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I have been asked for ideas for a boatwarming gift for someone who has just bought their first narrowboat. My first thought was a Dunton Double windlass, but these are no longer available. 

Anyone got any other suggestions? 

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1 minute ago, David Mack said:

I have been asked for ideas for a boatwarming gift for someone who has just bought their first narrowboat. My first thought was a Dunton Double windlass, but these are no longer available. 

Anyone got any other suggestions? 

I would agree with the dunton double. A chap sells em on here. I bought another from him a couple or so years ago do you want me to try and work out who it is?

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8 minutes ago, David Mack said:

I have been asked for ideas for a boatwarming gift for someone who has just bought their first narrowboat. My first thought was a Dunton Double windlass, but these are no longer available. 

Anyone got any other suggestions? 

Sent you a pm.

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8 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

I would agree with the dunton double. A chap sells em on here. I bought another from him a couple or so years ago do you want me to try and work out who it is?

Already been in touch with him. None left unfortunately.

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Since I was also moving a cat on to the boat at the same time, I was given a fisherman's landing net to rescue it out of the cut when it fell in as a boat warming present. It got a lot of use!

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Are they planning to CC, or mainly static in a marina?

 

LED head-torch

Magnet, attached to a long cord

Book on knots & splices

Spare CRT keys

Binoculars

Nature guides to bird / wildflowers / trees

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35 minutes ago, tree monkey said:

Rosie and jim dolls

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Is that my coat over there :)

Boater in question would have been a small child when R&J were on the telly. Don't know whether that means they would or wouldn't appreciate the suggestion!?

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A nice tiller pin.

A large bundle of cable ties - they solve a multitude of problems.

A yard arm so he knows when the sun is over it and he can break out the bottle of single malt that accompanied it!!

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16 hours ago, David Mack said:

Boater in question would have been a small child when R&J were on the telly. Don't know whether that means they would or wouldn't appreciate the suggestion!?

 

In that case get them some Rosie and Jim DVD's! ??

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rosie-Jim-Bumper-Pack-DVD/dp/B018G7NXUC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?

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20 hours ago, David Mack said:

I have been asked for ideas for a boatwarming gift for someone who has just bought their first narrowboat.

 

17 hours ago, TheBiscuits said:

Large stack of £20 notes - they're going to need them ...

 

  It'll only end in tears - A can of petrol and some matches   ?️?

 

Tam

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Strong neodymium magnet on a bit of rope. It's the sort of thing you put off buying as it's not needed for any purpose right now, and then you really, really need it when keys/tools/glasses end up in the canal. Mine was about £15 for a kit from eBay. 

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2 hours ago, cheesegas said:

Strong neodymium magnet on a bit of rope. It's the sort of thing you put off buying as it's not needed for any purpose right now, and then you really, really need it when keys/tools/glasses end up in the canal. Mine was about £15 for a kit from eBay. 

Got mine from @magnetman

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8 minutes ago, Tom Morgan said:

I'd have said a leather hat, but  I haven't seen many of those, lately.  Perhaps they've fallen out of fashion.

 

 

 

 

Recently discussed in the recent racist discussion on Coolie (Collie) hats.

 

 

 

Rain hat | Rain hat, Border collie, Dog quotes

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