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AllanD

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About AllanD

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Perth

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  • Occupation
    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Olivia May
  • Boat Location
    Rahto

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  1. I shall try my best not to be arrogant and endeavour to handle my charge in a competent manner at all times. But we all know that life is never that certain.
  2. I suppose they do, but have hired various craft over the years and am aware of additional costs which can be involved.
  3. Booked with Le Boat for June next year. Layout of the cruiser better suited our needs. From Glasgow area driving time is similar to going to Inverness. Also a choice of direction for beginning of holiday.
  4. Caledonian Canal June 2018

    Thanks for this link to your travels. AllanD
  5. Booked a cruiser for a week in June next year and looking for info regarding mooring, shopping and eating out. Already have the cruising guides to study but first hand experience is always best. Thanks in advance, AllanD
  6. Sign writing/Vinyls ?

    I couldn't get anyone interested in painting the name on our narrowboat in central Scotland and found SAC Boatnames had a great selection of fonts and styles along with various decals etc. Prompt service and good price with clear instructions included. Job done
  7. Scottish Canals require you to contact their Assisted Passage team to book your times through locks and bridges. Also contact Falkirk Wheel Basin for times up/down the Wheel between Union and Forth Clyde Canals. Hope this helps. Allan
  8. Recieved it in the post today

    I hired Golden Eye out Wrenbury with ECC I'm the late 70's. In 1997 I received an invite from Alvechurch part of ABC to an open weekend. I think that Alvechurch still hire out of Wrenbury with some of their boats
  9. I used oil spill pads and socks from screwfix to deal with diesel leak into my bilge. I keep one in to monitor if there is any further leaking, they turn red as diesel is absorbed.
  10. Info on residential moorings in Edinburgh

    We didn't fancy being surrounded with all the buildings at Edinburgh Quay and so chose Ratho which is about 8 miles east of the city centre. Should read "west of city"
  11. What Boat Haulier Do You Recommend?

    Tuckeys brought my 42 footer from Daventry to Grangemouth. Very pleased with the service, their driver updated me with his journey for time of arrival as he travelled.
  12. wide beam

  13. Suggestions please as how to clean and remove mould from canvas stern cover on my semi-independent narrowboat.
  14. Viewed at both Venetian and Whilton one day, stayed the night before at a travelodge. Used A B Tuckey as haulier for our 42 foot boat Pleased with the way everything went.
  15. Hi Becky, I was in a similar position as you last autumn. I ended up by going south to find a suitable boat and having it transported to Grangemouth and lifted in at Stevie Kelvin's. We managed to look at about 10 boats on 2 Marinas in one day. We saw a few we thought suited on paper but not in the flesh so to speak. We found one ideal for us and wish you well. Allan
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