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    Hemel Hempstead, when not on boat

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    Marine Engineer (Retired) Boat Safety Examiner
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    Grand Union Hertfordshire & Coventry Canal Warwickshire

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  1. Wish you had let me know you were taking picture, I would have tidied up a bit. No its not a ex-working boat but I built it 42years ago, I named it Comet after the small Woolwich Comet I worked for Willow Wren in 1964/5.
  2. Just as an aside, why is it called the Suez Canal and not the Suez Channel as it is connected directly to the sea either end?
  3. That would be Bill of N/b Janus not sure when he passed away, He and his wife Shiela had a fish and chip shop in Matlock.
  4. What about the cruising club at Acton Bridge, lots of cruisers there
  5. Charles Hadfield wrote the Foreword in my book Working Boats published by David & Charles in 1988, they got taken over by I think Readers Digest, they are now back in a reformed management buyout but not in Newton Abbot.
  6. I thought they were for tying your fenders onto.
  7. Never mind the hire boats, my first day out on holiday and i'm 12th in the queue.
  8. I am a boater, have been for 65years, you are either a boater with a house, a continuous moorer or someone who lives on a boat for whatever reason.
  9. Explained to the wife how all the electrics, Victron/Sterling work in engine room, she is now creating a Excell spread sheet with lots of boxes and wiring diagrams.
  10. Or as I always say Caveat Emptor.
  11. Isolating transformer for me
  12. The towpath along side the Agenda 21 moorings have recently had a substantial make over, its a bit like a new motorway now.
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