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  1. I hired a boat from Clifton a few years back now, took my brother and his family, 4 adults 2 kids and a dog, we did the Warwickshire ring in 7 days. People told me I couldn’t be done but we did it. 7-8 chugging hours per day. Enough spare time to go sledging at snow dome and in and out of Birmingham in one day. This was in the first week of October.
  2. I pulled out the car stereo and put a blue tooth receiver amp in https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALL-AMPLIFIER-Wall-Plate-amplifier-Bluetooth-Transrceiver-NIF-BINAMP-/253476576266?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 Then then I can play from my phone or stream from tv and I have a vinyl deck with Bluetooth so looks and sounds great
  3. I got the excellence in red, good size loo and tank. It’s got a good look. I got the floor mount so it really secure
  4. They are using NPR in my bit of North Norfolk just wait for a ping that a car is out of county, stopped a lot of cars at Blickling and sent them back the other way. Looking for second homers on coast. I’m off to my boat in London on Sunday as you can use a boat as a residence for work and I’ve got a week of work in city so I will be doing a few boaty jobs of an evening. But will head back after work finishes, and not leave home after for 10 days not even to the post box.
  5. Thanks for the ideas, I’m hopefully at boat next week as allowed for work. I can’t weld yet but that would be my longterm goal ( I had vents in bow locker welded up previously ) I can if I take apart a lot of internal furniture structure get to the inside but will see if the butterfly idea works first. Time to get rid of the cork
  6. Many moons ago the previous owner to my boat had a air con unit, the unit had a vent and drain hole through the cabin wall. I removed the power hungry beast and converted the vent to a closeable air vent but just put a cork in the small drain hole (1 inch). I want to do something a bit more permanent but don’t have access easily to the inside of the hole. Any ideas on good ways to seal it off. i want it to look better from outside and since being away from the boat so much would like the small hole plugged well as it’s amazing how imagination works and I’ve convinced myself ducks
  7. After nearly a year of shielding away at my family farm like Dominic Cummings I’m itching to get back to my boat home. It grates me that this is the same boat caught doing the same thing. Morons either selfish or greedy
  8. Covid-19: Man held and 26 fined over canal-boat party https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-56053229 Another canal party party but this time boat was taken
  9. I lived in farnborough for 4 years then Guildford before London, the only place I found was Farncombe boathouse, Godolming, no residential moorings but keep your head down non residential. But this was in 2004 when I needed a base in Surrey as work was dunsfold based.
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  11. That’s what I use on boat, it works well of inverter and in summer solar more than copes. I store it under bed then it sits in bath and I use shower to fill with warm water. One thing is liquid detergent is better as powder can still remain in small flecks after wash.
  12. Great toilet, do you have the manual or electric flush, mine is in red, manual and wondering if worth upgrading to electric flush. Haven’t located spare cassette but the floor mount is great
  13. The one that was on George Clark’s spaces was murdoch. You can google it. I used to have all the plans and layout drawings from when I was researching as one of the old lifeboats from home that was up for sale. I thought it would be a good broads boat. I thought many of the ideas would help but an rnli boat was to different to a drop boat and the plan and boat slipped away. They handle like crap as prop and rudder system are designed for open water
  14. Do you think lock keepers have their own secret forum where they chat but also read this and if so 1) trying to put any level or responsibilities on the keeper may come back to haunt them 2) I’ve always found lockies a friendly helpful lot especially when single handing and they should be given awards thats me covered
  15. This is not the correct way to use a rope ladder in water
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