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    Ccing - on the move!

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  1. Thanks. I had a full hull survey 7 years ago, but am willing to get another to get insurance. I need to get the blacking done this year, so can get both done at the same time hopefully. My insurance with Saga isn't ending until the autumn, but I thought I'd better get a head start on the situation.
  2. I just tried Newton Crum, and they don't insure 32 year old Springers. Any one got a Springer insured who can recommend their insurers please? Mary
  3. I saw Margherita Taylor interviewing Jamal Jones Thomas from CRT at City Road Lock a week or so ago. Looking forward to it!
  4. I've cruised the Soar, once in each direction, several years apart. Absolutely loved it, no problems with mooring or water etc, but used the Pearsons book, so knew where to look. Be careful though, as the river can get high quickly in wet weather. Enjoy yourselves!
  5. I do intend to return, as I was sad to about turn!
  6. Yes, the Nene gets my vote too, although we only went as far as Irthlingborough due to time constraints. Just to see where the earthlings live...... I'll get my hat.....
  7. I agree, but would add Willowbridge in Milton Keynes. They crane out though, people can stay. We did our own blacking there. Langley Mill is great though, and Dan is helpful and friendly!!! Erewash was worth the trip too!
  8. Snap, but got further than that with our V bottom. Plus the Avon and then the Severn until we could see the bottom with all the reeds and fishes. Top of the Ashby to touch the very end.
  9. I renewed as I have a 30+ year old boat with it's original engine, I cruise all year round when allowed, and they have got me out of many spots in the past! I think they're worth it.
  10. This is exactly what we have done. Before the boat is touched, hands are sanitised. Cuts on hands etc are an entry point for Weil's disease, also known as Leptospirosis. It is found in the urine of rats and cattle, so you have to be unlucky to get water containing the urine in a cut in your skin. However, it can give flu like symptoms, but it can also kill if it attacks the organs in your body. Handling ropes, splashes of water. Hand hygiene always important when boating, covid or not!
  11. 5 minutes! Just joking, but they loved it straight away. I forgot to say, they go inside at locks, as they would be a trip hazard if not. We have a Springer, and so a wide gunnel. They can just get their front paws on it for the best view and smells. They often dash from one side to the other whilst we're underway, depending on where the ducks are.... Have fun!
  12. We have cheeky cockers. They have always been attached by keeping their leads on and tying a rope through the handles which is attached to the boat. As someone said above, the combination is only long enough to keep them within the profile of the boat. They are therefore free to move about and choose whether to be with me on the back or in their bed. Again, we've never lost one. We do have doggie life jackets, but only use them when the dog gets old and infirm as an extra precaution.
  13. As far as I understand from medical friends, they are accounted for locally, so if they expect a certain number of people in a particular health authority, then they plan for those people and not any extras.
  14. I started the survey, but as soon as I put CC it was the end with a reminder to move every 14 days.
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