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About jeddlad

  • Birthday 10/14/1971

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    Scuba diving, camping, 4x4, desert trips, quad biking, music, clubs, friends etc

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    Smokey Joe

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  1. Steve Haywood has only got 996 followers on Twitter. It's not like he's a social media influencer with less than 1,000 followers
  2. I can't see HMRC dipping private boaters tanks, they don't have the staff to do it for road use (cars) so they won't have the resources to start dipping boats.
  3. I saw the full accounts and they were not the best presented................not saying anymore on a public forum.
  4. Oh and the accounts and figures given were woefully inadequate.
  5. It's been off and on the market for a while now. One of the stumbling blocks is that CRT want a £150,000 bond for the lease. They will only except property as a bond. So if you want the lease, on top of the fee the current lessee is selling the lease for, CRT want a mortgage free property worth £150k as a guarantee. Shame as it could be a cracking business except for when the river floods.
  6. Thanks for the good bits of advice, as usual the replies did stray slightly off topic! I had a great trip down the Severn from Stourport, no issues with the locks, flow or state of the river. The week I spent on the Gloucester & Sharpness was one of the best trips on my boat. Coming back up the Severn was a bit different as the flow and wind were quite strong, I struggled along at 1.5 mph until I picked up a very useful spring tide helping me up towards Tewkesbury. The lock and bridge keepers on the Severn and the G&S were all brilliant and very helpful. I would strongly recommend a hand held VHF for anyone contemplating this trip. I bought a 2nd hand ICOM and it was worth it's weight in gold. Yes, you can use a mobile phone but I found the hand held VHF very useful for keeping in touch with the lock and bridge keepers, also good for hearing what other boat traffic is around. The Avon locks were a faff on my own but all in all, an excellent trip. The biscuits and John 6767 get the prize for the most sensible bits of advice.......thanks
  7. My beloved pooch is quite old and doesn't swim well. Due to age, he's confined to the inside of the boat when cruising.
  8. I never leave the boat unattended in a lock. To me it's not worth the time saving if anything goes wrong. At Fradley I always work the locks one by one. If it's a close flight I'll get the level right on the lock I'm working and then go ahead, leaving the boat in the opened lock and set the next couple. I've always got the dog on board and would be devastated if anything happened to him if the boat sunk in a lock.
  9. I'm planning a trip down the Severn from Stourport to Gloucester, I'll be single handed. Does anyone have any advice or experience to pass on? I've been on rivers before but nothing like the Severn. I've got VHF, life preserver, anchor with chain, phone numbers of the locks, will be checking the river state via the EA. Do I need a bow rope that I can hold from the stern? I'm a bit concerned about the locks and of course Gloucester lock and the wier! Thanks PS I've plenty of canal experience just not so much on rivers
  10. From the tone of your original post, you sound like either a snob or a busy body with nothing better to do. How much of your time has one bloke keeping a few ducks, taken up? With everything going on with the poor maintenance / management of our canals, why not use your time and effort doing something about that? Leave those that are quietly living their lives with zero impact on you, alone.
  11. They are pets. I don't know the guy but I saw the post on here and realised I was moored next to this topics subject matter and decided to have a chat with him.. I still think it's incredibly snobby and bad taste to judge a person by the state of their boat. Not everyone can afford a nice new boat. In 7 years on the canals, most (not all) of the really nice, helpful and kind people I've met have been on boats that the shiney boat brigade would call scruffy. I'd rather deal with nice people than nice boats!
  12. Last night I was moored up to the boat with the ducks, nice chap, ducks were fine, seemed in good health and in good welfare, I was worried about my dog hassling them but the ducks soon put my pooch in his place. Sorry but imo, what a snobby assumption you have made about the liveaboard boater who is tending to the ducks. You have made your judgment based on what his boat looks like and your baseless presumption that he doesn't move very much. Shame on you.
  13. Live and let live. It's down to CaRT to police overstaying, non licence payers and boats without a valid BSC. The local council won't be interested as it's far cheaper to facilitate someone living on a boat like this rather than offer suitable accommodation and support.
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  15. Don't assume that a boat displaying an out of date licence or no licence at all is unlicenced. My attitude is that if Canal and River trust can't be bothered to send me a licence, then I can't be bothered to use my printer, ink and paper to print one. I am a law abiding boating but if CRT can pay their top level managers and CEO such huge saleries, they should be able to send each boater a licence when they renew.
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