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  7. Our first boat was a 40ft Simolda and we loved it. The wooden roof had been covered with steel by a previous owner. It had sunk at its mooring due to owner being hospitalised. We bought it 20 years ago for £5000 after a hull survey. Once dried out, the Lister engine started first time and ran without a fault until we sold it four years later.
  8. After that sad comment from Loddon, I must add that someone went to find and tell the mother of the child and after all had warmed up, the family made a point of warmly thanking those that were still around.
  9. Yesterday I heard a loud shout and a large splash. Looked up and on other side of canal where a man and a boy had been feeding ducks to see a small head pop up above the water and the man immediately sliding into the canal and throwing the child onto the towing path. Two teenage girls were walking along the path and were right at the spot when the two went in the canal, I was relieved to see there were two people on the scene to help but as I hurried to the bridge to go over to try to help also, I was amazed to see the two girls carry on walking with hardly a glance as on his second attempt th
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  11. But what ARE the tiers? - When they were imposed we were told they would be reviewed on 16th December. Did that happen? If so, where do we find the results?
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  13. Which plywood is best for covering a cabin side? I bought what was called Marine Ply a few years ago and it has delaminated despite being treated back, front and sides with PVA.
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