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2 hours ago, Tracy D'arth said:

I would agree, except it may be that or being homeless on the street. Living in a horrible boat is definitely preferable.

 

However, a poor home need not be a hovel.  The appearance is often indicative of the social responsibility level of the occupant unfortunately.  It makes it too easy to make a snap judgement of the occupier.

.....  but we should bear in mind that some of the "experts" on this forum continually advise would-be live-aboards that the costs of living on a canal are significant and are probably more than renting a room or flat.

 

I suspect that most of the occupants of grotty boats are eccentrics rather than people in need.

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2 hours ago, IanD said:

We shouldn't care how scruffy somebody's boat looks, so long as they pay their license fee and follow the rules -- engine/generator running times, insurance, mooring/CC and so on.

 

Same applies to anybody living on the land -- they might be poor, but that doesn't give then the right to dump a caravan with no wheels in the middle of the village green and live there rent-free while burning a bonfire and dumping their crap on the grass, just because it's a dirt cheap way to live.

 

If we have a problem with society meaning that people feel the only way they can afford to live is by dumping an engineless junk boat on a canal without a license and ignoring all the CART rules, that's a problem society needs to solve -- but not by saying "carry on, that's fine".

Does it have a licence? I don't know, no crap around it that I can see from your picture? And I would assume as it on winter moorings he is abiding by the rules?

It does look sorry for itself but so does my bathtub and that's legal and its bright orange as well and not pretty at all 

 

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3 hours ago, Murflynn said:

I suspect that most of the occupants of grotty boats are eccentrics rather than people in need.

Interesting, I wasn't aware people couldn't be both. 

At what point do individuals cross the line between being one or the other?

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6 minutes ago, zenataomm said:

Interesting, I wasn't aware people couldn't be both. 

At what point do individuals cross the line between being one or the other?

When they end up with not enough income.

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On 05/01/2021 at 12:09, Jon johan said:

There are quite a few on here who need to grow up a bit. Mr shouty, mr angry etc etc

The telltale sign of course is the fact you need moderators. Just that in itself speaks volumes.

 

They don't need moderators, they chose to have them onsite, to keep it 'family' friendly.

The forums like TB are moderated, to remove extreme spam.

On 04/01/2021 at 09:45, nicknorman said:

So you just want somewhere cheap to live, never mind blighting the canals with a very unsuitable and ugly boat, and you want to bend or break the law. You are not interested in boating. I hereby warn you that you are about to receive a lot of hate.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

On 04/01/2021 at 09:45, nicknorman said:

So you just want somewhere cheap to live, never mind blighting the canals with a very unsuitable and ugly boat, and you want to bend or break the law. You are not interested in boating. I hereby warn you .......

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

On 04/01/2021 at 09:45, nicknorman said:

So you just want somewhere cheap to live, never mind blighting the canals with a very unsuitable and ugly boat, and you want to bend or break the law. You are not interested in boating. I hereby warn you .......

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

On 04/01/2021 at 09:45, nicknorman said:

So you just want somewhere cheap to live, never mind blighting the canals with a very unsuitable and ugly boat, and you want to bend or break the law. You are not interested in boating. I hereby warn you .......

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

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3 hours ago, peterboat said:

Does it have a licence? I don't know, no crap around it that I can see from your picture? And I would assume as it on winter moorings he is abiding by the rules?

It does look sorry for itself but so does my bathtub and that's legal and its bright orange as well and not pretty at all 

 

I think you're misunderstanding what I said, which was that so long as boats follow the rules (license etc) we shouldn't care how scruffy they look -- this was in response to some of the comments about the photo I posted, which was just because it was the subject of the thread and people had asked where these were moored.

 

I have a friend who used to look utterly terrifying to many people -- shaved head, piercings, tattoos, generally mean looking, sarf London accent -- who was one of the nicest blokes you could ever wish to meet, he really would help old ladies to cross the road. I've also met posh guys who looked great in sharp suits who were completely amoral and would sell their own granny if they thought they could make money out of it, and treated anyone they thought was socially inferior to them like dogsh*t stuck to their shoe.

 

Boats and their owners are no different; a scruffy boater in a knackered old tub could well be as honest as the day is long, a smart shiny boater could well be a complete git -- I've come across both over the years...

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36 minutes ago, LadyG said:

When they end up with not enough income.

May be one of the causes.

However, even the wealthiest are prone to depression/psychosis/paranoia etc.

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1 hour ago, LadyG said:

They don't need moderators, they chose to have them onsite, to keep it 'family' friendly.

The forums like TB are moderated, to remove extreme spam.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking 

 

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My bad
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1 hour ago, LadyG said:

They don't need moderators, they chose to have them onsite, to keep it 'family' friendly.

The forums like TB are moderated, to remove extreme spam.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

Did he say that?, I can't be bothered checking back.

 

Are you sure you can't be bothered ?

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10 hours ago, LadyG said:

They don't need moderators, they chose to have them onsite, to keep it 'family' friendly.

The forums like TB are moderated, to remove extreme spam.

 

 

Is that something new? I thought one of the features of Thunderboat was that it wasn't moderated.

 

haggis

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9 minutes ago, haggis said:

Is that something new? I thought one of the features of Thunderboat was that it wasn't moderated.

 

haggis

It might be a ProBoards rule, to prevent dark stuff. 

Members send him a notification, and spam frritters

 

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2 hours ago, haggis said:

Is that something new? I thought one of the features of Thunderboat was that it wasn't moderated.

 

haggis

It isn't haggis what happens is self moderating by ignoring the idiots concerned! It soon sorts the problem 

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On 05/01/2021 at 07:26, Midnight said:

Hey Dude (see what I did there folks)
The good folk of Canalworld Forum are very protective of the waterways and on the odd occasion may sound a little brusque. There is an alternative and very friendly boating forum where I'm sure you will be afforded an appropriate welcome. Google 'Thunderboat Forum'.

Wasn't that written by Lennon & McCartney?😃

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40 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

Well you could try bacon, spam, egg, beans and spam - that's not got much spam in it.

 

(Cue Vikings...)

Beautiful spam spam spam beautiful spam. Going for my treatment now. 🤪🤪🤪🤪

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