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  1. Most boats make it round the bend (wide and narrow beams) so there is no denying that it is not doable. The boats that don't make it are usually going too fast and have an inexperienced person steering.
  2. When you watch original Leeds liverpool short boats (62 x 14ft) rounding the bend with no problems at all you realise that these people in narrow boats that don't make the bend simply can't handle their boat properly. Too many people have adopted the 'contact sport' or the 'im on a steel boat, I can hit what I want without damaging my boat' mentality. You can usually spot these people because they are the ones who 'drive' their boats then 'park' up at night...
  3. If you know it's the pole causing the damage for sure, I'd be going round giving the guy a bill for the repairs... There's too much of this around today on the canal, where I am there is boats moored on a bend. It has happened a lot recently where a boat travelling doesn't make the bend and collides with the moored narrowboats, which should not happen as there is plenty of room... These people that have just struck another boat then just continue on their way coming out with some excuse like 'oh the wind caught me, there was nothing I could do? ¿?'. If they had done that in a car they would be swapping insurance details, I don't see why it should be any different on the canal, damage is damage and it needs paying for...
  4. I nominate the mitsubisi l200. I have 2016 model (series 5), 2wd on tarmac, 4wd on mud, 4wd low ratio for worse conditions and 4wd with difflocks... I'll let you know the first time i have to use that :). Plus 5 year warranty...
  5. please don't bildge pump all that spilt oil into the canal...
  6. Hello, Are you swapping engine like for like? . If so it will be a lot cheaper, no engine mounts to modify
  7. Any pictures??? See how bad it is...
  8. Same here, on a tablet on the desktop version I just used to click on a thread and it would take me down to any new posts which was great as I didn't have to read it all again trying to find out where I was (hard work when threads get over 2 pages). I guess I'll have to get used to clicking blue dots from now on, tbh I didn't even realise that the blue dots did anything on the old site...
  9. I do get an option on the Google Chrome browser to 'request desktop site', and that is the style I prefer however there seems to be no way of making it permanent. Every time I click a new topic or go back a page it swaps back to the mobile version...
  10. Oh ok thanks, i guess I'll have to learn to like it...
  11. Hi there, Was wondering if there is any way to get this new forum software to default to the desktop version on my tablet? I'm on Google Chrome and have an 8 inch screen and prefer the desktop version over the mobile version it seems to have defaulted to. The old site used to always go to the desktop version without changing any of the settings...
  12. Yes that was the opening question but it was only asked because crt denied sanddancers request for moorings at bridge 119. So i was saying that crt will probably not allow new online moorings unless its a marina...
  13. So who is planning on putting moorings here?, unless its a marina or herringbone style moorings, requiring a lot of digging, planning permission, everything, i dont think crt will allow it as they dont want any new on line moorings. Plus there are already a few approved moorings around that area...
  14. My rev counter does this occasionally (maybe once every six month), i solve the problem with a few taps on the glass and it starts working again... ive put it down to a bad connection but havent investigated yet.
  15. Get em covered in your old engine oil, that way they'll last longer that the boat and it costs nothing.