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Ace 01

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About Ace 01

  • Birthday June 23

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    Droitwich for winter. CCing in summer

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    The Cat's Whiskers
  1. Fantastic Bumholes and where to find them. Cheers David.
  2. As it's Friday...... Ten cows in a field, which one is on holiday? . . . . . . . . The one with a wee calf. Cheers David
  3. If you want to try Malta then the second and third week in the hotel is usually at a discounted price with the fourth week free. If you stay on mainland Europe (Spain etc.) for several weeks then you can drive there from the UK over several days and make it part of your holidays. Cheers David
  4. If you are using a pick up from Enterprise can they not 'Beam You Up' ? Cheers David
  5. You can always tell them to 1111 0000 1111 1111 in hexadecimal. ( insert smiley emoticon) I'll get my coat............... Cheers David
  6. Hint......It's NOT you that's wonky, it's the boat!!! Cheers David
  7. We have a sky plus box on the boat for which we pay a subscription which allows us to watch the free view channels as well as the ones we subscribe to. In addition the facilities of record, suspend viewing for 20 mins or so to answer phone etc. then resume viewing and fast forward through recorded adverts are also available. If you use a sky plus box without the paid for subscription the only channels you have are the free view channels and all other facilities are disabled. We are CCing throughout the summer period and have to try and set up the dish every evening though not every mooring enjoys a good line of sight view to the Astra satellite. We also have an aerial for normal terrestial TV viewing which also varies in the number of channels received. Cheers David
  8. I assume Peel ask CRT for your name and address, are they legally obliged to give it to anyone or can you let CRT know that your name and address are not to be given out unless to the Police etc.? David.
  9. . And a slimmer wallet. LOL Cheers David
  10. Boaters. Do you want a shore hook up but don't want to/ can't pay for it. Find a mooring where fishing is not allowed with 'Beware overhead lines' notices then climb the poles with two wires with crocodile clips attached to them, connect one to each wire then plug into your boat. Hey presto FREE electricity with the bonus of no fishermen to disturb your mooring spot. Cheers David Disclaimer PS. This is meant as a joke only, please don't try and do it.
  11. Are you sure it was reversed?. Some early MGBs had 2 X 6V batteries in series under the rear seats and were positive earth whilst AFAIK all modern cars ( post mid 70s ish) were negative earth. Cheers David
  12. Hi Sorry to hear about your sad circumstances, please accept our condolences. An answer to part of your question is ABC boat hire at Hilperton Wharf have a crane for boat removal onto an artic at their site. They do not have any storage facilities however, though if you speak to them they may be aware of a local place with hard standing for storage and also a suitable local lorry company or crane hire company for off loading and transport. Cheers David
  13. I started my interest in boating on hire boats from Willow Wren Kearns in Middlewich and Willow Wren in Rugby in the 70's. One of the organisers has a website listing these trips with some photos. Might be of interest to some on here. Cheers David
  14. UPDATE The Severn is still on Amber and the level is 1ft 9in. A hire boat locked up from the river yesterday and a private boat has just arrived and is on the lock landing deciding whether to lock down onto the river. The Diamond Resorts boat Ludlow Castle has just been rescued from the weir boom by RCR and is now moored on the visitor pontoon awaiting pickup by the hire company. According to the RCR engineer the engine has been cooked and is rough. HTH Cheers David
  15. I was present at the bottom lock when the second hire boat got stuck on the cill and witnessed some of the conversation between the crew and the CaRT employee. He said the river was in the red and advised the boat not to go onto the river. The hire boat crew said they were experienced and the hire boat company (Diamond Resorts) had said it was OK for then to go onto the Severn. This was going on whilst the Fire and Rescue vehicles were clearly visible on the opposite bank with blue lights on and at least one RIB was on the water. They exited onto the river and turned around in the slack water above the river lock opposite the oil terminal basin entrance before returning to pick up their crew off the lock landing. I assume a similar sort of conversation was had with the crew of the first boat which then ended up on the weir boom. Cheers David