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captain flint

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  1. I'll have you know it was spotless shortly after that was taken. Even worse right now, mind...
  2. Maybe, if I'm going the other way... 😉
  3. Thanks. Luckily, one side of my boat floats slightly higher than the other, too...
  4. Yup, that's kind of what I thought...! Very much appreciated, though, as far as I'm concerned it's time put to good use. Now, let's see if I manage to scrape the edges of my roof on this low, arched bridge....!
  5. Thanks for all the advice, everyone. I realise I just needed to have faith and stick at it. It's now off. I might have given up earlier were it not for comments here, so it's much appreciated. I will now be able to get under Roydon bridge, plus I've taken the oppprtunity to give chimney and stove a thorough clean to boot. This forum rocks, I'm always amazed how fast the responses come in Thanks again
  6. Thanks, been doing that some, will keep at it! Water's not high enough any more 😜 Hey, if it waggled round at all I'd feel like the end is in sight! Thanks! I'll keep at it then
  7. My chimney won't budge. I have no doubt this is at least in part due to going under a low bridge a few months back, must have been asleep at the tiller or something, but it was high enough for the chimney proper to fit, but just too low for the rain cap, which bent backwards. I was able to get it back in place, just a little battered looking. But I think the chimney also got bent out of shape a bit, not very visible, but I don't think it sits as straight on the collar as it did. Any tips and warnings? I've heard about wrapping some rope round it about halfway up, twisting the tension with a spanner, in the hope the bottom flares a bit, making it easier, but that didn't work so far. I assume a few squirt of silicon lubricant are a good idea. I won't be using the fire for a few days minimum, so I should have thought that's safe enough, but does anyone disagree, or want to make other suggestions? Thanks!
  8. Shall we pretend you didn't have the time or inclination to take part yourself or is that in fact the whole point, it's a joke, and I'm a fool?!
  9. cloth and squeeze not fix that?!
  10. Snap! The one thing I will say for the round drainer is that, with the wire thingy, you can actually balance quite a surprising amount in there, if you approach it with the kind of mindset of someone approaching a pay-by-bowlful salad bar looking for breadsticks or sticks of celery with which to extend their bowl before loading up. Obviously, I'm not talking about today, it is holding a very demure amount in that photo
  11. Good point about the corners. Not really sure about the looks, unless, you know, it's to go with your portholes or something. Otherwise they both look fairly utilitarian to me, only difference is the square ones *are* slightly more utilitarian cos they hold more. Each to their own of course I've never found a sink round or square that wasn't just about the easiest thing to clean in the kitchen! Then again I don't eat or cook meat, maybe that meat grease is hard to shift...
  12. You're telling me you find it tricky washing round objects in square containers...? fair dos. I once tried to wash a saucer in a square sink. Big mistake
  13. My boat has a round sink. Many boats have round sinks. Can anyone tell me why? Best guess I heard, but it only just about sounds convincing to me, is that it's to prevent crockery and glassware damage when the boat rocks. Oh hang on. I was about to go on a rant saying the only thing I can see that it does is take up - basically - the same footprint on your worktop as a square sink (not much you can do with those little extra triangles) but with much less capacity. Then the penny dropped. Is it so you can get more depth with less water? I guess it must be. But I'm still not sure. Anyone confirm? Just curious. I'll be swapping mine out at some point, anyway...
  14. I know what the words mean in normal usage, I'm less clear how they are used as eco toilet jargon. The two may not be the same. But if I had to define my toilet by the options A and B you describe, it is definitely a composter. There are microbes and it is damp. Hope that helps
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