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Ianws

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  1. Just saw an update that this has been put back from 15th April. Update on 14/04/2021: Please be advised these works have been postponed. Navigation will no longer be closed between Lock 86 and Lock 87 on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal tomorrow, Thursday 15 April. Notice of the rescheduled works will be provided as soon as able. Original message: Please be advised, a navigation closure is required on Thursday 15 April between Lock 86 and Lock 87 on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal to ensure the safety of a dive team who will be in the canal to carry out repair works to
  2. This is more relevant https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/hotels-and-other-guest-accommodation?utm_source=UKH+CV19+-+update+email&utm_campaign=c932e95822-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_8_7_2020_12_58_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5608eb3d21-c932e95822-57372662
  3. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/the-visitor-economy?utm_source=UKH+CV19+-+update+email&utm_campaign=c932e95822-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_8_7_2020_12_58_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5608eb3d21-c932e95822-57372662
  4. I can't see why a hull only survey would involve commenting on the roof unless the surveyor was either going beyond their remit or especially good spirited. If they aren't contracted to look at it it's not their job. Would they go and have a peek in the engine bay, just in case.
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  8. Not sure if the length of boat makes a difference. I've got a 30ft boat on wide locks on the Ledds Liverpool. Going down is ok. Going up at first you are held to the side and can then be swung across the lock. I hadn't tied up before but will probably in future.
  9. Should be 19mm ID but best to check the individual product spec to confirm it.
  10. Tube, hose, hose pipe. Do a search using 19mm clear braided hose and you will see some options.
  11. There's plenty of 19mm pipe on Amazon. You can buy in 1m lengths.
  12. From a hospitality update I'm subscribed to I noticed the EA waterways Covid boating guidance was updated yesterday. I'm not sure how much was updated but for people on EA waterways here's the link to the Gov guidance. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/environment-agency-waterways-coronavirus-covid-19-update/environment-agency-waterways-coronavirus-covid-19-update-5-march-2021?utm_source=UKH+CV19+-+update+email&utm_campaign=1b0907fb22-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_8_7_2020_12_58_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5608eb3d21-1b0907fb22-57372662
  13. I remember you saying this last year. Alan's point about how long an extinguisher lasts in use. https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/108635-fire-extinguishers-and-blanket-placement/&do=findComment&comment=2548536 It would be useful if this was made clear when you bought an extinguisher. Perhaps it is written somewhere but, if it is, it's not made really clear.
  14. I recently spent time working in a supermarket and had to do their short health and safety induction. They were clear that the role of fire extinguishers was to enable you to get out not put the fire out.
  15. We brought home a beautiful 13 year old whippet from the dogs trust last year. Before that we had a rescue Jack. She was lovely, completely mad and cost us £50. That was the cost for the person boarding her while we were away. I was told by a multi dog owning friend that they would never pay £50 for a Jack Russell (even though they had more than one). Our Jack might have been pretty mad but was loving, loyal and wonderful. Best £50 we ever spent. She did have her moments though, but that's a Jack. If you've had one you will probably understand.
  16. After lockdown I might have better things to do. I certainly hope so. Cleaning the boat should keep me busy for a while. I think it is quite green and full of great algae by now.
  17. Fox Timber near Chorley do Fox Blox for the stove. I've had a couple of packs and pretty impressed. I just a bit concerned after all the recent references to fox poo and incinerating toilets. I think I'll be ok.
  18. If you fauxcompost for longevity then there shouldn't be any problems.
  19. Last time I did it I did it wrong. Rather than go in together, I went first and my boat was then treated as something convenient to bring his boat to a stop, at a fair speed. In retrospect I was far too nice. I wouldn't have minded if he was inexperienced, he just didnt care less about his boat or mine, which took the brunt of it. He was a single handler heading over from Liverpool to Yorkshire.
  20. If you can remember where the plug hole is.
  21. I had an email form CRT about a virtual meeting to discuss maintaining water resources on the Leeds and Liverpool with an aim to make sure there is enough water to last the summer boating season after issues over recent years. That's positive. I'm taking this out of context but this phrase in the email made me laugh "We have been working hard and thinking smart to come up with alternatives to keep water in the canal and boats afloat." Missing an important comma? Or perhaps my head read keeping rather than keep.
  22. Don't forget to hang triangular bits of plastic around your boat/room to eliminate static. And ensue all power cables have a figure of eight knot in them to eliminate something else. Or just listen and enjoy!
  23. A newbie innocent buyer might not know about BSC. If they do know they might wonder why you didnt bother getting it done and that might undermine confidence in a whole load of other things. You may have had a reason why it was difficult with all the covid stuff going on but if you are in a position to get it done now why not just do it. It is only £150ish. It is good for another 4 years rather than being overdue and you are legal until you sell. If I was buying I would probably avoid a boat where the owner hadn't renewed and expected me to.
  24. I just saw Martin C had already mentioned a witness signature
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