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RobMcD

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  2. seen this one for sale myself & did not like the wording in the advert. But did laff at the T&C's as some sellers don't realize that ending a listing early on Ebay with bids on it will incur fees, as this was the case with a Narrowboat seller last week who ended the listing early with 17k worth of bids on it, bet that was a big surprize for them when Ebay billed them on the 17k bids it already had....Outch!
  3. I can understand having to go through the messages, some people who upload don't answer questions but some do. Just thought it was odd as not one Narrowboat/canal/cut channel does this, that I have come across anyway.
  4. All comments are moderated by the owner of the channel & can be removed at any time as the owner of the channel has full controll over what is left on or removed. Well so far have 91,197 views so far on my channel, so guess you are wrong there & like I said not one video has comments disabled. The video was very good like I said, just was not sure why they block all comments on all video's.
  5. Hello all. After catching up with some video's on YouTube it linked me to the next one that happened to be a CRT one. I watched it and found it to be well made and quiet useful. But what I also noticed is that all comments are diabled, so I looked at a few more & then a few more just to see if they were the same and all the ones I checked the comments were disabled for every one of them & I found this quiet odd for a transparent charity to activly censor every one of there own video's and stop any form of chat &/or debate on the subject of the video! New to the forum but like I said found this quiet odd as I upload a lot to YouTube myself & have never disabled comments for any of my 400+ video's. Anyway, all the best. Rob PS the video I watched was this.
  6. Oh right, ok thanks Peter. Thank you for geting back to me, loads of good advice there, I will be going for the fixed beds myself, not wanting to sleep on bed sofas or make up a bed every night that's for sure. Thanks again.
  7. Thanks for the info, will they be on your website? Not sure how you sell your boats but will have a search for you now, once again thats for leting me know. I will have a look at AB now, thanks for the info. Sounds like what I have to come, did you buy through a broker or private and what was your experiences (no need to mention name if you don't want to) just interested, also how did you get on with serveys and any work if you had any done. Thanks again, look forward to hearing more of your buying experience. One last thing have you got much previous narrowbat experiance before buying?
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    import duties

    My brother buys quiet a lot from the states and has it maked as a gift from the seller or he does not buy the item, as the customs import tax is 100% con, either mark as gift or no sale.
  9. Thanks Neil, I was just thinking about running cost and maintenance also as I wanted to do a lot on my own, not really sure yet. Will have to see if the right boat comes along and as for company that stays over for the night...I'm in zero rush what so ever Sounds like a good idea Ken, think I might have to pop down there, visited two boat yards already to get more of a feal for what I want in the flesh. Thanks for the info. That don't sound good Dave but will keep it in mind as it's a trip I will have to do but thanks for the advice as I had no idea about the pitfalls of a Walsall run...
  10. I did have a play with the options and noticed the ammount of locks that it cuts out, think I would go for the 4 lock option
  11. Not seen that before so will have a look at the site, thank you for the info. Thats good to know and will be bookmarking that site as it sounds very handy, thank you for the link and the info, it has come in very handy.
  12. I'm looking forward to it and once past the maypole & kings heath the country side should be nice this time of year. But of a short question off topic, one trip I am thinking of doing is B,ham to Brownhills Walsall how long is the trip about in terms of time as it sounds like you know Birmingham well, so say I start from bridge 3 not far from brandwood tunnel and want to get to anchor bridge browhills any idea how long that would take? Thanks again for your help.
  13. Sounds good to me, my brother & mom live 5 mins away from the moorings in the city by gas st, but don't plan on staying around there, maybe just a day trip hear and there. I understand what you are saying about the evidence type of thing but I recently won a court case against the NHS & local gov & if it was not for my evidence 2 years of court cases & legal action would have been a waste of my time and money. I won all of my cases because of my evidence, took two years to win but I got there. Don't get me wrong I'm not looking to do anything more than cover myself & will be doing so, but nothing more. My goal is to stay within my boundrys and keep to the rules of the waterways. But most of all enjoy my new home and suroundings & might meet some new friends along the way. Thanks for the advice it is appreciated
  14. Thats good to know, thanks for the info, I will keep it in mind and have a look when the time comes, you never know
  15. I'm sure most of us have been called worse as I know I have, water off a ducks back in my opinion. Now get him on films talking about how he really feals and thats a different matter. Get your cam's out and film all interations with CRT that come a knocking, people soon change there tune when a camera is pointing at them
  16. I seen this myself a few days back, think the seller had three of them up for sale, have seen them on the water and the seem to go quiet green if not given a regular clean, love the engines though, they look very nice with a ton of torque.
