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doratheexplorer

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  1. doratheexplorer

    Leaves at Hockley Heath

    Leaves (and other things) on the Digbeth Branch
  2. doratheexplorer

    Double Glazing

    Yes. On this very thread in fact
  3. doratheexplorer

    Leaves at Hockley Heath

    I'd say peak-leaf was about a week ago. Give it another week and things should be mostly back to normal. The leaves don't take long to sink
  4. doratheexplorer

    Planning to take the plunge

    Don't dismiss a 9' widebeam. I knew someone with an 8' widebeam which I assumeday first was the stupidest boat width of all. But inside, that extra foot seemed to make a huge difference to the living area. They had facing sofas in the lounge area which just isn't possible in a 6'10" boat. A 9' boat would be fairly easy to navigate but would provide much better space for you and your dogs. Also, that 9 width would probably put off a lot of buyers so prices might be very good in the second hand market. I wouldn't have a new boat commissioned until you've been boat owners for a few years. That way you'll learn exactly what you want.
  5. doratheexplorer

    Pre Sale Inspection Help Required

    Which one? https://www.apolloduck.co.uk/dealer.phtml?bid=373&oid=446
  6. doratheexplorer

    Pre Sale Inspection Help Required

    the cold never bothered you anyway?
  7. doratheexplorer

    Pre Sale Inspection Help Required

    I understand your predicament. However, all the inspection in the world won't help. The only way to know for sure, is to just drink the ale.
  8. doratheexplorer

    UK Silly Village/Place Name Competition

    And if you leave and then come back, does that make you a re-monner?
  9. doratheexplorer

    UK Silly Village/Place Name Competition

    You'd think the locals would be known as Slawitians but, in fact they are known as Moonrakers. How about other strange names for inhabitants of towns? People from South Shields are Sand-Dancers for example.
  10. doratheexplorer

    UK Silly Village/Place Name Competition

    Trottiscliffe? Slaithwaite
  11. doratheexplorer

    New liveaboard: so far, so good except cassette toilet gauge...

    Yuk! You wouldn't expect a princess to do an icky job like that? I have one of my 'boys' to do it for me.
  12. doratheexplorer

    New liveaboard: so far, so good except cassette toilet gauge...

    My cassette toilet has a little light which is supposed to come on when the cassette is full. It's never worked. I don't care. As others have said, I used the "have a look" method to see when it needs changing.
  13. Can anyone recommend someone who can service / repair an old style (tall, thin) Alde boiler, based in the Midlands / Birmingham area or willing to travel. My little temperature control knob has gone all weird and won't turn properly, making the boiler very difficult to light.
  14. Ignorant, reactionary and now patronising. Nice combo.
  15. Except I never said that did I? Neither did I insult the boat. I actually love boats like that. You would do well to actually read what people write before jumping down their throats.
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