Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

Nightwatch

Patron Donate to Canal World
  • Content Count

    9581
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    10

Nightwatch last won the day on July 27 2019

Nightwatch had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

985 Excellent

5 Followers

About Nightwatch

  • Birthday 04/21/1953

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Continuous leisure boater

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Very Advanced Trainee Boater
  • Boat Name
    Nightwatch
  • Boat Location
    Banbury Area. Duckin’an divin’.

Recent Profile Visitors

16461 profile views
  1. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  2. I, borrowed one of these, slow motorised wheelchairs once, about a year ago, I had a tiny break in one of my feet and needed to collect something from Argos. The owner said you don’t need the ‘quick’ setting and it will suck charge out of the battery. First thing I did was switch to ‘go faster mode’ and Bloomin’ eck did it move. Nor did I know that bus lanes were not an option for these flying machines. Great fun. Had to have another beer when I got back!!
  3. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  4. Confession time. Quite often when filling a lock, going up hill of course, The boat will eventually want to creep forward to the top gate. I go astern a little and the bow fender will ‘kiss’ the top gate. The boat settles and I apply slow forward tick over to hold the boat to the gate. Once level water is attained the boat assists the lock wheeler, bless her, in opening the gate. Once the gate is ‘on the move’ neutral is the order of the day. Gate opens and all is fine. About eight months ago ascending Grants Lock, unbeknown to me, that sone of the contents of the lock cottage had been dumped in the canal and indeed the lock. Also, unbeknown at the time, was that I had picked up a quilt around the prop. Filling the lock the boat behaved in the way described above, I applied astern to no effect and clobbered the top gate. Broke a few glasses and moved our Ornaments somewhat. No damage to said gate, thankfully.
  5. Just seen this on another site. An idea to put to CRT perhaps.
  6. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  7. I shall have another ponder then. Thanks all.
  8. I do like a map to ponder over. Ploughing through pages and pages of individual stoppages is not for me. Perhaps the maps haven’t been updated.
  9. Saw them, but I prefer the map version. Neither shown in the map I looked at.
  10. This post cannot be displayed because it is in a forum which requires at least 10 posts to view.
  11. I have searched for, but not found any posts regarding the above. Anyway looked at the stoppage programme. Is it me?, or are there very few stoppages this year. I know of a couple of locks on the South Oxford that could do with a bit of repair and maintenance. They don’t seem to be on the stoppage notice. There must be others around the network. Perhaps I’m looking in the wrong place, but I don’t think I am.
  12. I think the wording is a bit soppy. Show respect, Slowdown. Sounds a bit better. or.........Speeding cyclists are at risk........... Of being thrown in the canal!!
  13. Firefly was the approaching boat that we moved away from you for. Good to have a little chat to you both.
  14. One of my sons was in the market for a rare, in the area, doer upper property. Sealed bids only. What a farce! He did, in fact, put in an offer. Told he wasn’t successful but wasn’t intoned why. Too low a bid, too high unrealistic offer, he wasn’t a preferred buyer, wasn’t the favourite builder, no reason given. Worse than gazumping in my opinion.
  15. That, to my mind, is an ideal purchase for the right people. Been in there a number of times. Great little business (when the weather suits!).
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.