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DeanS

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  1. rant on POOR boat handling

    I watched someone enter Castlefield basin once. His boat had 2 speeds. Full forward and full reverse. It was a nightmare to watch, and his wife wasn't impressed either.
  2. rant on POOR boat handling

    I once came around that bend in Lymm, in high winds....so had to go fast enough to be able to compensate and stop my bow being blown over into moored boats...I remember the face of a man pressed up against the inside of his nice cosy moored boat screaming..."slow the ^%&^%^& dowwnnnnnnnnn". :)
  3. So what's going on here?

    Looks like they got something stuck in the weed hatch....
  4. Volockies

    Just for the record I am not insecure, nor underconfident. It could be said that insecure boaters may feel obliged to let a volockie do what they want......
  5. "Permanent Mooring"

    In REALITY there won't be enough elsan, water points along the route which will mean you will spend time hovering around those services...then dashing to a distant services point and hover around that.....All boaters spend as much time around the service points....it's just natural. Of course if CRT increased the number of services, then the number of boats on the system would spread out and there would be zero congestion...but then of course people wouldn't stay in marinas and CRT would lose the percentage they get from marina operators. Did I miss anything.
  6. Volockies

    Very funny:) ok then...a simple question to weed out a simple answer... When a boater enters a lock...WHO do you feel is "in charge". SOMEONE has to be "in charge". What if something goes wrong, and there needs to be clear quick communication, and no one knows WHO is in charge. If a volockie things THEY are in charge, and the owner of the boat feels differently, surely you agree it adds a danger to the mix which should't exist. and yes...I do have a personal chip on my shoulder about people helping, interfering, helping without asking first, after nearly having my kids and boat hooked up on a side brick in a lock on the L&L. As a disclaimer....I don't know the locks the OP was going through..perhaps they are very slow and you have a point, but I am talking generally peace to all.
  7. Volockies

    Hi Nick. It's lovely to see you stubborn as ever. ...but in this case, you're wrong....(my view of course )
  8. Volockies

    My view. Someone who opens a paddle in a lock without first checking with the person in control of the boat should be removed from working locks forever, banned, end of. It's a simple rule that even as newbies we perfected. Anything could happen.
  9. Hire boat stuck at Castlefield

    wow those signs are big.... not. i did see some in the actual water 2 weeks back, and thought to myself....those are directly in the way of any boat trying to wind at the end of the arm... so it wouldn't surprise me if they're under water by now.
  10. Who has more than one boat?

    Started with a narrowboat. Upgraded to a widebeam. Now have a widebeam and a narrowboat. The kids live in the narrowboat. Missus and I live in the widebeam. B L I S S
  11. Anchor question

    awesome. thanks
  12. Controversial widebeam continuous cruiser

    but in water it might feel lighter..lol
  13. Anchor question

    Hello. If I have an anchor with a chain, attached to another long chain, is that acceptable. compared to .... anchor with a chain...attached to a long rope. I'd prefer to keep the rope for other things and I have a spare piece of long chain.
  14. Controversial widebeam continuous cruiser

    Just a thought...if you were to throw 2 huge weights overboard attached to ropes to your boat...wouldn't they keep your boat from floating away...and do away with the need for moorings pins
  15. Controversial widebeam continuous cruiser

    "Driving" a widebeam is as easy as most other boats....with less swaying to the left/right...more stable.......it's only bridges that might need a little more attention. Click my signature link and it should open an old blog
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