  17. Within reason whats inside the boat makes no difference to me and can taken away by the previous owner as I have enough of my own items to find places for on the boat, as long as the fittings are good and kitchen etc are all in good condition they can take the pillow cases etc with them With reguards to the mooring and fees I have looked at some to get a price guide but have zero intention of going after one, that may change in a year or two but will stick it out for a year CC. The main reason is we are coming into summer but I want to see the winter side of things too. I have read a lot of winter type situations but as we all know 1st hand experience of everything can not be beaten. PS I'm not a cold weather buff or masochist lol
  18. I might well do that after a year or so, but want to find out 1st if I prefer the CC side of Narrowboating. I don't think I would like to be in the same place for most of the year even though you could come and go as you please, plus I don't think there good value for money from the prices I have seen. But might consider it in a years time. Thanks for the feedback.
  19. I think my distance will be good enough for any one to be happy with & I look forward to it the distances as staying in one place for me isn't the goal but geting out there and seeing a bit of the country from another prospective. Plus I will be keeping a GPS visual and photo record of where I am and the times I arrive and leave, somewhere down the line they may come in handy and from what I have read all CC people need to be doing this. Work will not be a problem with moving around either as I currently work on secure units for the home office & only have to do 12 shifts per month (legal requirement can't work longer than that doing my job) So looking good for the time being. Thanks for the advice it is well appreciated. Sounds good to me hope I have the same luck
  20. The ideal boat would be a semi trad, around 40ft-50ft, bed at the bow end, then saloon, kitchen, not bothered about the bog/shower location, was looking at 2x 240w panasonic solar panels with inverter/charger that will work well with the panels. Can not have flower patterns furniture and that sort of thing, must be maintained and a good standard from the engine to the hull point of view. Seems like a good start but other considerations will be a buy or not to buy. I'm not rushing but want to be confident in myself just incase I find the right one at the right price sooner rather than later Utrinique Paratus has been my moto for a number of years and I live by it.
  21. Seems like the best thing to do in order to get a better idea of what I want to end up with, I'm not in any rush so guess I will start looking for close marinas to visit.
  22. I have been look on Ebay and Apollowduck as well as a lot of other brokers friday ads and private ads, distance is not a problem for me for the right boat as I don't mind geting my hands dirty & cuting my teeth on a maiden voyage back home. I would move it myself and even though my farther own's a haulage/crane company I would still do it myself with the help of others if anyone fancied a few days trip on the boat. Thanks for the info well appreciated. Sounds like good advice and yes I have only been doing arm chair viewing online, I have been looking at Whilton Marina for a few weeks now and when I see something I like I will give them a ring and go down for a closer look. I think I will also start viewing others that maybe not for me but will give me an better understanding on sizes, engines etc. Thanks for geting back to me and I appreciate the advice.
  23. I was planning on moving from Walsall (Brownhills) to Hockley Heath and maybe a bit further, I think for CC that is a decent distance to be starting with and I am very aware of all the not so good parts of Birmingham where I will not be staying. Like I was saying all my family & there is a lot of them all live very close to the Birmingham network in various places so that will be a massive help for washing clothes etc in exchange for a day trip out Thanks for geting back to me with the info.
  24. I have noticed that to be honest, but am not put off by bully tactics that they may try. I'm sure that after multiple tours around the world I will be able to handle loging and documenting my movements to produce in any court. I guess only time will tell, Thanks for the info. Thank you, good to be hear. I think I will be having to post some details of boats after viewing them to get some feedback from the people on hear to see what you all think. Thank you for the info, very helpfull.
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