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BruceinSanity last won the day on June 20 2012

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About BruceinSanity

  • Birthday 16/10/49

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    Winter: Mercia, rest of year: somewhere on the cut

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  1. Bridgewater permits and licenses

    Hear hear, excellent thread. Have to say I found gigoguy's tone intensely irritating at first, but then thought that if Aickman were alive today and posting on here, he'd probably have the same effect and we owe the continued existence of most of the network to him. Sometimes stroppy sods are just what's needed .
  2. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    They should work, probably harder to get fully in where there's hardcore/rubble in chunks under the towpath. The straight stakes/pegs/pins are better at finding their way through the lumpy stuff.
  3. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    We use marquee pegs, 30" by 1" dia I reckon without checking them. Looks like a good supplier here: http://www.blackcountrypins.co.uk/html/pricelist_mp.asp?custid=0&nm=&telno=&eml=&del=&del2=&del3=&cty=&pc1=&pc2=&comm=##
  4. Road and Canal atlas

    Researchers in self funded research units don't have personal secretaries! We had a total of three across an entire Research Institute.
  5. Horninglow Basin T&M

    I thought they belonged to the Bowerns. There's another set of Tom's moorings at Penkridge. I've never understood anyone wanting to live at Horninglow, the A38 runs on an embankment immediately above and will be busy 24/7. I can believe they need dredging, mind. CRT is presumably the owner, so maybe the Bowerns used to lease them and no longer do so.
  6. Trailable narrow boats?

    And a tractor can wade a lot deeper than even a proper 4x4.
  7. Road and Canal atlas

    Many years ago, a colleague mocked me for using a Psion Organiser, claiming that it did nothing his HMSO diary couldn't. I pointed out that I backed it up to my desktop every day, so that if ever I lost it, I could just buy a new one and do a restore. He wasn't convinced. That very night, his diary was nicked from the back of his car... (no, not guilty, m'lud!)
  8. Bow locker - extra water storage?

    Don't see a big problem with the idea apart from the trim issue. The Ownerships boats mostly had the main water tank there (gas cylinders in a locker in the semi trad stern) and didn't bother with a plate under the hatch, you could just lift the hatch to check on the state of the tank.
  9. Wood burning stoves to be banned in London

    Thank you, this McGuigan Black Label is going down very nicely. And I got a box set of B7 Series 4, so that's entertainment sorted for a bit. Classic exchange at the start of Episode 1: Dayna: "Don't you get tired of being right all the time?" Avon: "No, but I get tired of you all being wrong!"
  10. Shut Yer Gob!

  11. Wood burning stoves to be banned in London

    The Tesla Model 3 Long Range version has a top speed of 140mph and does 0-60 in 5.1 sec. Cruising range is 334 miles. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Model_3#Specifications It's my birthday today... Anyone? Shucks
  12. Shut Yer Gob!

    Pub quiz question I encountered earlier this year: How many legs altogether did the old woman swallow?
  13. Boat licence fees for 2018-19

    The consultation and this press release clearly say no changes to the system before April 2019.
  14. Email from cart

    And now there's more, the Continue link arrived this morning, 48 hours after I accidentally asked for it. CRT claim this has been contracted out to an online survey specialist...
  15. Carbon Monoxide – False Alarm, Or Not ?

    And the last time we discussed this, one of the experts on here pointed out that the alarm alarms at H2 concentrations well below ignition levels. Still need to weed out those two batteries though.