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Mike the Boilerman

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  1. In the light of all this I judged the current bid to represent what they call "fully priced", and decided not to bid. I was also concerned about the comment that VAT @ 20% would be added 'if applicable' or some such term, making the potential price at the current bid #3,696.60. Plus the cost of immediate recovery, licencing, BSS probably, insurance, painting it and bringing it up generally to a decent standard, makes it look no longer much of a bargain to me. Top money for a Springer like that in tip-top nick is about 20K I'd say, so still a reasonable deal for someone with time to spare.
  2. Matty Raises an interesting point. Will overstaying count as ‘inconsiderate mooring’?
  3. Prolly why they’ve all been there for a week...
  4. In which case, I wonder what the basis of their entitlement to sell it happens to be. I'm sure there will be one, but just seizing a boat because it shouldn't be there then auctioning it doesn't seem very 'legal' at first sight.
  5. This means very little given most electric ovens draw less than 2kW. Sometimes a lot less.
  6. Yes it is permanent, that is the whole point of the ticking the tick, to make it permanent. Or it is permanent for me anyway, without clearing my cached pages.
  7. Yeah, right. You have a track record of starting threads on controversial subjects over on the political board because you get off on creating conflict. Now the politics board has been hidden from view you've come over here to continue your hobby. Quelle surprise, to paraphrase that nice Mr Clary.
  8. As Rich rarely actually uses the forum to engage in real-time back-and-forth discussion, I think you're right.
  9. This is the nub of it. The GU was designed and built for narrow boats, but is being filled up with widebeams by people with little or no interest in boating. People whose only or main concern is to obtain accommodation as similar as possible to a house, but cheaper.
  10. More a case of schadenfreude I'd suggest than jealousy. There is a body of opinion amongst old skool boaters that such large boats are not good for the canals. The canals are for boating, not as a 'land grab' to put the largest possible boat in and move it the smallest possible distance and use it as a house. An abuse of the system, some say, and the OP appears to be gloating about how this went wrong for this particular couple.
  11. OR, a quicker way is to find the tiny little grey "tick" symbol to the right of the "View New Content" title (on the top left of the white part of your page after modifying and saving your VNC), and click on it. Clicking it toggles it between grey and green. Make it go green. This makes your newly saved VNC your default, otherwise it reverts to the old VNC. Doing this saves all the mucking about with the cache/cookies etc.
  12. Three further fixes reqd. 1) To get rid of the duplicate entries, go to the "Show Me" menu. Select "Content Items Only". Save the new configuration as above. 2) To make the new VNC actually work, click on the little tiny hard-to-spot "tick" in the top line of the white bit, just to the right of the View New Content title on the left hand side. Make it go green. 3) To get rid of Politics (if you still have it) is more time consuming, but well worthwhile. Under the "Following" tab, click on "Content Posted In Areas I follow". Save the new config as before. Now navigate to "Home", and visit each sub-forum you like to read and "follow" it. (Click the "Follow" link in the top right hand corner of the white bit.) Do this for every sub-forum you want to appear in your VNC. Leave out "Politics". Job done!!
  13. There will be loads of duplicate post entries in VNC. A different change documented in another thread fixes this. BUT Politics has reappeared in my own VNC
  14. all you need do is set aside a couple of hours tomorrow to trawl through all the threads on it, and bingo you’ll be back to how it was before being ‘improved’!!
  15. it appears to work initially, but there are more probs you will notice in a while
  16. There has been a ‘site improvement’ tonight. Do you like it??
  17. Thanks, seems to have fixed it for me too. Just need to get tribey to do it now....
  18. I wasn't 'Jeezing" at you, I was Jeezing at the admin assertion this is correct!!!
  19. Don't worry, it is supposed to be like that.... Jeez....
  20. Ah sussed the problem. My newly saved VNC is not being entered into the "View New Content" link, top right of every page. Yes, this. The new VNC created needs to be inserted into our VNC links on each page, somehow. WHAT a fuck up.
  21. Thank you, this has fixed the multiple thread entries for me too. Now the forum is useable for me at least, again. What a shame we have to figure this stuff out for ourselves. Oh, I take that back. I now have 4 entries for this thread. Better than 15 though! Nope, its gone back up to 15. DOH!!!
  22. Do you not have an option labelled "Everything" in the drop down then?
  23. Sadly forum admin holds that this is correct and normal behaviour, and nothing has changed. It has always done this, apparently. Yeah, right...
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