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Hudds Lad

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  2. alright then, just S, unless S is what you were aiming for in the first place
  3. N+1 where N is the number of boats currently owned it can also be S-1, where S is the number of boats owned that would result in separation from your partner
  4. i thought they stopped burning bra’s in the 60s? ?
  5. you wont see too many Coal Tits soon, they’re all being replaced with Nuclear, Biomass & Solar Tits (Renewablidae to give them their latin family name)
  6. if you can get a boat there, stick my name down for scraping/cutting duties
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  8. see also those Freemen on the Land types, nothing applies to them due to "Magna Carta"
  9. i'd imagine you're really going to struggle to find "blueprints" for a boat shell, surely no builder who has spent years refining their shell is going to just hand it over to joe public? whilst queuing at a lock earlier this year I got chatting to the chap in front (as you do) who told me his boat was a "Chinese container boat", he explained that it had been fully built in China to the maximum dimensions they could fit inside a shipping container, guess it was one of these East-West ones.
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  12. I was quite interested until I looked at the satellite view and realised in the field behind there's plainly a nest of wild lawnmowers, any building work would surely disturb them and send them off on a rampage, probably why the house has fallen into disrepair. That said, there's something very soothing about laying in bed of a morning listening to the baby mowers start their little two strokes and caper about the meadow
  13. I always used to ignore unknown numbers until my old mum went into care a few years before she passed, as I had PoA I just had to answer everything in case it was social services, care home, doctors etc. always made for an unpleasant few seconds until you knew who it was calling. I still haven't got back into the habit of ignoring the landline, but mobile I always do and then google the number. calls are usually a 50/50 split between "our records show you were recently in an accident" or "we've detected a problem with your computer"
  14. it does make a refreshing change to those folk who leave them down all the time.
  15. how do you stop Joe Public from getting the app and messing with the locks?
  16. PMR radio's are great for listening to the local taxi firms or other boaters until you find an unused channel. Ours only get used at narrow bits where you're supposed to send someone up the cut to advise of traffic, otherwise we use our own hand signals that we've worked out over the last couple of years (I say we, I mean the better half obvs) which seem to work well and don't rely on signal, need charging and are not at the mercy of water ingress. and to support @Mike the Boilerman's point, one of our PMR's is somewhere in the cut opposite The Narrow Boat pub on the Llangollen
  17. so true, our Beta 43 has a large hospital silencer and i'm often asked by people on the towpath if its electric as so quiet, half the time I can't hear what they've said as i'm stood directly over it
  18. see also Who Gives a Duck on the Middlewich branch
  19. think of one, then load Canal Plan's boat listing page and do a search for it and see how original it is. (eg. Kingfisher, Meander, etc.)
  20. not if you're a fan of Cliff Burton era Metallica also to OP, shouldn't the nutjobs be ISIL not ISIS ? i'd Google it but I don't want that in my search history (dons tinfoil hat) in case THEY're watching
  21. just don't pop along to any cricket matches in Linthwaite and you'll be ok, although a few pints in The Sair and you won't really care either way
  22. we have a couple of gokart tyres that attach to the fenders, have worked in about 95% of the places we've moored on the Shroppie and its branches
  23. eating in his own pub perhaps?
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