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doratheexplorer last won the day on June 20

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  1. No, you're not correct. The law says you must, but CRT say you don't need to as they now have other ways of checking. There's no good reason for going through all the trouble and cost of changing the law, so it's ended up like many archaic old laws which stay on statute but nobody bothers with any more. Just because a law could technically be enforced, the enforcing body commonly has the choice as to whether its expedient to actually take any action. Paper boat licences are firmly in that category. Something about shooting Welshmen inside Chester city walls after dark... Or is that one a myth? A nominal fee, or pay nothing and save a trip to Rymans... Hmm, it's a toughie... The squeals are generally because the change is deemed unfair or unreasonable in some way. There are quite a few things which CRT do which don't affect me at all, but I'm vehemently opposed to because they cause needless harm to others. It's called caring.
  2. When I read this I genuinely wasn't sure whether my old paper licence was still in it's window holder. It's not really a thing I think about much. Turns out it's not there so I must have taken it out at some point.
  3. Not at all. Your position is a logical fallacy. Just because one sanction exists for an action, it doesn't mean no other sanctions exist. Criminal damage is criminal damage, but my position is that damaging the towpath by banging pins into it may not lead to non-renewal of a licence for those with home moorings. Obviously if you know of a time a boater with a home mooring has not had their licence renewed due to this, feel free to share it with the class.
  4. From the Act: "the applicant for the relevant consent satisfies the Board that the vessel to which the application relates will be used bona fide for navigation throughout the period for which the consent is valid" Some on here are narrowly defining 'bona fide for navigation' as only relating to distance travelled/cruising pattern. I would imagine it's pretty easy to convince a judge that banging pins into concrete is not consistent with 'bona fide for navigation' as a boat used properly for navigation will have no need to bang pins into concrete. Therefore the board is not satisfied, therefore licence is not issued.
  5. I'm not covinced the "friend" has to even exist!
  6. I'm not sure there are any official residential moorings on the M&B. One solution is to take a CRT leisure mooring, keep your head down and get your post delivered elsewhere. The problem is that 90% of the CRT leisure moorings on that canal are shorter than your boat. https://www.watersidemooring.com/Search?Location=Monmouth&DistanceMiles=50&Coordinates=51.8642%2C-2.2382&tab=list&Availability=Occupied&Waterway=Monmouthshire+%26+Brecon+Canal You might strike lucky if a longer one comes available though. Also consider the Gloucester & Sharpness canal which is mostly under an hour from Newport by road and has far more mooring options and you wouldn't need a lorry to get your boat there. There's a 60' mooring with leccy currently available, and I'll bet there's liveaboards at those moorings, because they're in a city. https://www.watersidemooring.com/383-victoria-basin-l1/Vacancies#berth4627
  7. My paper licence is years out of date. I stopped putting them up when CRT started expecting us to print our own. I don't have a printer. CRT have been quite clear that they don't need the licence displayed, just like with tax discs in cars. To the OP - your post reads like you're just trying to stir up division.
  8. No you don't. You "sell" your boat to a friend and ask them to apply for the new licence.
  9. Marmalade sandwiches do that equally well.
  10. I take the view that anyone who asks "when is heterosexual day?" is likely to be so ignorant, they're not worth bothering with. Either that or they're just stirring.
  11. I suspect the request for male only will cause a different problem. First, it would take a highly unusual single woman to agree to share a 45' boat with a male stranger for any reason. Women are generally incredibly wary of such offers, for obvious reasons. But by specifically excluding women, it then looks to other men like the OP might actually be looking for a romantic/sexual arrangement, which is likely to be off-putting. I suspect that had the OP never mentioned women in his post, he still would have got no interest from women, but he might have got more interest from men.
  12. "I know it is pride month or some such nonsense" is a pretty poor choice of words. Let me explain. Next month Birmingham is hosting the Commonwealth Games. If someone wrote "I know it is the Commonwealth Games next month, or some such nonsense", it wouldn't be a problem. People either like sport or they don't, but those who don't like sport, don't generally go around persecuting athletes and athletes are not an oppressed group. LGBT+ people have historically been met with extreme oppression and persecution, and a fair bit of that persists to this day. Pride has been instrumental in tackling that discrimination and is therefore a very important symbol for many LGBT+ people. Deriding is as "nonsense" is therefore likely to be offensive to some people. The same would apply to other events or movements which seek to provide equality for all in society; BLM, for example. LadyG - you may wish to choose your words more carefully in future if you would prefer to avoid causing unintended offence.
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