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doratheexplorer

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doratheexplorer last won the day on October 1 2018

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  1. doratheexplorer

    Do you liveabroad? Show us your digs

    Please don't accuse me of being sensible. I've never been so insulted! You should take your £3k and buy a jetski for commuting.
  2. doratheexplorer

    Any liveaboards in Liverpool?

    There's a 49' mooring showing available on the CRT website in Albert Dock. It's listed as short term winter mooring but it's worth giving CRT a call about it since Albert Dock isn't listed amongst the winter moorings. Salthouse Dock is. CRT seem to make a habit of getting details wrong on that site so it's entirely possible that they're wrong here too. https://www.watersidemooring.com/618-albert-dock-l1/Vacancies#berth7339
  3. doratheexplorer

    Do you liveabroad? Show us your digs

    If you have bought a boat with 3k left over, then hang on to it. After a few months living aboard you will know what really needs doing. Spending it on a new floor and kitchen now is daft if the boat starts sinking or you have no heat/water/leccy or leaking roof, or dead engine etc. and you have no money left to sort it.
  4. doratheexplorer

    Dreadlocks

    Yes, absolutely loads.
  5. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    Or you could get a 5' bed.
  6. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    I read it as space in the room. If it's space in the beds then it still makes no sense because the double is made from the two singles pushed together.
  7. doratheexplorer

    Dreadlocks

    Seems strange to me that when white folk have dreads, it's due to being a mucky oik who doesn't brush or wash their hair, but the rastas I know spend hours cleaning and caring for their locks. The crusties give people the idea that locks are dirty, when in fact it's the complete opposite.
  8. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    I'm confused now. Did you mean space in the boat, space to get past the beds, space in the beds, or storage space?
  9. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    They look narrower than that but assuming you're right, your maths is a bit off. Two beds measuring 2'6" makes for a total width of 5'0". So a foot wider than your double. This makes for a foot less space. I've never seen a narrowboat with a 12" wide gunwhale to make up the difference. They look narrower than that but assuming you're right, your maths is a bit off. Two beds measuring 2'6" makes for a total width of 5'0". So a foot wider than your double. This makes for a foot less space. I've never seen a narrowboat with a 12" wide gunwhale to make up the difference.
  10. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    How do 2 singles take up less space? Maybe Olivia is your perfect boat?
  11. doratheexplorer

    Fazeley Mill

    Fazeley Mill Marina is on the BCN. Doesn't the BCN challenge go out that far?
  12. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    I can't quite work out who would want that. 2 skinny singles which are a bit close for just friends. If you make it into a double, it blocks the doorway.
  13. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    Maybe it was the weird bed arrangement?
  14. doratheexplorer

    Viewing boats for sale on Warwickshire Ring

    These replies led me to have a browse through some boats for sale (we all do it, don't we?). I saw this http://rugbyboats.co.uk/listings/olivia-reverse-layout-57-trad-2003/ Quite a nice boat, but this line in the advert caught my eye: "The current owner has only had her 3 weeks but has decided boating is not for him". And that's a warning to all those thinking of buying a boat. Make sure you actually like boating first! 3 weeks! £58,000! I can only assume he picked up the boat and went on a cruise having never taken a boat out before? At least he had the sense to cut his losses and sell. I suspect that many of the boats languishing in marinas and boatyards, and never even visited, are caused by this, but the owner is too proud to admit his mistake.
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    Almost new car, rep mobile

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