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  1. Its a lot cheaper at Toolstation. It used to say it was suitable for potable water tanks. I don't suppose the recipe has changed just not 'certified' anymore
  2. Does the fishing licence increase with the length of you rod??
  3. and just to add to the misery, when the Garrison route reopens at the end of July, they block Ashted locks for most of August so to get to Brum via the GU means a trip via Salford Junction. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/10492/ashted-lock-4
  4. Agreed it is a prettier route but to get to Drayton Manor it would add a lot of time even diverting via Aston when you add on the Farmers Briidge flight to the equation.
  5. Hate to say this but ....... Catherine de Barnes to Drayton Manor is do-able in a fairly long day but did you know that Garrison Locks are closed by one of C&RTs Summer stoppages? https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/10486/garrison-flight-lock-1-lock-3-lock-4-and-lock-5 It means diverting via the Aston Flight giving a longer journey + 12 extra locks which would make it doubtful. Suggest it could be done by carrying on to the Facilities block by Tyseley Top Lock and overnighting there. Not the prettiest of spots but is behind a secure C&RT fence Geoff
  6. Try Tom Keeling, he did a survey for me earlier this year - very good. He lives in Alcester so not too far away Geoff
  7. Done it a few times there, no problems except for the couple of "know it alls" who didn't like me going in the bottom lock whilst they were entering the top ! Geoff
  8. http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Painting+%26+Decorating/d150/Decorators+Brushes/sd2997/Striker+Paintbrush/p41382
  9. Thats what I thought but if you click the links, both say it on the info ! Maybe a phone call on Monday
  10. Off I went to get my usual 2 cans of Rylards Blacking, but I was told they didn't have any in stock as they were transferring to this stuff http://www.symphonynarrowboatpaint.co.uk/hull-coating.html. They had the 2 types as shown but no labels giving the details / differences between them and looking on the website they look the same to me apart from the name. Anybody used them ? and whats the difference? Geoff
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    Final Flights of the Vulcan http://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/710/82/Latest-on-National-Tour.html
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    online certs

    I'm sure when the BSS tests last went up in price it was partly because the price of Certificates was being put up to the Examiners.(£30 +) If no proper certificates are now issued I assume the price will be reduced ????????
  14. It's not owned by the RAF, these people run it. I think it's a charity http://www.vulcantothesky.org/
  15. Its the olive option I've used sucessfully, but instead of squeezing the olive and struggling to cut the nut off the pipe, I just soldered it on
  16. Its open now, but oddly enough when I was there at Easter they were happily selling ANT licences to boaters wanting to go on the River, but their boat in the canal basin was not licenced with CRT !
  17. Also costs a fiver to moor opposite the Theatre, but it is well worth a day on the River
  18. also has to have Flame Failure devices on all burners doesn't it?
  19. If they catch you presumably yes. £5 for day licence and £5 to moor
  20. ANT now charge to moor opposite the Theatre (£5), so the 1 night charge becomes £10
  21. Leave your boat in Birmingham centre and catch the train out to Bourneville. Very intense service takes only a few minutes
  22. Excellent recomendation from me too. Large chest freezer packed up at 8pm on a Sunday night. Ordered a new one on AO website at 9pm and arrived with free delivery at 10 the next day. I found it on special offer at Currys so rang them and they honoured their price match no problem 10/10 Geoff
  23. When I recently re licenced my boat (after having to ring C&RT as no reminder had been received - Oh yes Sir it was posted 2 weeks ago1), the renewal had the old BSS date on it. I rang them up again and they then found the records and updated it. Whats the point of going computerised if things arn't updated automatically?
  24. Forgetting the debate on the extra tax, presumably this would mean the end of FAME free fuel
  25. Is the diesel at Wheaton Aston "FAME" free ? I emailed earlier this week Norbury and theirs is ? Geoff
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