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Martin Megson

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Martin Megson last won the day on December 23 2015

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About Martin Megson

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    Where ever I'm moored
  • Interests
    Photography, Travel

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  • Occupation
    Retired and loving it
  • Boat Name
    Mr Bunbury

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  1. One of my pet hates is when I watch a recording and forget to FF through the adverts.
  2. Yes councils will only clean up public land. Rubbish on private land is the landowners responsibility.
  3. Yep. I have 4 x100w wired like that into an MPPT controller.
  4. I believe it will fail BSS:
  5. Safely moored up in Paddington basin. :-)
  6. That would have been me.
  7. I'll aim to arrive late morning in the hope of finding a space. I stayed there on my last visit but that was in winter so fairly quiet. Looking to spend a few days there before crossing to Limehouse to do the Tideway next week.
  8. I'm moored for the night near Perivale and will have a cruise into the city tomorrow to see if I can find a space at Paddington.
  9. Hi, The guide at the link below covers lots of info on the non-tidal Thames including bridge heights. You don't mention where you plan to use the boat but I assume you'll be staying off the canals where headroom is often limited. Guide.pdf
  10. Mine has flexible hoses between the filter and engine. One to the lift pump and the other the return from the rail. Passed BSS with no questions. Pipes are correctly marked.
  11. Thanks for that and your kind offer of to take a photo which would be great. I'll let you know when I have a firm date and time.
  12. Thanks for the helpful advice which pretty much confirms what I've read. The tides times look good for the week beginning 18 Jun so I'll probably go then.
  13. Hi, I'm planning on doing the Thames Tideway shortly on my 55' narrow boat and having read much useful info, mainly through links on the forum, I'm still a little wary of getting into Limehouse lock on an ebbing tide. I'm currently on the Thames at Kingston and I have a choice of doing the tideway from Teddington to Limehouse, or crossing London on the Regents canal and doing the Tideway upstream instead. I have travelled on the tidal Trent and had no difficulty getting into Kidby but it seems the flow at Limehouse could be stronger. I must admit I'm leaning towards crossing London on the canal and then heading up the Thames from Limehouse. Any advice from experienced welcomed.
  14. I'm planning to do the tideway later this month. Currently on the Thames and will come off at Brentford and make my way by canal to Lime house. Hoping to find a space at Paddington
  15. I recall there is one at Denver sluice and another at the visitors moorings in Ely. Hartford marina (between St Ives and Huntingdon) did let you use theres and the water point. Thats all I can recall for now but I'm sure someone will add more.