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billS

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billS last won the day on July 20 2017

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    Sea Vixen
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    Oxford Canal

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  1. My eyes are hurting after looking at the last couple of pages.
  2. "I have never heard so much humbug in all my life"
  3. Closing the gates after leaving the locks (unless a boat is approaching) is a requirement set out in the CRT boaters handbook, and is now common practice. Some people don't follow this of course, but they are generally regarded as selfish, lazy arrogant gits by those who do.
  4. Claydon Bottom Lock - as described when we went through on May 1st, replaced with a new balance beam when we went back through two weeks ago.
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  7. That boat has also an overhanging deck plate, which is high enough and wide enough to scratch a narrowboat cabin sides if one does come into contact with it.
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  9. ...or perhaps they should be handcuffed to a post by the lock. If a boater requires their assistance, then he can release them using the CRT key. Leaving a volly uncuffed could then become as sinful as leaving the paddles up when leaving the lock.
  10. Is your historic an inferior historic then? What is the pecking order?
  11. We went down to the Coventry basin for the first time in 6 years this summer. We found it much improved since last time we were there. The establishment of a hire boat base in the basin has made the place a bit more bustling and has obviously increased the traffic levels. The canal itself was much cleaner.
  12. Well, no wonder. Her name was Elspeth and she felt persecuted.
  13. Ok - then add "I need the exercise" to the notice - that should spike their guns.
  14. I think a large sign reading "No volunteer lock assistant help required - please stand away from the paddles" sign on the front of the roof should do the trick. No words need to be exchanged. If they persist, then they are in clear breach of their instructions from CRT.
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