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the blind novice

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  • Gender
    Male
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    treasure island

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  • Occupation
    pirate
  • Boat Name
    dorris
  • Boat Location
    bristol

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  1. the blind novice

    Battery charging

    Again many thanks for all the tips. I wish I could supply the details of the engine but I have no idea of the age of the engine. It runs very well. Even the boat is a puzzle. I thought it was a Shetland. But after joining the owners club. I find out its not a Shetland. Someone suggested it may be a Norwegian cell boat. But I've looked very hard to no avail. So I have a white 20ft boat with an 9.9 Yamaha outboard. Should be an interesting summer cruise lol. It does have a top and a 100 watt solar panel is an option. Perhaps I will find one as I wander the waterways. If anyone is upgrading and wanted to pass on the old system?
  2. the blind novice

    Battery charging

    Thanks for the info. Im not safe to wire a 3 pin plug. Im hoping to spend the summer cruising the rivers and canals. Retired now so no boss to answer to. Im a complete novice to boats but the summer is coming and I want to see this country from a different angle
  3. the blind novice

    Battery charging

    Thanks for your help. I think I will get another new battery or a suitcase generator just to be safe.
  4. the blind novice

    Battery charging

    Hi folks, I have a Yamaha 9.9hp four stroke electric start outboard on a yogurt pot. Will I need a second battery for 2 led lights and a phone charger.
  5. the blind novice

    Help getting in to the water

    For a journey of 2 miles? Boat in Bristol. Would he be interested in the job?
  6. the blind novice

    Help getting in to the water

    Hi all, im looking for someone to help me get to the water. I don't drive due to a medical condition. Im hoping someone has a vehicle capable of towing my 20ft yogurt pot and trailer. I was thinking of devizes but as the boat is in Bristol. Perhaps putting in at Bristol docks may be more practical. Obviously I will be paying fo this. But as a complete novice I am looking for suggestions. Many thanks. The Blind Novice. Ps . Planning to put in April time. Boat in bs 5.
  7. the blind novice

    Slipways near Chippenham

    Pewsey wharf is a new bit of information. Thankyou for that.
  8. the blind novice

    Slipways near Chippenham

    Perfect information. Many thanks
  9. the blind novice

    Petrol on the kennet and avon.

    That's the sort of places Im looking for. Thankyou very much for the info.
  10. Hi everyone. Im hoping to find the best spots to get petrol. Dont mind a walk. Its the hidden little places where I can moor briefly and walk to the petrol station. But I intend to go further than the kennet so let me know if you know of the places.
  11. the blind novice

    Slipways near Chippenham

    Thats a great help. Thankyou for that. Thanks for your help. I have that marked as plan A.
  12. the blind novice

    Slipways near Chippenham

    Hi people, Im hoping to get cruising for the first time and not sure of the slipways available . I intend to start on the kennet and avon canal above the Caen flight but am open to suggestions from those who know. I only have a cheap little yogurt pot but I intend to spend the summer cruising the rivers and canals. Any help would be appreciated. I hope that having a yogurt pot will not disqualify me from hearing from the Wise Old Owls. Many thanks. The Blind Novice
  13. the blind novice

    Summer adventure

    I have a Yamaha 9.9hp four stroke on a Norwegian cell boat. At least that what I think it is. But no work to impose. Im happy to follow your suggestions for a route. Im hoping to be able to park it in a marina near to rail link . So I can get back home every couple of weeks to sort post,laundry etc. Im hoping to get enough experience this year to tackle the Midi next year
  14. the blind novice

    Summer adventure

    It's a 20 ft yogurt pot. Not widebeam. Only inland travel.
  15. the blind novice

    Boat Lease / Hire?

    Im new to boating but I am able to spend the summer cruising. Don't need a wage just feed me. I had planned to take a rya course during my summer adventure. If you are prepared to pay for that,you have a skipper. The Blind Novice. Im waiting for the jokes now
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