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Norm55

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  1. I find these 2 amusing, though am not sure why. David, "Cruising the cut " by far and away the best, allways entertaing. There is 1 couple who's vlog i find sickeningly sweet. Many i cannot believe get 2k views within an hour of posting. But yes i agree that most of their followers have never set foot on a narrowboat.
  2. Not realised it had been so long since posted on here, lockdown, lost password and other matters had kept me away from here. Firstly thanks to all who advised me on this, a stressful journey. Sleepless nights what have i done / bought, questions about brokers reputation, late paperwork. At several points i wish had not started this quest. Have bought property abroad and it was less stressful ! All finally completed in March due to delay in getting work done by marina from survey. Then, Not being a liveaboard i could not move boat until a month ago. Now at Overwater marina and........we love it!!!!! 25 hours cruising, few scrapes, we dread returning to marina as accurately mooring it needs bit more practice but from what have read on here this normal. Thanks again for all advice
  3. Mine is being done next week and not too far away from OP. Been told, into dry dock first thing Monday back in water noon Thursday. Its a dry dock with space heaters but should i challenge their time scale?
  4. Mine desperately needs blacking. Is it too early in the year? Am thinking a dry dock is always going to be a damp environment any time of year. Cold temperatures too must make a difference ?
  5. Thats lovely to know, good old fashioned service. Rare nowadays. Look forward to getting there.
  6. Well i have keys to the boat and registered in my name with CRT. Still chasing bill of sale however.
  7. Broker has not sent me bill of sale yet. Funds only transferred this week. Assume he needs vendor to complete this, saying it is free of debt and unencumbered etc. Other posts on here appear to suggest this is the norm.
  8. But you dont get that until you have paid your money . Seems an odd way to do business
  9. Well have just paid for a boat and few days on i have access to boat, keys are left at marina that broker works out of, but said i could take keys away with me. Have owners manual BSC etc ...so do i own a boat or should i wait for seller to return bill of sale i have signed before i relax?
  10. The manager is chap we dealt with. Very helpful despite not having firm dates for arrival was understanding and flexible. Cant get there now till Easter due to culvert collapse but they said no problem deposit on mooring will be held and dates will only start when we arrive. So far quite impressed with customer service.
  11. Currently my boat is at Nantwich booked into Overwater but cant get there till Easter. Cant go North as works at Beeston locks and wont get far on Barbridge link as have works ongoing on a bridge near Middlewhich. It appears i have bought a very expensive static caravan.....
  12. Have recently bought a boat from Nantwhich, have secured a mooring at Overwater, but of course cant get there due to culvert collapse and can't go North due to works at Beeston. Global warming or poor maintenace by CRT ?
  13. Yes that's it, new to this so didnt spot it,. Thanks for replies non the less
  14. Friend of mine moving his boat to enable medical treatment has reported stoppage at Anderton. Nothing on CRT site. Anyone know where to get further news?
  15. I have to add that the survey, carried out by Rick Tropman was very thorough with over 20 pages of facts rather than a dozen pages of caveats and waffle like many have seen. Happy to reccomend him, very professional.
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