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  1. I heard whispers that it had been sorted out which is why I asked the question. From the lack of confirmation on here I guess not.
  2. Slightly off topic.Has the tax/duty situation regarding HVO been sorted out yet? I've heard rumours but not seen anything official.
  3. The Cotton Arms has a big campsite behind it but seemingly that isn't enough to keep it going. On our last visit no food was available and the bar staff suggested we go over the road.
  4. Stoppage 24/02/2024 from Dane road bridge Stretford to Seamons Moss Bridge Altrincham 06:00 to 18:00 to facilitate Trafford Rowing Club Regatta.
  5. I think the drone footage showed that the gabions had moved.
  6. I hired a boat that had a very tired stern gland. We were alerted to this fact when we got back from a lunchtime pub visit to find the floor at the rear of the boat immersed in water. Our shared boat had a wet bilge. Water ran from the foredeck through the boat in a steel channel and emerged in the engine bilge. One winter the boat was left at a now defunct wharf. I visited to do some work in the bathroom to find the rear carpets under water. The "mechanic" charged with doing winter maintenance hadn't noticed she was sitting low in the water. Mr Nobody had detached the wires from the autofloat. Being a Pat Buckle cheepo build the upstand between the bilge and the back cabin didn't go all the way up to the gunwales and anyway holes had been cut in it for pipework during the fitout. Luckily the winter rainfall wasn't bad enough to take the boat to the bottom.
  7. Either is a possibility. It is inferred that the skin fitting was the cause though. I wonder if the surveyor spotted it but nothing was done about it prior to the sale and relocation. That would explain why the insurance company has walked away.
  8. You beat me to it. Not a lot of ballast either
  9. Well all I can say is six years after the repaint we haven't got any scratches from trees. Plenty of abrasion on the gunnels from lock sides and the bank though.
  10. Tree branch scratches are not inevitable. When you have paid 10K + you don't tangle with trees.
  11. It's difficult to say. I will admit that I cycled in to a car two weeks ago. I was going uphill, head down in the rain, so quite slow. No harm to the qashqai but ended up with a bruised arm and ribs. Those cyclists in the Vid will have learned a lesson.
  12. It's undoubtedly going to be the small print that puts the onus on the owners to keep the boat in a seaworthy condition. Not saying it is the case here but if you can't be bothered to pull your boat out of the water every two to three years to black the hull it's not surprising that the insurance company might feel reluctant to cough up. Buying your first boat from Facebook Marketplace has got to be a huge gamble.
  13. Just this morning a friend was telling me he's got to have a bat survey before he can convert his loft. Apparently, it has recently become compulsory across the borough. Sound a bit expensive just to check for bat droppings.
  14. Progress at last. Photograph shows the first of the bottom gates being lifted out. It gives some idea of how much stonework needs to be removed. Goodness knows where they will put it. The site hasn't enough room to swing a cat. Interestingly, it is Bentley who are doing the job rather than Kier who did the last one higher up the flight.
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