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rgreg

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  1. Use this around the wooden frames and you won't have condensation again: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html/ref=pa_sp_phone_search_atf_aps_sr_pg1_1?ie=UTF8&adId=A08076722OIRGWACIZXA1&url=%2Ftesa-UK-Thermocover-Insulating-Windows%2Fdp%2FB0038JE7X6%2Fref%3Dmp_s_a_1_1_sspa%3Fadgrpid%3D53323020375%26gclid%3DEAIaIQobChMI6-KYqrbe5wIVQRSPCh2FKgBeEAAYAyAAEgKI3_D_BwE%26hvadid%3D259159955246%26hvdev%3Dm%26hvlocphy%3D9046811%26hvnetw%3Dg%26hvqmt%3De%26hvrand%3D1553376605606095530%26hvtargid%3Dkwd-303020806221%26hydadcr%3D18247_1724480%26keywords%3Ddouble%2Bglazing%2Bfilm%26qid%3D1582143107%26sr%3D8-1-spons%26psc%3D1&qualifier=1582143107&id=898234117294241&widgetName=sp_phone_search_atf
  2. It was actually quite a feat to select candidates from such a large list of mostly unknown people and basing that decision on a short statement. Despite this, I persevered on principal.
  3. What some consider fair will not be to others; there are plenty of boaters who would be happy with a limited cruising range whereas others would find it problematic. Open the floodgates and it all starts to add up.
  4. In the case of the Lancaster closure, it is for maintenance. If CRT start issuing licence discounts for stoppages they'll have even less money for maintenance.
  5. The problem is, where do CRT draw the line with this? For example, the Lancaster Canal is blocked north of Lancaster for 5 months, leaving only a short stretch available; should all those trapped boats get a discount? The end result would only mean controversy and reduced income for CRT.
  6. Could you not escape via the Ship Canal?
  7. I just picked one of these up at Aldi; perhaps not the most powerful available but adequate, rechargeable, and wet & dry. It comes with docking station and accessories. The filter will need regular cleaning, and the unit frequently emptying. Handy for the boat/ car. £14.99. https://www.aldi.co.uk/easy-home-cordless-vacuum-cleaner/p/099717332886700
  8. It always used to be 72 hours but very little signage to indicate that.
  9. Yes, I moored in Castlefield a couple of times last year and both occasions were a struggle to get in; much busier than previous years. Once you're in it's fine. Sale and Piccadilly/Telford Basins (if you're going that way) are other options.
  10. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/three-people-rescued-manchester-city-17671871
  11. I paid less than £100 for a Thetford kit consisting of a seat and a cassette!
  12. Regardless of their statement quality, I think it's a shame when people are vilified for putting themselves forward to participate; perhaps they simply want to try and make a difference and get involved rather than criticise from the outside.
  13. I'd sooner share time with happy hirers than grumpy Harold Shipman lookalikes. I enjoy helping novices and also recognise that many hirers are more experienced and proficient than many private boaters. My advice to any newcomers is not to let others spoil your holiday and just do your best to learn the ropes; we've all been there.
  14. Precisely. I used to use the holster type but found it swung about too much and bashed things (including the boat) so now I just use a belt and stuff the windlass behind it at my waistline. This may not work with a somewhat expanded waistline though.
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