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zenataomm

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    Was "Alderley Rose"
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  1. The thread that now runs into 10 pages and we've all be commenting on since Saturday evening? Welcome to the party! Pull up a lock beam and have a biscuit.
  2. Barry with Whitby & Pictor used to run single handed. There is a (possibly apocryphal) story regarding a GRP cruiser tied up on the outside of a bend for lunch. The owners of which where afforded the rare opportunity to closely inspect the rivet pattern employed by H&W in the front end of the Small Woolwich.
  3. His boat should be called "Rough Justice"
  4. Showed his true colours there. What an unpleasant individual, he even put his wife at risk.
  5. It was written by Arnold Ridley you know (Pvt. Godfrey)
  6. Are these the moorings some drunken woman careered through a few years back colliding with moored boats?
  7. Some car alarms have motion detectors which means everybody around may enjoy its melliferous tones every time somebody passes you on tickover. My car alarm could also be triggered when I had a dog, so you may want to consider what that could mean. I too have solar powered lights, they're also dead handy for when you return to the boat from an evening at the pub, or walking the dogs. Some of the cheaper DIY house alarms are actually 12V DC and use magnetic switches which might be more to your needs.
  8. It was Waterways World (as in title)
  9. I haven't bought a Canal Comic in years mainly being because since I started in the early 70s I've read and reread the same articles repeatedly and I object paying a fiver for mainly adverts. However with an hour and a half to kill at Kings Cross Station I plumped for the above publication, and it was great fun. First thing to grab my attention was an advert from Eton Mess Boatbuilders extolling the positives of turning to them for a new boat. Their advert didn't convince me as I felt they may not have the eye for detail I'd require when it comes to quality. I then discovered The IWA may have committed themselves to an offer similar to the one that nearly bankrupted Hoover back in 1992 when they offered free flights to America OOPSY! Thank goodness their "Full Scale" map of the UK's Waterways is unique, we wouldn't want too many of those drifting around Britain would we? As tempted as I might be, I have to admit I've simply no where to keep one. Could you imagine when you wanted to fold it up you'd have to ask everyone in the country to get off it first. Nightmare! I then went on to read an article entitled "Wide Beam Guide Cruising Routes" The opening paragraph: - "All Britain's navigable rivers are open to the barge-owner, from the royal River Thames, to the mighty Severn and Trent. There are many canals to help you get from one to another - and which provide enjoyable cruising in themselves." It does continue about "low bridges" and "Slightly narrower locks than usual" ????? However for me the winning paragraph was the last one: - "You can't get from one (River) to the other by canal. But if your boat is good enough and you have some experience, you can make the passage on coastal waters" !!!!!! If I was fresh to Inland Waterways and had shed loads of dosh that article wouldn't suggest any issues to me nor would it even cause me to wonder if I needed to research about particular details let alone where or why. If this is how new boaters are being reeled in, no wonder we're facing the problems we are.
  10. During my five pubs I had a sign visible only to my staff ….. THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT THEY'RE OFTEN ... MISINFORMED TRYING IT ON SELFISH RUDE, AND DON'T COMPREHEND THE SMALLEST PART OF YOUR WORKING DAY. BUT, THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT!
  11. Didn't Double Pennant near Autherley hire out similar looking boats in the mid 60s?
  12. It's Wisbech, the building is now an amusement arcade. Perhaps.
  13. Interesting story behind this? Or just poorly worded?
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