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Jak

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  1. Small double is also known as a 3/4 double (4'). I was in Dunelm and they have fitted sheets in lots of colours for them. As for duvets, I thought the accepted wisdom was to go up one size, hence double duvet ideal. Stop the wife nicking the whole thing... Edit for typo.
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  4. Too true. Micro homes with postage stamp gardens. And at a premium as *new*. I worked for a house builder...
  5. Ok. So reading through the thread if suggest this. Home mooring, fine we got that. Continuous cruise. I seems very clear that this covers (and I am very jealous of you) those on a journey through the network. iMHO if you have a fixed place of work or school this is NOT a model to fit. All I have read does not point to this being ping ponging up and down the same stretch. It that CCing? Not at all. Live on a boat, love it and work/school. Get a mooring to suit. FFS it's not hard to understand is it?
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    tow vehicle

    Yes Paul. Agreed. Disco works very well in your second example!
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    tow vehicle

    Nah! Best ever was my 90s 4.6v8. Disco auto. Hell of a tow car. But never tried something like this. I'd agree a tractor is best!
  8. Ha! Tell me about this. Turned up at my own home mooring to the same reception couple of weeks ago. Came down to threats of cut ropes and vandalism. If you forgive the expression 'possession is 9/10ths of the law'. I'm polite and not up for a scrap so move on....
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  10. Thanks guys. Never had a multi fuel stove before. Sensible stuff. Tho think I still need new carpet now.
  11. I am following this one. Coals rolling out of Squirrel n burning the damn carpet. I need help too!
  12. I'm not so sure. I bought a boat because I've always loved the waterways, have hired and knew I wanted one. I'd also be happy to live on one but it wouldn't work just now for any number of reasons. Suspect many of the new young boaters are just looking for affordable accommodation and a floating flat. Maybe they will be converted by the experience and maybe not....
  13. Ouch. And I'm sure it's no consolation at all that my horn and tunnel light are broken, but the rest of the boat works ok
  14. I'm going to retreat back to Aylesbury. No way they can come after me. Swear that a narrowboat is a bit wide for some sections....
  15. Can't see why not. I've seen those too, at least its clear. But where it does not say that what are the rules? When you have had the 14 days how long before you're allowed to come back for another 14?
  16. Stop it with the sinking! All boats are about to sink (I'm sure I'm quoting from here). It's just a matter of how long it takes. You lot have me paranoid about drips from the stern gland, but still afloat after a few months on
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    to short?

    Hi Nick. Ok unsurprisingly they are narrow. But going up to 40 to 50' will give a permanent bed and decent living space. I also work in IT and sometimes from the boat instead of my office. I've a 12v 4G wifi hub I'm really happy with and if you are using a laptop you should be able to source a 12v power adaptor easily enough. I am off grid with no 240v shoreline or even an inverter so there are other options as ever Hope you find the boat of your dreams, or one close enough at least...
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    Bed wetting?

    Thanks guys. And I'm my case it's torrential rain. Im off to BnQ at the weekend to get a couple of heavy plant pots. Will drill them round the sides so the air still gets in. This sounds like a very workable fix. I've read all the advice, but sounds like a better option than hanging something inside
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    to short?

    Hi Nick. Great that you are deciding what you need. I've yet to butt in so: - if you are looking to put up a tall pram hood think where you will be boating. On the Aylesbury Arm you wouldn't get under some bridges!! - Central heating? I've a 50 footer and a multi fuel stove keeps it very warm and runs overnight no problems. Just saying Edited for stupid auto correct.
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    Bed wetting?

    I had thought about this as until Saturday's downpour not seen a problem. But the vent over the bed was much worse with continuous dripping whereas the others just occasional when rain at its worst.
  23. So I'm getting a MissMax style bed wetting! A coupe of the mshrooms are dripping though TBF rain has been torrential and this is the first time I've seen an issue. Was about to buy 6 tubes of interior bathroom sealant and plug em up. But seriously can I assume my best bet is to remove them, apply some decent sealant and bolt em back down? And please don't worry. I'm not expecting anyone to drop their knickers as payment for advice!!
  24. You need another quote. Don't pay anyone 6K to lift and black the boat! You may also find problems. Remember whilst it's out of water and subject to survey it's not your boat yet.
  25. Agree with TC. I'm leaving knackered batteries in over winter and putting the new ones in next season when they will be properly used and monitored.
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