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  1. US citizens can visit as a Tourist for 6 months with no Visa required. Since we plan on staying longer we will plan on appling in advance for a long term Visa. You can get a 1 year, 2 year and I think up to 5 years? And you can buy into the Health Care program if you wish. Since we are going to be there long term, unless I know my US based will pay, we will be buying into it. I figure it is simpler than trying to sort out payment from the US company while living on a boat with no fixed address. 'Lots of info on the website. https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration
  2. No answer but your plans sounds much like ours. We started out thinking about a Camper (Caravan in the UK) and doing the Western US a few months a year.Then we discovered the canals and now we are very seriously planning on doing that 9 month a year. Return the US for the holidays, see family and return the UK in the spring. Glad to see someone else with the same ideas.
  3. We don't have a VAT but we do have Sales Tax which applies to most everything you buy. It will vary becauses local Goverments (city, county, state) collect different amounts. But say 6% is a decent average. Quick Google Search for Income Tax found this. Tax Rate Taxable Income Bracket Owed 10% $0 to $9,525 10% of taxable income 12% $9,526 to $38,700 $952.50 plus 12% of the amount over $9,525 22% $38,701 to $82,500 $4,453.50 plus 22% of the amount over $38,700 24% $82,501 to $157,500 $14,089.50 plus 24% of the amount over $82,500
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  5. Well, you have it backwards, wood darkens in sunlight. So the area behind the photos is or is very close to the original colors. As a woodworker, unless it is just dirt, no chance of easily getting it all the same.
  6. Yup! Sometimes it is better to just tell them to go somewhere else. Had a potential client call me and ask me questions about how I did my inspections. Then he proceeded to tell me how I was wrong or doing them wrong. Started to tell me 'How I would do it for him.' He was quite surprised when I told him I think he should find someone else to do this for him. WHY? he asked. So I explained that I he had not even hired me yet and he was all ready telling me I was going to do it wrong. So I didn't want to work for him because I could tell he would never be happy with anything I did. So he should find someone that works the way he thinks is right.
  7. I just tried this and maybe a am missing something. I sorted by Recently Updated but I have 3,300+ threads. Looks like it sorted but the most replies. I picked basically everything except the Political sections. The ones at the top of are not the most recent. I have another window open with New Content and the sort is nothing close to the new content first. So am I doing something wrong? Also, does this mean that changes to the New Sort we voted on are not going to be made?
  8. With the force that is against those gates, the best he could do is open a crack and just let a tiny bit of water through before the force of the water closed them again. Lets just say he did manage to open then even an inch, moving water has so much more force than people realize it would have slammed them shut. The V shape of the locks is take advantage of all pressure to push and seal the gates together.
  9. Poll closed over a month ago.... Very clear that most don't want policits in the New Post link, is this going to be implemented?
  10. My wife did that online. She loves to cook and was worried about when we make the move. She was telling me she has gone online and taken her grocery list and looked to see what was available in the UK and what wasn't. She also compared prices which were actually cheaper than in the US.
  11. I have wondered about this and can't come up with a great answer. I suspect part of it is "Because we have always used it" (tradition) is the main reason. Here in the States I have never heard of Blacking except in restoration of a traditional boat. If a boat sits in the water the bottoms are usually painted with an anti-fouling paint that prevents the growth on the hull and the build of it things like fresh water muscles too. I have never compared it price wise but I don't think it is that much different. It will last about two years. I had a sailboat for several years and if you can any growth on the hull the drag really slowed you down. Not that big a deal with a narrow boat with an engine but the drag is still there. While minimal most likely it does take extra power to overcome it and that means burning more fuel.
  12. Those two reasons, especially the last make a lot of sense. Never thought about that. Just always struck me as odd the newer designs have such small openings compared to Louvered windows. Seems you lost a lot of ventilation and breeze with only that small top pane that opens.
  13. Been meaning to ask about this and keep forgetting. I have noticed that only older boats have the multi-pane opening windows. In the states we call these Jalousie windows, not sure if that is a UK term too. New(er) boats only have a single small opening pane at the top and wondering why the change? Seems like it really cuts down on the ventilation so there must be a reason I haven't thought of for the change.
  14. Thank you all. I thought I had read that somewhere and as I said, dealing with this had me wondering what if something happened once we are on a boat.
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