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  1. A couple of weeks or so late for that, surely?
  2. Trouble with NBTA though, is they p*ss all over everything indiscriminately.
  3. There is an area in Woking, Surrey called Shearwater, and the Basingstoke runs right through it. Main claim to fame is Paul Weller grew up there. The Basy there is however, only about 30ft wide!
  4. A CCer who never stays in one place for more than two weeks is by definition ill-equipped to observe and comment on the problem of long term VM-hogging. Unless of course they are actually CMing.
  5. Same here. I live 100 yards from the canal and drive over the same canal bridge every day. The the 48hr VM visible from the bridge have been occupied by the same two widebeams for almost as long as I can remember. Certainly many months. The third space on the 48hr VM is also usually occupied by one boat or another and I'd say the average stay on that third space is typically about a month. People who have the opportunity to observe the same bit of canal day in, day out for long periods are far better placed to spot CMing than boaters on a cruise.
  6. Pretty sure the water in the photo with bugs in came directly from the water tap. Back on 24th Feb 2024 the OP said this: "Oh sorry if I didn’t make this clear. This water has come straight from the shore point and is going straight into a kilner jar with a tap, which I get glasses of drinking water from. " So I think the photo is of the Kilner jar having just been filled from the CRT water tap.
  7. Great-looking boat! (Needs a bow fender, by the way.)
  8. Yes that's easy. CRT asks "Do you have a home mooring?" Answer no and that means you must be mooring out on the towpath all year round so a bill is issued for 365 nights at £10 a night. Cheap and easy. I can't imagine that costing £10, let alone £10 a night.
  9. Friend of mine makes a rather un-PC joke about them - involving some advice about never getting married lol!
  10. Charging faux CCers for overnight towpath mooring every night could fix a helluvalot more...
  11. I was thinking they might marginally further restrict the flow of water into the prop, making cavitation slightly worse.
  12. The "big red key" issued to Police opens most locks easily.
  13. I'd imagine with a cavitation problem, welding on anti-ventilation plates would make no difference or could make it worse, if anything.
  14. Having read the latest update my money is on you and Arthur being jointly right, and the earth strap bolt onto the engine is loose/dirty/heating up.
  15. As you seem to want to discuss a different subject now, start a new thread on it.
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  17. I'll leave you to it as once again, you employ the debating technique of a six-year old.
  18. NO WE AREN'T. We are discussing CRT towpath mooring charges.
  19. Lol, it was a trick question! You switched it back to licence fees. We are discussing mooring fees.
  20. Boats on waters other than CRT waters won't be mooring on CRT towpaths overnight, so should pay nothing. What do you think they should pay?
  21. And being an electric boat, a generator and petrol. Err....
  22. Yep. Only fair for all boats mooring on the towpath to pay my proposed towpath mooring fee. Whether or not they have a home mooring somewhere else. The point is to correct the inherent unfairness and at the same time, raise funds for maintenance of the waterways. Heavy going, wasn't it!!
  23. Cobblers. Paying to moor overnight works perfectly well on The Thames.
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