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MartynG

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About MartynG

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    River Trent

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  • Boat Name
    White Angel
  • Boat Location
    Farndon

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  1. Weird Insurance renewal!!

    Y Yacht insurance http://www.yyachtinsurance.com/ .
  2. Weird Insurance renewal!!

    I just tried insure 4 boats and they were a little more expensive than my present insurer. As you say they do all risks or third party only.
  3. Weird Insurance renewal!!

    My boat insurance renewal premium has gone up too. Half of the increase is the increase in insurance premium tax. I am not particularly tempted to change insurers .
  4. phone signal

    How about Torksey Cut ? I usually have to walk up to the road bridge and even then a signal is hit and miss. However it does depend on which network you are on.
  5. phone signal

    Doesn't that require a phone signal too ?
  6. phone signal

    Google found this https://www.mobilesignalboosters.co.uk/product/cell-phone-signal-booster-3g-network-150-sq-m/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA5aTUBRC2ARIsAPoPJk8C4HEiy3ZNGbZTw6-swqM4IlrRmSgpvBjQwP0Gp-q1s3DseMo9bnAaAl27EALw_wcB .
  7. Traveling on a canal at night?

    How many narrowboats even have an anchor light? (As opposed to a too light anchor!) The subject of needing an anchor light on The River Trent etc has been mentioned to me before. However I do not recall seeing anyone put an anchor light on when moored on a pontoon or a wall on the River Trent non tidal locks or at Torksey. If you anchored at a place other than at one of the designated visitor moorings an anchor light could however be important.
  8. Traveling on a canal at night?

    The following indicates the requirements for navigation lights together with the list of waterways where they are required https://www.waterways.org.uk/boating/navigating_your_boat/vhf/navigation_lights .
  9. On salt water certainly. On fresh water . Yes it does otherwise , even if there is no fouling a s such, limescale would accumulate and would become difficult to clean off.
  10. Interesting. I have aluminium too . They are presently a few months off three years old . Perhaps I may be surprised to find them with material remaining when my boat is next lifted .
  11. Do your anodes last 5 years ?
  12. How big an outboard

    Presumably you would not leave the outboard attached so lifting it into place is a consideration. I have a 3hp Evinrude two stroke outboard for use on an inflatable dinghy and it is as heavy as I would want to lift. It has a folding leg - handy for storage. Perhaps the leg would not be long enough
  13. http://www.cloverchem.co.uk/2013/uk/product_detail.asp?prod_code='326'&range_sub='30' https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-heavy-duty-degreaser-5ltr/88668 https://www.therange.co.uk/cooking-and-household/household/cleaning/cleaning-products/multi-purpose-cleaners/elbow-grease-all-purp-degreaser-500ml#270934 .
  14. Gas-Oil (Red Diesel) Fuel Card

    Sounds like the card may help make the process quicker.
  15. Gas-Oil (Red Diesel) Fuel Card

    You don't have to justify 0/100 to the retailer. You just have to ask. But no retailer is obliged to sell you anything. Some retailers will not sell at the domestic only rate . Newark marina is one . But last time I filled up their rate at 60/40 was quite good. Last time I filled up at Kings the pump was faulty and took a while to sort out. Last time I called in for fuel at Kings there was a boat on the fuel berth and no one about . Nowhere to wait so I went to Newark instead.
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