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Justin Smith

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    Sheffield
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    Swimming, boating, TV/radio transmission, railways, travel and my family, not necessarily in that order.

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  1. Funnily enough, whilst working the locks on our last trip, I asked one or two women why they did it that way, and they both said it was a matter of confidence in steering the boat, esp if any other boats are around, or any gongoozlers. They also didn't like their husbands going on at them if they accidentally scraped the boat, which is sometimes impossible not to do anyway, esp if there's a bend just before the lock. My wife tends to be more bothered then me about making a bollox of any manoeuvre, as we all do every now and again (esp when there's an audience) and it takes her an hour or two t
  2. Women are better drivers than men, certainly safer, because they tend to be less aggressive. If I had to choose between sharing the roads with all women drivers or all men I'd choose the former every time, so I am not biased against women drivers. I think it's probably true to say men tend to be better at parking, but nobody, generally speaking, gets killed or seriously injured parking, which is what really counts. On the canals my wife is as good as me at steering, though we have a forte in different areas, she concentrates better than me for one.
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  4. Could someone please explain to me why it is usually the women doing the hard work and the men just cruising in and out of the locks ? ! ? I have never understood it at all. My wife pilots the boat in usually ever since she was pregnant and we thought it inadvisable for her to be exerting herself too much, it was that trip which gave her the confidence. She's very good at it too, in some ways better than me because she has more patience. We just had a week on the Oxford and there were some gates and paddles (esp the top paddles) which I, as a 6ft 11 stone bloke, was really struggling
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