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markeymark

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About markeymark

  • Birthday 18/05/1955

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Midlands
  • Interests
    boating, renewables, geo-politics, environment, making canals more sustainable.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Logistician
  • Boat Name
    Circa Arcadia
  • Boat Location
    welford

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  1. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Wotever, are you saying that damp is bad for bamboo or are you referring to oak? Thought about bamboo myself as it looks good ad could be cheaper than the others
  2. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Nice one, thanks. I am looking for reclaimed as it happens and will keep my eyes open on ebay and other sites. Was yours T&G ? Did you insulate under it before you laid it ?
  3. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Junckers eh? I will check it out, many thanks.
  4. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Great advice, thanks. I am not much of a fan of engineered wood because it has MDF in it doesnt it? I might be wrong of course, and I know that it cheaper but how is its resistance to dog paws and scratching by said mutts?
  5. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Thanks.
  6. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Thanks. Any leads on good prices for any of the above?
  7. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Many thanks, will check them both out.
  8. Hi, anyone got any info on where to find T&G solid ash flooring please? thanks.
  9. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    Just got this from active 360. A step in the right direction maybe. pubs flyer.pdf
  10. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    Nice one!!
  11. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    Richard, which shipping line were you, with out of interest? I was on the SS Arcadia, MV Oriana, MV Sea Princess and Island Princess and we managed to pollute the whole world with our rubbish, but the Canberra being the flagship polluted the most! Blizzard, see your point of view but just get a 'bag for life 'made of thick cotton...its not rocket science
  12. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    Richard, just go to the beaches in some parts of the world and see the users walking off and leaving their rubbish behind! Each day, here in Southern Spain (in a 'Natural Park'(sic)) I clean the beach and the next day there is more waste on the beach, not one litter bin, and the ranger comes down and shouts at those in motor homes to move on and does not pick up one piece of litter, but says he has to move on the motorhomers cos they litter the beach...when they dont. Its amazing how many campervan keep their area clean when the fishing boats lob all their waste in the sea and it gets washed up on the beach, but the ranger does nothing about that....hypocrisy.
  13. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    Good morning. After a few days away to think about this thread I have decided not to do the campaign after all. I was clearly naive in thinking that there might be a critical mass of support in bettering the pollution in the cut. I am NOT singling anyone out here and really appreciate the input especially from Dr. Bob. I was in the merchant navy in the 70's and on our ship it was the practice to throw 50 bin liners of rubbish in to the sea daily...all of which has come back to haunt me. When I quit in 1978 I left feeling guilty for my part in it and ever since tried to concentrate on reducing my waste input. It was just recently following Attenboroughs Blue Planet that awareness finally seem to be happening so I was hoping to ride that bandwagon with my idea, but from what I can see (partly from the fact that only 7 people on CW forum have contributed to the thread) is that there is very little action being done about the problem and so maybe the majority of boaters, and CRT, dont see this as an issue worth addressing. The silver lining is that now I dont have to invest more time and money into a campaign and can spend more time and money in the watering holes and can get drunk into oblivion. I do hope to meet some of you whilst cruising this year.
  14. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    Hi Guys, Bob included, am on the road at the moment and will get back to you tomorrow...but I do see what you are saying...thanks for the input.
  15. markeymark

    Plastics in the cut

    OK Bob, i get your drift but the feedback loop is supposed to be not just about canals. The waste starts everywhere, and via rivers and canals ends up in the sea, and if R4 is correct or other info that I have gathered, one-third of fish now have plastics in them so eating fish is playing russian roulette cos you dont know how contaminated it may be...and if you digest too much plastics then surely this can have health effects. I too do not want to split hairs about oil or gas but the fossil fuel industry has plenty to answer for, as we know. ,so they have to be a part of the argument. And as Mach says, all waste in the cut is bad and I agree, but where does one draw the line on how to get a message across that is not too complex? very glad to hear your views especially with your background in waste management..my views started with campaign work with Friends of the Earth and my own searches and travelling around the world this last 40 years seeing just how bad the global problem is with my own eyes. Doing something on the cut would just be another way of trying to do something...and its not targeting boaters any more than other canal users, gongoozlers etc.
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