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Bewildered last won the day on February 1 2017

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    Full time loafer
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  1. Bewildered

    Continuous Cruising in Reading/Oxford

    I don't quite understand why the mooring is listed as 41' 12", why not just put up 42 foot?
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  3. Receptionist wanted with good administration, computer and customer service skills for busy boatyard and shop. Temporary part time position until the end of the season at the end of October. Two days per week and every other weekend. Training will be given. Pay according to experience. Please apply to Phil Holman, Oxfordshire Narrowboats, 01869 340348 or by email to bookings@oxfordshire-narrowboats.co.uk.
  4. Bewildered

    Building a guitar

    Gave up on the sunburst, couldn’t get the finish I wanted so went blue instead Set it up and played it today for the first time in two years. Getting the right weather to paint whilst living on a boat does take time
  5. Bewildered

    March of the Widebeams

    To be fair Allen's lock has a rather tight bridge hole set at a stupid angle to the main channel with a fast flowing by wash cleverly placed a few yards in front of the bridge hole. Even experienced boaters can have trouble with this bridge. What worries me is when chunks are missing from bridges that are plenty wide enough and not on bends, how the hell people still manage to hit them is a complete mystery.
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    Ironically though if the locals used the pubs more in the first place they would still be viable businesses and therefore not sold to developers. Too little to late perhaps?
  7. If you are planning to have a boat built then it depends on how you design the interior layout. If you are planning to buy a used boat then you need to take a good look to decide if the layout works for you. We could probably live on a 57ft boat but I would miss the extra space our 70footer has, even for simple things like having room to stand the clothes horse on laundry days in wet weather
  8. Bewildered

    Batteries stolen near Atherstone

    Surely that would be a symptom of schizophrenia? Sorry didn't mean to call you Shirley and add to someone else's schizophrenia problems.
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    Batteries stolen near Atherstone

    You are not getting me 'cos I'm going to run away and hide
  10. Bewildered

    Frameless Solar Panels.

    Must write to CRT and suggest lights be fitted under bridges and in tunnels so my solar panels will work
  11. Bewildered

    Batteries stolen near Atherstone

    Now I'm really getting paranoid, people are talking about me talking about paranoia probably talking behind my back also
  12. Bewildered

    Frameless Solar Panels.

    I'm planning to upgrade my panels this year. My plan is simply to build a couple of low roof boxes out of decking boards to mount the panels on. The boxes will have a plywood lid hinged on one side and the panels will be mounted to the ply and hinged on the opposite side. Tilting in both directions with a lot less faffing about than the design in the video with the added bonus of more storage space for logs and coal. Ok so roof boxes make some bridges and tunnels impossible to pass but I can simple just not go to those places.
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    Batteries stolen near Atherstone

    You know about them too, it's not just my imagination, they really are out to get me;
  14. Bewildered

    Batteries stolen near Atherstone

    You also have the added concern that whoever nicked your batteries knows you will be replacing them with brand spanking new ones, and may well have clocked which direction you have moved the boat in. Or is that just my paranoia kicking in?
  15. Bewildered

    Docking need to get job done cheaply

    Last year I moored in the short pound above Bates boatyard and woke up on the bottom due to leaky lock gates. I think they may have fixed the leak now but I suppose you could moor in a short pound and accidentally leave a paddle up overnight

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