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john6767

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About john6767

  • Birthday 01/28/1958

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    Solihull
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    Boating, Rugby, what more is there to life?

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Firefly
  • Boat Location
    Calcutt

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    http://www.youtube.com/user/NarrowboatFirefly

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  4. Yes I know that is tight on time, but it illustrates the point with the lack of a Cam visitor licence. Really if you are going to get as far as the Gt Ouse it seems that a Gold licence is the way to go, which is what I had last year when we were intending to to do this. Oh how naïve we were in Jan 2020! One final question, for the Anglian pass, do you buy that at Stanground?
  5. So trying to judge if getting a Gold would be worth it then. Assuming you would not be spending 2 months on EA waters which would be the break even for Gold over EA visitor licences If you said you would have a 1 month Anglian, then the Gold would be something like £150 more than the Anglian 1 month visitor (50ft boat). For that you would be able to get an Anglian pass for £50 rather than say £70 for ML visitor licences. So to be able to go on the Cam it will cost you £130. My impression of the Cam from what has been said is that you will not be able to moor there, so is it just
  6. That link is rubbish, it does not reflect what we expecting the law to say once updated to match the government road map. As always people just wanting to bend things to match their requirements. Unless I have got this wrong big time, it’s happened before! From 8 March, outdoor recreation will be again allowed (rather than just outdoor exercise). This can as the exercise be with one person from outside your household. The intention being to allow you to sit on a bench with a coffee and have a chat with someone, rather than having to keep moving while outside as you d
  7. We stopped at Fotheringay in both directions and he was there for the mooring fee before I had finished knocking in the pins both times. He lives at the house at the top right of the field; my wife had hurt her leg and he said we could go through his garden to get to the road (for the pub) rather then here having to climb the stile over the wall. Pub was very nice as well, but limited opening hours I think.
  8. Should not be hard to do it yourself if you want to. I had one of our apart last year because the frame had broken. I stripped it back to bare metal, welded the frame up and reassembled. It was straight forward, and the seat pad is just a big piece of foam, which you should be able to easily get hold of.
  9. Is it worth it? I would say yes. In 2016 (wow that's 5 years ago) we went down the Nene and had a wonder round the Middle Levels. Unfortunately we were still working then, so did not have time to make it to the Gt Ouse. We have planned to do that last year but of course it never happened (like most of last year). I would like to do this trip next year. The Nene is hard work, the locks are tough and there are a lot of them. There are very few moorings on the Nene, particularly until you get downstream of Wellingbrough. I did join FOTRN, I think I am still a member
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  11. I agree if those are the options, the Anglian pass is the way to go. However, am I right in thinking that if you don’t have a Gold licence, but have an EA visitor licence you would need to do the per day visitor licence for the ML. I certainly does feel like they don’t really want boats visiting on a short term basis!
  12. Ah OK. Did not realise you could have a Gold licence for a "Non-CRT" boat. I have looked at the link you published, but not spotted the info about a visitor licence for the ML. I would have thought typically you would want to have a couple of days each way to get between the Nene and the Gt Ouse, is that going to cost you £75 or £100 (as you can only buy a year)? I guess that is not ridiculous, but if you compare with the Avon at £50 for a week through licence, you don't get much for your money on the ML.
  13. We had a Gold licence it preparation for visiting the Anglian Waterways and the Thames last year, obviously it was a waste on money as it turned out and we only did the Thames, but the point is you need to have at least 2 months on EA waters for a Gold licence to be worth while. So I think there is still a big place for a visitor licence to the Anglian waterways, as many people are only going to want a couple for weeks to do the Nene, or perhaps a month to do the Nene and the Gt Ouse. Perhaps in 2022 we may try again to go east, but for me for this year potentially throwing more m
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