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Everything posted by sirweste

  1. I don't understad why they don't capitalise on pop-culture as an example: sorting out something related to Peaky Blinders
  2. Yer it is that one, making it all the more ironic in my opinion! Still don't know why they need a dozen security lights burning with the intensity of a the sun. Off topic, the does anyone have a link for the end of the Stolen Boat thread? Was curious about it getting found, but hte various threads just petered out
  3. There was a boat moored near me recently named "que sera sera". Which is pretty unimaginative in general, but what made it ironic was that on the roof there was no fewer than 6 CCTV cameras and something like a dozen motion sensing security lights which seared your retinas as you walked past at night.
  4. While W3W is designed to be easy to use by the technically challenged and easier to remember, it has obvious and glaring limitations. Limitations which plus code was designed not to have. Quite simply, if you think W3W is great or you think local knowledge and a map is better, then most likely your not from the tech generation. Plus codes are designed for the future, a future which a lot of you won't be alive in!
  5. I couldn't remember if it was one house or two, but come to think of it, the No Mooring sign in the garden didn't have the notes in the window. I agree though, the more southerly house is generally within the turning circle and I wouldn't moor outside that one.
  6. Interesting geeking out session that. I'm sold on the plus code. W3W gimmick should be quickly killed off imo
  7. I must admit, it's an OK place to stop. Some parking close by and plenty of it so I dont need to risk scratching the oxidation off the van as I bury it in the hedge. No tree coverage so will get solar. Decent bank and towpath isnt muddy. Just before a winding hole. Downside is that the railway is unobscured, so noisey https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/therapist-finder/view/plid/5900/ and right next to this should you need any help coping with your neighbours...
  8. Looks like it was sold in 2014. And I also stumbled upon a Hypnotherapy business being run from there
  9. Yer, I'm tempted to move down to there and moor up for a few days. But I would be going out of my way just to annoy them! I've decided to move back up to north of Leighton Buzzard and spend the end of summer up there
  10. So these signs had me a bit miffed last night with their cheek. Wondered if anybody had any back story that gave them some context or had moored there before. I googled the cottage to see if it had been brought up before and I think the cottage was up for sale recently. To me its basically the same as putting up a sign in my window that asks people to respect my property by not walking past. The dog related sign is on the garden fence, then every window at the house has the note in it. Finally the No Mooring sign in the garden. Located just south of Berko
  11. Yer, this is my point. Not sure how feasible that is with my current layout
  12. Personally I would love to use a composting bog. But I can't see it drying out very well boxed up on the boat. My current set-up is a pump out which is fine, pumping out every 6 to 8 weeks. Sometimes bit of a faff finding a pump out when it lights up as full (which gives about 6 more flushes), but pretty easy. If composting gets easier I'd be well up for it
  13. Aye that's me cousins chippy!
  14. The Sheps is raised up above the road a bit, but still if there was catastrophic failure I'm not sure it'd be safe
  15. Yer it will, but it will take out the centre of the town on it's way through. I'm from New Mills, young (compared to you lot) and able bodied; if anyone happens across any mountain rescue calls for volunteers could they please link it up or message me. I'm in Milton Keynes but will want to head up to assist
  16. Could someone explain the logic of running several boats down in one direction before "turning" the set and running a few up in the other....my simple mind doesn't understand
  17. I thought this recently with a massive widebeam that quite literally has garden decking on the roof! It's moored near me in Berko at the moment. It looks grand up there like, sipping a Pimms, but I'm glad they didn't moor up next door!!
  18. Cheers, but if it ain't in the policy I'm not concerned.
  19. Also with GJW, use hooks for the fore and aft, never had one come out and mostly moor up for 10 - 14 days at a time. Have on occasion had them "pull through", but do me best to put em where the pilling bolts are. Luckily 2 weeks is in line with their "short term" wording, in my opinion. Though if it's true it ain't in the policy then I've no interest in their opinion anyhow.
  20. Well, since they changed to the new cameras I've been awarded 9 points for getting to my various destinations in record time. So now I don't hurry! FYI: 81 Back on topic. I can't see any new legislation actually forcing boats to go electric. They may introduce smog tests or something mad. But it's highly unlikely to have a big impact I bet. the key is that they are at least seen to be doing something. I wouldn't really agree with PeterB fairly conceited electrification mantra though. The usage doesn't make sense for what the public requires. The technology just isnt there yet. Nor should the use of Li be touted as the environmentally friendly option. Though I do love engines, I would personally much prefer a silent e-motor to cruise about with, just can't see it being forced upon the population. I'd cite the recent crack down on diesel emissions at MOT as evidence; it hasn't been enforced upon my 1999 van. On a personal (off topic) note: I really don't enjoy people being on their high horse about how "green" they are, with the implied superiority. The biggest thing you can do to limit your impact on this earth is to not breed and help develop and educated the 3rd world to reduce their ever increasing numbers. If you're not on this horse, your horse ain't so big imo.
  21. Nope, I got done by one on the M4, gantry wasn't lit up. Was 1am and I was making good progress!
  22. Bizzare / fruitless place to put up a gentle reminder, this forum must be read by < 1% of all boater on the inland WWs...
  23. Could have been me? I said that I don't bother printing out the Licence Disc. Seems pointless, the checkers warden people on the towpath have their handheld gadget. If I go through a particular lock or something that needs one I have the PDF saved on me phone. I'm not one for arbitrary rules personally and i do like to save a bit of paper and ink where I can. Boat names is kinda the same I guess. I suppose all that's necessary is the index number ain't it. Everything is in a database. Obviously the naming and painting of boats is a nice tradition and one I think the waterways benefit from, though not sure it needs to be required by law. None of this has out to do with CCing though. Sorry
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