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AllanC

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  1. Stolen Boat

    Update; Just seen on FB. Boat has now been found near bridge107, just west of Wigrams Turn.
  2. Stolen Boat

    All working on my comp. Apparently the boat in question was seen about 3.30pm yesterday entering the bottom lock at Stockton. It was reported by an ex member on the other forum. No sign since, but can't have gone too far. It seems the crew were completely clueless.
  3. Lost keys – Giffard Park on GU

    You're welcome. Glad to help.
  4. Lost keys – Giffard Park on GU

    Someone posted on the 'Narrowboat users group' on face book that a set of keys were found at the elsan point. I have sent him a message to see if I can get you both in touch. If you have a phone number he can reach you on, sent it to me in a pm and I will let him have it.
  5. Shoppie fishing competition

    Ah, there's the rub. I use rods not poles, so I tend not to obstruct the towpaths. Some of those fishing poles can cost a fortune and anglers can be very protective of them. Also having to move them every 5 minutes for a walker or cyclist could be annoying. A polite excuse me will usually get a positive result. The problem is always the same. Walkers and cyclists think they own the towpaths and the anglers are a hindrance. To the angler its the other way round. We should all learn to share the space. Maybe it was a term of endearment.
  6. Shoppie fishing competition

    If you could step into the mind of a fisherman, you would most likely find a very calm and contented feeling. I love to go fishing. I enjoy the lack of stress, the peace and tranquility, the idyllic surroundings and being close to nature. Its a million miles away from toil of everyday life. I have never met a fisherman who will not happily enjoy a chat on the bank (especially if you are an angler yourself). Much like boaters chatting to other boaters. Personally I will pass the day chatting to anyone who cares to stop for a natter. It helps to pass the time. Perhaps its just that boats and fishing don't mix well together if both are done at the same spot. Walk the towpath and speak to an angler. You may get a different impression and a smile.
  7. Tesco's Reading

    Anyone notice this? Is 'recoverying' a real word or did they make it up.
  8. Spiders

    Yes its just a web o flies.
  9. Engine won't start!

    Ah right, misread that bit.
  10. Engine won't start!

    How many batteries in the bank Rich? Does your engine start off one starter battery or use the domestics? Just trying to understand why the batts you tested seem fine, but the sound would indicate flat battery. Maybe the domestic bank is good, but the starer batt is dead.
  11. A sad day.

    Instant photo resizer. Guaranteed to work with any old camera.
  12. A sad day.

    Yes, it will work with any old camera. Just take a photo of it with your phone, download it to your comp and resize the piccy with any photo resizer, and you have a lower resolution photo of your Pentax M.E Super. What good that will do you I don't know.
  13. Getting dogs on and off the boat.

    I don't think my dog would cope with steep steps either. He has no problem with stairs though. I very much favour this kind of arrangment.
  14. Getting dogs on and off the boat.

    There could be an easy solution there. I would need the heavy duty ramp, but even they are quite cheap.
  15. Getting dogs on and off the boat.

    This may work fine if against a pontoon or armco, but what if a gangplank is required due to not being close to the bank.?
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