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Murflynn

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Murflynn last won the day on November 17 2019

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  1. or you could sell the boat and buy another that has no broken windows - yes I know that is a stupid comment but replacing items (even car parts) can be very frustrating. I would be tempted to buy a new window and Nike - "Just Do It" - frustrating drilling new holes and sealing the frame in the cabin side, but a guaranteed result if the overall dimensions match.
  2. just to clarify - that is not an angle grinder fit - specifically it fits an ordinary rotary tool with a chuck. ..... oh, and you don't need to buy two of them.
  3. it wouldn't work Mike. Council Tax is based on the price or value assessed on a certain date in the past - and as Zoopla shows, the value of a home is quite easy to get (roughly) right, especially where 90% of homes are on a street of similar homes. Unless folk all buy boats at an advertised or registered price there is no way that I can think of to assess the value of a boat unless you employ an army of boat surveyor/valuers (who would never get permission to access to the inside of most boats). Few boats (even new ones) are sold at a fixed price, unlike cars (well, that is before the onset of on-line car dealers anyqay)
  4. (b) only applies if you believe in resurrection.
  5. well it would be nice if you could just give us a linky so we can judge the impact of the document for ourselves, convoluted or not ................... I would also comment that limiting the questionnaire to 2021 excludes me because personal issues kept me shore-bound until September and I have only managed short day trips since then. I would comment that having an electrically powered boat leaves me vulnerable to finding that hook-up moorings at locks are already occupied or out of order because the "booking system" is useless mainly because IMHO only one of the lockies with hook-up facilities ever replies to his phone, and the remainder never call back despite inviting the caller to leave a message. ............. oh. and the commitment that I understand was given by the EA to the Electric Boat Association to treat electrically powered boats as a priority has not been honoured. In one case I found a plastic gin palace on the hook-up, and the owner told me he plans and books his trips a year in advance and always uses the hook-up points so he can do the laundry and watch telly without worrying about the state of his probably huge battery bank. Not very helpful for an electric boater who plans his trips based on the forecast of sunny weather in the hope that the solar panels will contribute to the cruising range.
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  7. very bad design, deliberately introducing tripping hazards where you are s'posed to put your size nines. obvs no elfinsafety review was undertaken.
  8. I've travelled on the M4 a few times recently and was most disappointed not to see that illuminated sign in the central reservation that used to read "THIS SIGN IS NOT IN USE".
  9. gently put your bow snubber into the side of the offending moored boat, give it full left lock and full throttle. when/if they complain you have an opportunity to edumicaite the ignorant.
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  12. Lots of good advice, but every single-hander faces one problem when going up in some of the deep locks - how do you get off the boat and onto the lock side to make your lines fast if the lockie is not on duty? On my small cruiser I often moor on the lock landing, set the lock and then bow-haul the boat in. In some locks the way is blocked by infrastructure but I usually manage. The solution is to carefully plan every move before entering the lock.
  13. Calor Gas proudly claim they will collect any surplus cylinders from your home to alleviate the shortage. I am in the process of downsizing and had two 15kg butane bottles. Rang the local depot ........ " oo, err, no mate, we can't do it for at least a month, we're so busy " Local hardware store had no problem.
  14. another narrow-minded comment. zip it, why don't you? ..................................... coat
  15. The most significant point is surely that the temperature of anything that is controlled by the temperature of the water and therefore of the baseplate is very steady and predicable whilst any other solution inside or outside the cabin will need constant monitoring to keep it cool or to stop it from freezing. Go for it!
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