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  1. If you make a claim, next year's premium will increase because of the claim. so you are no better off. If you don't have to make a claim because you have "self-insured" for the first few hundred squid, your premium won't go up (much), because there was no claim. 




    When all is said and done. insurance is a game of "heads you lose, tails you don't win".


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  2. 20 minutes ago, Tony1 said:

    The percentage of boats I've seen with wind turbine things is very low, which makes me pretty sceptical.


    You are right to be sceptical. In order to get the turbine into a decent wind speed, you need height, lots of it. If the thing is just a few metres off the ground you are barely starting to overcome the problem of wind shear.


    Canals tend to be in hollows, or have trees either side, meaning that boats are usually moored in areas of high surface roughness, which dramatically slows down the wind near ground level.


  3. 22 minutes ago, buccaneer66 said:

    As it's an existing structure why on earth do they need planning permission to repair it.


    19 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:


    I'm guessing you haven't looked at the planned works.  It's a major building project not a bodge repair.


    Perhaps High Peak Council will object to the use of tonnes of environmentally-distinctly-unfriendly concrete?

  4. 2 hours ago, ditchcrawler said:

    If you dry it out it may light up and tell you, they often keep counting but not displaying I am told


    Mine does that. It is still possible to read it in some light. The OP might try getting up close and personal with a torch.


    You only need to read the hours meter every so not-very-often: not many people will do an oil change religiously at 250 hours if 260 or 270 hours will be far more convenient!





  5. Warning!


    Be very careful about so-called "high pressure" and "low pressure" mixer taps. It isn't an either/or description, but a whole range of values. Even a reputable plumbing supplies company fell down that particular heffalump trap when we remodelled our (house) bathroom a few years ago. It took three attempts to get a shower/mixer tap assembly that could actually handle the (lack of) pressure on our system. 



  6. 2 hours ago, MtB said:


    Same here. So the burning question is should one sell equities, stay in cash for a year or two and take the inflation hit? Or stay invested, ride it out and and hope the dividends hold up in the meantime? Or something else...



    Something else: leave it to the fund managers, as they usually get it right in the medium to long term.


    Of course, it depends on the nature of one's investments. We've been in renewables, sustainable developments and ethical funds for decades.



    Footnote to itinerants, whether Celtic or Cheerful: reporting facts isn't virtue signalling, it's a statement, pure and simple.


  7. 42 minutes ago, Idle Days said:

    I fear domestic inflation will exceed 10% early next year. Price increases now seem to be acceptable so suppliers are taking full advantage.


    Alternative reading: Price increases are now inevitable so suppliers have no choice.


    We've just had a delivery of Supertherm - same price as last year.




  8. On 28/09/2021 at 20:14, Alan de Enfield said:

    >>In the last 5 years ,my house has more than doubled in value, and since it was built in 2006 has more than trebled. in value.<<


    My house would sell today for 1,500 times the original purchase price. It was built in 1912.


    So what?



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  9. 2 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

    Spoke to a chap a couple of weeks ago at Braunston Marina entrance putting up a new sign onto the existing post. I said more signs? He replied ‘fraid so.


    So, the chaps putting up more signs realise the general opinion regarding this. It pays the bills I suppose. (The sign putterupperperers I mean)




    He probably knows about as much about CRT's legal liability as most of us. That is to say, none of us has the full picture.


  10. 1 minute ago, MtB said:


    I do find myself wondering how many fisherman deaths were happening before the signs went up....




    It's all about duty of care. I'd rather CRT managed to prevent a death (and avoided huge legal costs) and if that means posting signs, so be it.


    Regarding the flat sign on a round post question, isn't it likely to be the cheapest option to have a whole bunch of standard signs rather than making them individually?

    In other words, in this instance the signs are not useless and the money has been spent prudently (see thread title).

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  11. On 29/09/2021 at 04:39, reg said:

    Tried multiple aerials over the years and should of just stuck to a bog standard cheepo. If you have line of sight you have line of sight, simples! ... 





    That's the one. It has gorn up by 50p since I bought mine a few years ago.

  12. 14 hours ago, Jerra said:

    >>with the exception of schools<<


    Everyone needs schools, even if they have no children themselves.

    Schools provide education for the people who will, after they have grown up, provide essential goods and services for all of us.


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