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NB Caelmiri

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About NB Caelmiri

  • Birthday 05/02/1973

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    Leeds (Leeds Leeds)

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    Caelmiri
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    Leeds (Leeds Leeds)

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  1. Ah! Well pretty daft thing to claim that a solitary instance of the whale gulper having a problem means it's not a quality product. No wonder he/she was banned.
  2. Have you heard about other Whale Gulpers with the same problem?
  3. Brighouse basin is nice to moor in although it can go up and down depending on the weather. Just above the basin, behind Sainsbury's is a strip you can moor up on and that's ok. I'd probably risk the basin out of the two though. I spent some time in the basin last year and it was fine. As for pubs, I liked the Crafty Fox in the town centre when I was there and The Commercial near the station is a great place too - excellent beers, lots of characters, it's a proper pub.
  4. I wouldn't watch a youtube video on how to perform heart surgery - or at least not for anything other than entertainment value - but I would watch a youtube video on how to do a boat engine service by anyone - whether expert or amateur. But not just the one video, I'd watch lots of them and take bits of information from each and then I'd be able to form an opinion on which one is correct.
  5. That too, more importantly. I actually don't mind the name now I know what it means, which apparently is Welsh for "Have fun" (Cael - Have, Miri - merriment/fun/joy)
  6. Just following on from that, I was chatting with my girlfriend last night about my plans to repaint it as it does need a bit of a tidy up after all this time (it's from 1990) and how I was thinking of painting it a new colour. She suggested I could change the name if I fancied, as I'd mentioned doing so in the past. But then it felt like if I did both those things, Caelmiri would come to an end, it'd be a new boat with a new name and paint. I'm not sure how I feel about that! Even though everything else would remain as it was.
  7. No, it's an actual, proper narrowboat This photo I found on a google search as I don't have one up to date. Interesting to see how it's changed in the 10 years since before I owned it.
  8. Hey all, Just out of curiosity, I wanted to find out a bit more about my boat. Initially the surveyor thought it was a Liverpool Boats shell but since buying it, I found a name plate/builders plate and it says "Glastron Carlson" and looking on the canal plan boat listing, it also shows it being built by Glastron Carlson. All I can find out about Glastron Carlson is they're an American company who make speed boats and can't seem to find any reference to them making narrowboats. Anyone shed any light on this? Cheers!
  9. I think I'll be doing that this month, used 7gb of my 80gb. Interesting approach to business - letting their customers know how they can not give them money. Good on them. That's how you keep customers rather than try and rinse every last bean out of them.
  10. I moved from EE to Giffgaff. 20 quid a month for 80gb data, they're on the O2 network so coverage is great and it's 5G too (I have a Samsung S20+ 5G phone) so when they finally get round to either fitting 5G masts or replacing the ones the 5G conspiracy idiots set alight, then I should have super fast Internet. Although it is pretty quick now. Oh and unlimited tethering. And I got a tenner refund for signing up two other people. And they suggested I choose a lower plan because I hardly used any of my 80gb data this month. Nice company. I'll stick with them.
  11. NB Caelmiri

    saleaway

    To be fair, you do put the space on the wrong side of punctuation. I can read what you say perfectly fine, it's just an odd and unusual quirk. Not sure why you'd do it but doesn't affect the readability. I suspect Dr Bob was asking out of curiosity rather than criticising.
  12. I think that goes for most things in life. All the anglers round here are very pleasant and usually give you a wave or a nod. A few more will ask questions about boating if they have the opportunity to do so. Only had two run-ins with anglers in the past - once at Old Ford Lock in London where an angler was sat below the lock and simply wouldn't move. I wanted to more up to use the water tap and to empty some rubbish. He had a bit of a go at me and when I pointed out the sign say "No fishing at the lock" he went on to say how he'd been fishing there for 18 years. I was thinking perhaps he needed to move on a bit and try somewhere else because his keep net looked empty. He then whinged on about how I'd ruined his day's fishing. Well, excuse me for using the boating facilities for my boat. Other occasion was a dickhead near Mirfield who was sat on the mooring pontoon just below the lock - would he budge or lift his rod as I came in to moor? Would he buggery. He had a face like he'd been sucking on lemons as I came in to moor. I managed to avoid his rod, just. There was another boater there who'd had the same experience with him in the past by all reports. Other than those two idiots, most anglers have been friendly, approachable and not at all difficult. If I can offer one suggestion for your angling mates, to the OP, that would be to not fish off moorings or lock landings. Anywhere else, be my guest.
  13. Evening cruise up to Hackney Wick after being at 3 Mills. Came to this bridge (top one). You'll see there is a narrow section and a wide section. What kind of idiot would go through the narrow section of that bridge? Only an imbecile and a fool. Don't ask me how I know but it turns out the narrow section is only just wide enough for a narrowboat to pass through but it certainly isn't deep enough. So this imbecile and fool finds his boat bottoming out, what would you do? Throw on the anchors and reverse back, obviously. Oh no, that would be far too clever. Let's crank it and see if we can get enough forward thrust to get through. And that's where we got stuck. For a night. There was no way to get off the boat and no way to get onto dry land. Rings up RCR, they said they can send someone over the following day but suggested speaking to CRT to see if they can fill the pound with water to get the boat afloat. Obviously at 10pm CRT is shut and there wasn't much danger so there I stayed overnight. Next day I had a word with a mate who has a big wide beam with a sodding great big engine, he offered to try and tow me out but was concerned about water levels, as should I have been. Tied a granny knot onto the back of his boat and some how managed to get dislodged and out. It was a shameful moment that I still get red with embarrassment whenever I think about it.
  14. Will do Tony! I will have to find a local boat sparky that knows a bit about this kind of thing and get something fitted. Definitely not my area of expertise. Thanks again!
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