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  1. All good stuff guys, and I guess I'd better not ask about using a trike! On a conventional two wheeler carrying stuff could also be a problem especially if you have a basket with say groceries on the front because of the wobble factor - so unless you fancy an early bath, a trailer behind is probably going to be a lot safer as you head back to that boat along the canal path.
  2. .... and not one doing 25mph!
  3. What's the deal with electric bikes on towpaths. Are they allowed and if so, what sort of restrictions if any are there... and recommendations please as thinking of getting a couple of 'em. Bikes in general can be a but of a nuisance as walkers will know, but are electric bikes charging along (see what I did there ๐Ÿ™‚) going just a bit too far?
  4. I'm left wondering if post Covid the bottom will start to fall out of the camper van/motor home market. Still popular of course, but for how much longer.
  5. For those like myself that sell their house before buying a 'live aboard' boat, where do you/did you live during the interim. Not wanting to impose on friends and family we'll need to find somewhere that does not deplete our capital too much but by crikey, rentals are really expensive - so any suggestions guys... apart from don't be so daft. One idea which might be daft is to buy a motor home and sell it once we find a boat but that just seems messy plus, there would be some sort of ground rent to pay if it's parked up somewhere for weeks or even months.
  6. Anybody tried sofa bunk beds? Not sure if you'd get the height. interesting idea though.... or not. https://www.housebeautiful.com/shopping/a26065840/luonto-sofa-bunkbed/
  7. So what's the latest guys on solar panels. Trying to find a price/company to fit flexible/adhesive panels on a 57' new build (5/6 panels?) Willing to pay a fair price for a decent set-up, but not willing or wanting to be robbed! These two guys seem to have it well sorted, but on asking they tell me it was a couple of years back and cannot remember? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N8MDSI1R5Y
  8. Yes, I did see the search box once - but then seemed to lose it again. ๐Ÿ˜€
  9. I did a little search but new to the site and like a narrowboat, not always easy to navigate. ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. Are extra cassettes expensive? There are storage issues of course.
  11. ะกะปะฐะฒะฐ ะฃะบั€ะฐั—ะฝั–..... ๐Ÿ‘
  12. Thanks, taken on board. ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. F'sure pump are the only thing I have ever experienced in the past and the only cassettes I have seen truth be told is on/in my brothers motor home.
  14. All good stuff guys, guess I'll stay with cassettes and see how it goes.
  15. Sounds better that what I have seen on youtube so thanks, will take your advice and see how it goes. What's the worst that can happen! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  16. Probably not actually as I can see the savings, but having seen a read about how unpleasant it can be to tip out your waste and not infrequently, I have begun to wonder. Guess I need to talk more to those with cassettes. Point taken, but surely it's going to be cheaper to do any work before the boat goes into the water rather than afterwards? No lifting out and putting back in for starters.
  17. Thanks Peter. Guess a visit first (without any boat of course) would be the order of the day,
  18. Not sold on cassette loos (or compost come to that truth be told) - so how difficult or possible is it to convert from cassette to pump out as I guess having the latter involves having a poo storage tank fitted . Big job on an existing boat, but easier on a new build even if it's not in the original build spec? Not the most pleasant of subjects, but we've all got to do it. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  19. Well further checking and it looks like that in 2020 at least the entrance to Lydney was silted up and a map shows the section from the marina is not navigable so...
  20. Equity release? Not in this lifetime - it's akin to giving half the value of your house away! Terrible idea and only for the desperate. Renting our house out also not on the cards as we've experienced too many horror stories to go down that road.
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