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MtB

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  1. It's a test. Anyone who can see the button top right of their screen, qualifies to join in!
  2. You should see in the waiting room in my local surgery!
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  5. Mebbe Rich will grant u a speshul newbie pass
  6. I can see him in there too now, AND I can post. The box to type in is not immediately obvious. Prolly because you've only bin a member for 12 years....
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  8. "Oops! You don't have permission to chat." Anyone else getting this error message after clicking on the "Chatbox" link, top right of every page? I'm wondering if perhaps I haven't been a member here for long enough, or perhaps my post count is too low....
  9. Sharing wide locks is fine as long as you persuade the other boater to go in first. The trouble starts when you encounter another boater who has also worked this out!
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  11. Scotland probably, judging by the PO's profile.
  12. Disagree. I think this would wholly fair and reasonable. Another idea I've not seen mentioned is charge by displacement. That just HAS to be 'fair'.
  13. The thing is, the size of the boat is a very loose proxy for ability to pay, so charging by length x beam is undoubtedly fairer than just by length. It's how its been done on The Thames for as long as I can remember and it works very well.
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  15. Excellent idea. Right, now that's all sorted out does anyone fancy a beer?
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  18. Surely you just get the survey done at the same time as the boat is docked for blacking. Also, insurance companies are usually happy with a "hull-only" survey which last time I had one done for insurance during docking for blacking, cost me £250 inc VAT. So your £800-£1,000 is just scare-mongering. Again.
  19. Yes you ol' cynic, you! An even better idea might be to take a CRT on-line mooring and stay out on the cut. Then not 'cheek-by-jowl', and LadyG can cruise when she likes and hunker down when she likes. Best of both. Cue a paragraph or three of reasons why not...
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  21. Mebbe the idea is you can put the plug in? (And perhaps hold it down with a pile of bricks.) Mind you, if it gets to the stage where the boat is so low in the water it is back-flowing up the plug hole, I'd suggest the boat has bigger problems than whether the plug hole or the sink rim was the important factor.
  22. Next time? I'm still curious about why this one needed to be changed in the first place!
  23. Oh and another thing. What qualifications does the surveyor have that makes him/her a "surveyor"? This does look to me like a 'copy-n-paste' survey where they start off with the same thing for every survey, and edit it to suit each boat, but forgot to delete some bits. What length is your "small vessel such as this"?
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