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About john6767

  • Birthday 01/28/1958

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  1. john6767

    English Rugby in a sad state.

    An attempt a humour I think, relating to game to the town with the same name
  2. john6767

    When do you run your engine?

    4 hours is around what we need to run the engine on a non moving day. It is hard to pick the best time, but I would not normally start it until 10am, and just let it go until the batteries are “fully charged”.
  3. john6767

    English Rugby in a sad state.

    That big difference that the French have is that they don’t have the salary cap that is present in England. They can therefore buy in high profile often foreign players, where English clubs can not. The clubs certInly have not done well in the European competition, I was extremely disappointed with Tigers second half yesterday.
  4. john6767

    Parking in Trevor

    We were there earlier in the year on the way back from relatives and stopped to walk the dog. The big new car park was complete then, but not being used. As an aside, we wked out on the aqueduct while there, much scarier than crossing by boat
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    I think I will depend on the policy of the rescue organisation. I did a few home visits for the organisation we got our dog from, and a secure garden was certainly one of the things to check. BUT, I don't know what their policy would have been faced with a liveaboard situation, so I would makes certain that they understand as much as possible. Don't assume they understand!
  6. john6767

    Route suggestions (next June)

    Make certain that you check with any hire company that they are OK with only one adult, I think many require at least two adults. South Oxford would make a good trip, there are plenty of hire boats based in the Napton area to choose from.
  7. john6767

    Oxford Loop

    The winding hole is directly above Isis lock, just you can hardly tell it is there it is so small, there is an indentation in the towpath side. Unless the boat is very short I would have thought it would be easier to go down the lock to turn. If you continue on the canal past the lock and the long term moorings there is a visitor mooring at the end (by the road!) but you would have to reverse back to Isis lock.
  8. john6767

    Oxford Loop

    I don't think planning to do it without paying is really playing fair, there is a good chance one of those two locks being manned I would say. As suggested why not get a one day licence first thing in the morning and go down to Abingdon, lots of good mooring there, then next day came back via Dukes cut.
  9. john6767

    Winter. Cruising. Where?

    There is a map of the winter stoppages on the winter stoppages page, which is linked to from the general stoppages page! https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/planning-your-boat-trip/planned-winter-closures
  10. john6767

    March of the Widebeams ll

    I don’t think think it is bad at all given the other options. There is no mooring opposite there at least.
  11. john6767

    March of the Widebeams ll

    If you have not seen this picture on Facebook, it does seem that they are using the “spare” trip boat/service boat mooring by the Sea life Centre.
  12. john6767

    March of the Widebeams ll

    Yes it does show that but the picture are supposed to be of Sherborne testing it out. The address they quote for the floating showroom is The Waters Edge, Brindley Place, so let’s hope that is the case.
  13. john6767

    March of the Widebeams ll

    There are unused trip boat/service boat moorings between the burger place and the Sea Life Centre I think, could go there without causing an issue. It was suggested on Facebook that it was going to be based at the Distillery, which would be more concerning on the mooring front.
  14. john6767

    March of the Widebeams ll

    Back to the Birmingham widebeam it does look as though it is a showroom to sell to property buyers, so I was wrong on that. Their web side seems to suggest the boat will be located at Brindley Place.
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    March of the Widebeams ll

    Perhaps it is, it seems very early to be at that stage though. You would have thought that once they have a sales centre on site the need for the boat will be diminished. Isn't the container one on a long term mooring? It is a least a wide canal though!

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