claim compensation because their failure to consider older customers could demonstrate a breach of their duty of care. I wonder if the savings on vegetation management will be eroded by increased compensation claims? In my opinion CRT need to strike a better balance between cost cutting and safety risks introduced by excessively ling vegetation. I think they had it about right up to this year.
  4. I occasionally come across a lady with two Scotties when walking Sam. As soon as they see him (or any other dog) they start to bark and make a high pitched yelping sound. Sam is very submissive to other dogs and lies down until they are level with him (Polar opposite of Zeus). Yesterday we met them, they started barking and yelping, Sam lay down, but when the terriers (AKA terrorists) got level he got up and gave the loudest, deepest bark I've ever heard. It certainly shut the terriers up and the woman then accused Sam of scaring her dogs... 🤣😂
  5. Indeed. In my view it is not a proper dog if you have to bend down to stroke it.
  6. I've used wet and forget on my cratch cover and my patio with excellent results. Make sure you ensure the run off can't enter the canal when cleaning the cratch cover.
  7. Certainly the quarter century gap would have allowed plenty of time for any potential issues to arise... 😂
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  9. My Nicholson's guide of the early 80's states that it was the prototype for Netherton. However I accept this may not be an authoritative source.
  10. Is a nanometer smaller than a split hair? 🤣😂
  11. The motor industry tends to work to tolerances of microns (1/1000th of a millimeter). If the built engines to tolerances of centimetres, their engines wouldn't run very well or for very long.
  12. Newbold Tunnel was the prototype for the Netherton Tunnel, and was built wide enough to allow two boats to pass and had towpaths on each side (one is now used for the defunct Divali lights). Many moons ago I entered the tunnel whilst another boat was in it. He went mad, shouting at me that it was only wide enough for one boat, despite the fact I was now alongside him and neither of us touched either the side or the other boat! 🤣😂 Nowadays the overhanging vegetation at the southern end makes it difficult to see if it is clear unless you are already on the towpath side.
  13. Also most of the visitor between the bridge and the ex-bridge that used to lead to the pub garden have been given over to long term moorings. Ansty now only has room for perhaps four to six visiting boats, where's before it was tens of boats.
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  15. That because Birmingham hasn't got a pusher... 😂🤣
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  18. I've got phat phingers and a small fone ☹️
  19. It disappeared sometime during lockdown. It was there on our last cruise in 2019 and had disappeared when we first went that way in May 2920. Such a pity as it always brought a smile to my face and was more effective than other warning signs (probably because the text was quite small so you had to slow right down in order to read it).
  20. Yes DQ's cratch cover is the original, so nearly 15 years old. I have cleaned them regularly, recoloured them with Renovo and waterproofed with a variety of brands, including Fabsil. I'll get a new one fitted over winter.
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  22. Yes there is a flap in the cratch cover to allow the lines to come aboard with the cratch down. In the 8 years we have had the boat the cratch cover has shrunk noticabily, so that the lower edge now rests on the gunwhale rather than overlapping it. Has anyone else got this problem?
  23. Here is my extra mooring point, just inside the deck board.
  24. I'd agree, during 2020 we noticed a large increase in the number of people walking the towpath opposite our house. The numbers don't appear to have fallen since. There has also been an increase in the number of boats going past too
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