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  • Birthday 07/08/1947

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  1. What is the best sequence of opening the upper paddles going up in these locks? If only one boat in the lock I read it is first the offside ground paddle if you are on the towpath side then the towpath ground paddle. Then the gate paddles when the bow is clear? Still difficult to hold position in the lock and it is so much easier if there are two boats in the lock. Is it worth having a line over a bollard? They seem to be in the wrong place either too far forward or too far aft. Went through Aston today both ways. The volunteers seemed to know what they were doing (better than me anyway) and I was very grateful for their assistance.
  2. Some history about Nottingham Boat Sales on Canalworld
  3. Can you prove you own your boat? If you leave it with a broker for a few months who has no proper paperwork the administrators will ask you to prove it.
  4. For sure if there is no contract of sale proving ownership the buyer has no chance of getting the boat if the broker goes bust even if they have paid for it. Administrators want proof of ownership otherwise any property in the yard is regarded as assets of the broker.
  5. There should be a contract of sale signed by both buyer and seller with transfer of ownership clearly defined. The broker should organise this.
  6. Not just agree but have it in writing. Either in terms and conditions or better a signed document. English law is very vague on transfer of ownership and if the broker goes bust you will have to prove ownership.
  7. I would be tempted to leave a couple of large buoys (e.g. oil barrels or Asda trolleys?) chained and padlocked to the piling when away from the mooring.
  8. If your parents have just sold their house it is difficult to see how they would qualify for universal credit or would need to go to food banks. Something fishy here.
  9. Narrowed it down further. It is only slow when using Chrome desktop site setting which I like as it is a reasonable size tablet and I can see the recent posts. Canalworld works OK on mobile setting. Have cleared cache and cookies - no change. Strange - looks like a Chrome issue but doesn't affect any other sites that I use. Maybe a lot of data on the site. Solution for now is to use Firefox for Canalworld.
  10. Narrowed it down to the Chrome browser on my tablet even though Chrome on my laptop works fine. Using Firefox browser on my tablet Canal World site works fine. Any suggestions for a setting change in Chrome that might make Canal World work would be appreciated. Actually this all started when Mr Woo opened a Chinese restaurant up in the village.
  11. Canalworld. works perfectly on my iphone and windows laptop. However pages load really slowly on my Huawei Android tablet. Are the Chinese spying on me? Tried reboots and clearing all history and cookies. Only started doing this a few week ago. All other sites work OK. Any ideas?
  12. Problem in English law is proving ownership as this will transfer on delivery in common law. Unless there is a contract which states that ownership of the boat and work on the part built boat is transferred against each of the stage payments then you are in trouble if the business goes into administration.
  13. I used "forklift" fuses for main fuses. Lots of fuse holders àvailable at reasonable cost or you can bolt them onto busbars with 6mm bolts. Smallest I used was 63A but there is a huge range on the market. Much cheaper than Midi and Mega stuff.
  14. I never tie up tight in case water level changes. Boat that is not trousers. Interesting night in Norwich a few years ago so lesson learnt. Never happens on the canal ???
  15. What 240v equipment is installed on the boat e.g. consumer unit, isolator switch ? There must be an earth leakage somewhere.
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