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Flyboy

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About Flyboy

  • Birthday 05/06/1949

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Derbyshire
  • Interests
    Aircraft, Steam railways, Industrial archeology. Canal boats & history.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Retired aviation engineer/inspector
  • Boat Name
    Phoebe
  • Boat Location
    Derbyshire

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  1. Shouldn't your second line be 2035 ?
  2. I think that very few boaters will be converting their boats at 12K a go so will give up. Hire companies won't be converting either because very few people will hire a boat that will be very expensive and spend half their holiday charging it. The only electric hire boat I know of is on the short Mon & Brec. The popular cruising rings like the 4 counties, Stourport ring, Avon ring etc will no longer be doable in a week. With the demise of the hire fleets and reduction of private owners CaRT & EA will have a much reduced income so the canals and rivers will go into a state of dereliction. This is just my opinion but having had a chat recently with a hire company guy whilst re-fueling my nasty polluting diesel boat was of the same opinion.
  3. Well you won't even be able to use a horse then as it's not zero emission.
  4. The first & second statements confirm that builders can still fit diesel engines up to 2035. Any boat is capable of being converted.
  5. You will need a wide beam boat, or a narrow boat towing a 70ft butty covered in solar panels.
  6. From the Gov. website. https://www.gov.uk/redundancy-your-rights/being-selected-for-redundancy Unfair selection You cannot be selected for the following reasons - your redundancy would be classed as an unfair dismissal: sex gender reassignment marital status sexual orientation race disability religion or belief age your membership or non-membership of a trade union health and safety activities working pattern, for example part-time or fixed-term employees maternity leave, birth or pregnancy paternity leave, parental or dependants leave you’re exercising your statutory rights whistleblowing, for example making disclosures about your employer’s wrongdoing taking part in lawful industrial action lasting 12 weeks or less taking action on health and safety grounds doing jury service you’re the trustee of a company pension scheme As most of the tunnel staff are seasonal this would apply :- working pattern, for example part-time or fixed-term employees
  7. As I understand it CaRT can't make anyone redundant unless the jobs have disappeared. If they replace the paid staff by volunteers, surely they will be breaking employment laws. The lawyers will have a field day.
  8. Or use a new switch & 2 keys for £7.32 inc. post. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Car-Motorcycle-Boat-12V-Ignition-Key-Switch-Barrel-Kit-w-Keys/233667122847?epid=20028140190&hash=item3667a5569f:g:L8AAAOSw74JfJP27
  9. At those prices it would be more cost effective to get a new ignition switch which would come with 2 keys. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Car-Motorcycle-Boat-12V-Ignition-Key-Switch-Barrel-Kit-w-Keys/233667122847?epid=20028140190&hash=item3667a5569f:g:L8AAAOSw74JfJP27
  10. I suggest you contact Richard or Sue Powell at Marine Engine Services who is a CWDF forum member and a Lister specialist. https://mesmidlands.wordpress.com/about/
  11. It doesn't look like a digger key to me. https://www.key2code.co.uk/plant-keys.html#/
  12. If your hiring a boat the company will have copies of Pearsons & Nicholsons available for sale. I suggest you have a look on Ebay also.
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  15. I've met Jenny Roberts on several occasions and she was most pleasant and happy to chat about horse boating. She certainly wasn't in the obnoxious category.
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