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doratheexplorer

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  1. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    It wasn’t like that at all.
  2. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    That don’t work. Others of a similar ilk will come and join you. Can’t you lose your license or something for that?
  3. doratheexplorer

    Free BT sport via EE how much data for 90 mins

    How do you connect your phone to the tv?
  4. doratheexplorer

    Interesting blog making the case for Li-ion

    *thRush I know having spelling corrected can be hard to swallow.
  5. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    I don't think you're right. Those are the ones you're aware of. I know of boaters who've read this forum for years and never even joined up.
  6. doratheexplorer

    Interesting blog making the case for Li-ion

    Still crowing over my cowardice?
  7. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    Lurkers don't have names. But if I did, I would have been LucytheLurker. GertrudetheGuru?
  8. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    I went for a wander up the canal at dusk last night for about 2 miles. Set off at about 8.30 and got back sometime after 10. I walked past 3 boats running their engines. Maybe it is becoming normal? I'd have thought that more boats having solar would mean this happened less. Maybe they all have lots of electrical gubbins on their boats which they are trying to use.
  9. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    I'm moored on pins at the mo with my lines at 45 degrees. My boat is moored pretty well and not moving much, but there's always a bit of a drop on one side as the water is pulled out from under me as boats go by too fast. I'm not really too fussed about it. I worry more about pins being pulled out. Luckily the ground is really hard here so the pins are rock solid, but the passing boats don't know that, do they? A bit further up from me the ground seems softer and I can see a couple of boats gradually having their pins loosened by boats going too fast past them. Thanks for the advice anyway. it's not just me who reads these useful posts and learns from them. There are lots of newbie lurkers on here who read this stuff, I know, I used to be one of them!
  10. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    I don't share my Poldark!
  11. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    I had lots of chats with them, as I've already said. The engine was being intentionally started and stopped. I think in the same situation I would have either; 1. Just cried and run away. 2. Made a sort of eeek sound, and run away. 3. Jumped in the canal. 4. Asked if they had any spare milk (and then run away)
  12. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    That's what I keep telling myself. But also, I think if I'd said something then it's less likely that they'll do it to someone else.
  13. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    I'm in a lovely spot now yes. But now I have a different problem which always happens when I'm moored on my own. Boats go by far too fast. I think it's because they knock their revs down slightly when their bow comes alongside my boat and there's no time for the boat to slow at all. It probably happened around ten times on the day I decided to leave.
  14. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    Actually I didn't. I was asked to moor there. As I said it's complicated.
  15. doratheexplorer

    Am I a coward?

    Strange that they kept making more hot water every hour or so. There was the boat in front. There were also boats a bit further away which were in earshot but wouldn't have had it as loud as me. There was a pretty complicated reason why I needed to be moored there which I won't go into here.
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