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  5. And your beer will always come via the great British pint I was one of many that persued a course of action that eventualy saw us keeping the correct beer measurements in the UK for perpetuity
  6. I doubt you need worry about recognition? I wouldnt recognise it although after this thread which a few forumites have seen I may remember the name of the boat. I doubt very much there are many people who actualy look at v log blogg whatsits anyway and those that do there will not be many boat owners amongst them.
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  8. The Brasenose are very accomodating. Its always been vastly superior to the Red Lion which I have often found to be the case with pubs nearer to the canal. We had to cancel our music festival last weekend due to staff down with covid and the Brasenose kindly took the bands on last minute. However due to weather and very last minute change of venue I dont think it went too well. Sad facts are that many proper pubs post covid at present are trying to entice foodies in at the expense of the proper pub goer, my lad is doing the same as there are still less folks about though he says they are deffo coming back out the woodwork. We use The Pickled Ploughman which happily let you sit amongst the food tables when drinking beer. It monitors whats going on for them and keeps customers away from the bars and works well. My local here with views on a good day of The statue of liberty does not do food at all ever and he had his busiest week ever two weeks ago as people are venturing out, its great to see. Small changes such as have to sign in on arrival and no standing at the bar but thats it, so nearly a real pub again.
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    The last sentence is the hard bit for many I fink. Our lovely Lab is about ten now at least and been with us ten years nearly. We said about five years ago that she would be our last as we didnt think it right to take on a new dog whenever that time comes as at our ages we may pop and leave the dog homeless. As time though moves on we are now thinking......maybe just one more lol.
  10. Still open on the Oxford. For instance Lower Heyford. Aynho. Cropredy etc all doing meals and properly open thank God.
  11. The heating elemnt jobby in the back has probably jacked in. A doddle to change once you have the back exposed.
  12. That nice man sold the business on ten years ago lol!! When first forced on us that poxy lift bridge often cost me money as it broke down most days. Once it broke down in the up position for a couple of hours until lowered by BW with cars stuck both sides and customers unable to either leave or come in. I was not a happy bunny. It never broke down when it was a proper lift bridge.
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  14. Yes, The Llangollen thingy lol. Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee most overrated canal known to man 😁 The water trough jobbies in the sky are awesome but thats about it.
  15. Count yerself lucky 😃. Did it once and decided there and then that once was enough!
  16. As above. If I am lead boat and opening/lifting I wait until all others pass thro then close, board and set off again. Simples.
  17. Calcutt were always very fair with mine. It did a humungous amount of hours but eventualy it gave up the ghost.
  18. I wonder if Peppers is still or ever living aboard a boat? If they did how long was it before reality binned the incinerater bog?
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  22. Its gone on for many years and long before CART were ever even thought of. I remember vividly going downt weed atch every 200 yards on the western end of the K and A in the early nineties to clear the bloomin prop.
  23. Lots of good advice above, however just to throw in a curved ball re hull condition, you must see the hull rather than go by how much, how often its been blacked etc. I bought a 6mm bottomed colecraft boat in 2000. The boat was a 1981 and the bloke I bought it from had owned it from nearly new for 18 years. He was an honest bloke who said it had never been blacked in his ownership of 18 years, he had only bimbled up and down from his mooring for many years so I offered and he accepted a very low price. I dont have surveys so was happy again to take the risk and it was in the water so couldnt see much apart from the usual waterline. I bought and took it to Johny Pinder for a hull survey and the worst part of the 6 mil base plate and sides was 5.7 mm. It was vrtualy like new. There was a tiny amount of wear on the chines at the arse end which was nowt. The boat is still going strong in others ownership. Just sayin like.
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