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  2. Having party boats with up to 200 revellers go past late at night is bad enough but this Behemoth is on far greater scale. There is a petition here https://www.change.org/p/the-london-mayor-the-ocean-diva-party-boat-will-ruin-the-most-historic-part-of-the-thames?recruiter=295413633&recruited_by_id=d59fa610-f8e0-11e4-95e5-09b49dd68e52
  3. I do sympathise. The only time I've really and truly got stuck was on the Leicester line. I moved over to give an oncoming boat more room and got held firm on a great lump of concrete. None of the usual methods worked, including using rocking, shifting ballast, using a cabin shaft as a lever (it broke) and a Tirfor (because of the angle it simply pulled the boat over to an alarming degreee). In the end it took the combined power of three passing boats to haul it off). Not much help, I admit to the OP. Best of luck.
  4. When looking for something else I came across this article from the Leicester Mercury for 12th June 1974. The Savenake was built by Fernie Steel of Market Harborough and fitted out by Foxton Boat Services. I wonder when the protective cowl was removed.
  5. There was nothing to beat sausages and bacon fried up over the blow lamp while the Seffle was heating up
  6. No one has yet mentioned a Refleks. One of these will easily meet the OP's requirements. Excellent IMO.
  7. I always used to think that this boat was powered by a paddle wheel until I saw it whizz past with the wheel inactive.
  8. The price has dropped from £250K when new to £125K now. A bargain for someone. 😄
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  10. True. For a discussion about how this floating bridge might have been constructed see here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-hellenic-studies/article/abs/construction-of-xerxes-bridge-over-the-hellespont/A2EBCE0450608778B2C84FC3D107BBC9
  11. What about the floating bridge of boats across the Hellespont, constructed by Xerxes in 480 BC?
  12. https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/97350-water-tank-level-gauge-best-thing-ever/&do=findComment&comment=2173699 I think the cost may have gone up since 2018, but it's still a very simple and effective method of measuring water consumption.
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  14. At our last BSS the examiner completed all the details online while he was still on the boat. He then sent me a link so that I could print out the certificate. It all happened at the end of the examination. No paper involved and all very efficient.
  15. How about that. A definitive, accurate, uncontroversial answer within three minutes
  16. For what it's worth I used this felt tape as a stopgap until I could make a more permanent solution. I expected it to last a few months, but it's been working smoothly for four years. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shintop-Adhesive-Hardwood-Laminate-Flooring/dp/B07LG5SVNH/ref=asc_df_B07LG5SVNH/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309800630830&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16196094106365771654&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006886&hvtargid=pla-646796858124&psc=1
  17. You might find this helpful I don't know about mold treatment, but I've used epoxy resin on top of Cuprinol wood hardener.
  18. If you need to replace a skin fitting which has a back nut, a removable inspection plate makes access a lot easier.
  19. Here's one I made from routed MDF and aluminium. It's still good after 15 years.
  20. Years ago we had an Arctic stove in our first boat - a Springer. These are no longer made, but they sometimes turn up online. They are ideal for a small boat.
  21. I always pay over the phone, never by BACS or Direct Debit. That way I can be certain that I'm paying the correct price. I've had so many mistakes made on my account over the years e.g. no historic discount applied, wrong length of boat charged for, VAT not added to the bill, mooring fees wrongly calculated etc. etc.
  22. It has. In Jan 2021 it was for sale at £125K.
  23. Yes he did. If you ask him he'll regale you with an epic journey he once took with a load of bricks.
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