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BrumBargee

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  7. Liverpool has some amazing independent pubs, bars and restaurants but you won't find any of them around the waterfront unfortunately (those spots seem to be reserved for the big chains). If it's the kind of thing you're after, the area between Bold St and Duke St is not a bad starting place. There is also a growing scene along Jamaica St. starting where the Cains Brewery used to be.
  8. I've lived aboard full time for nearly 5 years now. For the first few years, I had to stay in one place for work and so paid for permanent moorings. I've since changed jobs primarily to enable me to work remotely and enable CC'ing. I've already gone as far North as Liverpool, East to Peterborough and South to Devizes all while working from the boat. If I have to travel to an office, I jump on the train. I know it's easy for me to say but this is what I consider 'Continuous Cruising', ie bona fide cruising the system and moving around the country, not endlessly circling the same town. If you need to stay in one area then by definition you can't cruise continuously. Really, you need to decide whether the elements of your lifestyle that are keeping you in one place are more important than your desire to live on a boat without a home mooring. My previous job was tying me to one area, so I left it and found a different one. I support most of what the NBTA do because they're one of the few organisations that genuinely recognise the value of having people living on the waterways. What I don't agree with is people who really need a permanent mooring abusing the system, but they are a very small minority compared to the 10,000s boats on the system.
  9. Like most voluntary codes, the people that read it will be the ones that already follow it. The people that need to read it won't bother.
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  24. It's a common assumption Tony but I'm 29 and have been using the internet since I was 7 years old. I too remember the days when forums (and the internet in general) were much more civilised and wish it was still like that. It used to feel like much more of a community. I don't think age has as much to do with it as experience and speed of adoption. I see just as many older people who are new to the internet get wrapped up in pointless bickering because they don't understand the etiquette. I think like a lot of things, once it starts to get mass appeal any sense of community standards go out the window and it becomes a free for all. P.S. I am almost 30 so I'm not sure if I qualify as a younger person anymore ?
  25. Bluepoint marine is the only real "boatyard" in the city itself and they have hardstanding available. They will no doubt be at the pricier end but the facilities and expertise there are very good. It's accessible from the network via the Liverpool link - their lift is situated in Brunswick Dock. Scarisbrick marina is probably the next closest. (Narrowboat slipway and hardstanding) Although a bit further south Hesford Marine on the Bridgewater is a dedicated DIY yard, set up for longer-term hardstanding users. This might be of interest particularly if you're looking to be out of the water for several months or more. It's worth saying that I've never known of any boatyard on the canal system that would let you use their machining/woodworking facilities. Generally the arrangement is you provide all your own tools and if you're lucky they might let you use the power supply. A number of deaths and accidents in recent years in DIY boatyards has really clamped down on what they are willing/insured to provide.
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