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  1. Fuel Costs

    Some info on the following........... https://www.french-waterways.com/practicalities/shoreside-services/#fw-tab-content-0-1
  2. The true license evaders

    I imagine any tracker would have to be paid for by the boater and not supplied by C&RT. AIS would be a good system , if C&RT had their own receiving equipment. It may even be used to some benefit other then licensing . In places where locks are manned the lock keeper would be able to see on a screen the location of approaching boats. On the whole I would prefer in tracking was not implemented.
  3. The true license evaders

    I do find the C&RT online system frustrating with regard to starting a new license after a period off water – despite having declared an off water notice.. The system will not let me leave gap between the end of one license and the start of the next license . I end up filling in a paper form at the marina office and paying C&RT later over the phone , which is a bit of a nuisance. Or am I missing an easier method to start a new license online after a period off water ?
  4. The true license evaders

    My point is Why not do something that is very easy to do – like notify C&RT the boat is off water . It will later help to avoid any dispute over a period when the boat has been unlicensed. Also there is no need for everything to be a legal requirement. Laws are often introduced because people with an attitude like yours refuse to do things unless there is a legal requirement.
  5. The true license evaders

    Breathing is not a legal requirement but it makes life easier if you do it.
  6. Should I replace my Eberspacher?

    I firmly believe that to be true. Two friends who I know to be anxious about burning fuel and turning the thermostat down have had to pay out for reconditioning - which is almost as much money as a new heater. One is Eberspacher the other is Webasto . My Eberspacher is as old as the boat which will be 15 years in April.
  7. Is it worth getting a home mooring?

    I think he is talking about living aboard as he refers to living aboard in his original post.
  8. Fuel Costs

    I expect Diesel is more expensive in France compared to UK . In France you have to use white road diesel.
  9. Is it worth getting a home mooring?

    I think the law cannot prevent you from sleeping. Staying overnight on the boat in a marina on an occasional basis, such as say two nights a week , is surely not an issue. However you will probably find that marinas may have a limit on the number of residential moorings according to the conditions of their planning permission. Also the marina will possibly be obliged to charge a higher rate for a residential mooring as they are required to collect council tax from those who they do allow to be residential.
  10. Fuel Costs

    Between 85p and 95p per litre. About 5 litres per hour at 5 knots which by the way is probably in excess of the speed limit on a canal .
  11. The true license evaders

    I am guessing in some cases the network access agreement was made some decades ago and the current wording requiring boats to be licensed was not applied.
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  13. The true license evaders

    According to the C&RT website the definition of 'waterway' includes the great majority of marinas so the great majority do need a license whether or not the boat is taken out for a cruise. https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/licensing-your-boat/choosing-and-buying-your-licence However the C&RT wording indicates there are some marinas (which are inferred as being in a small minority) where the boats need not necessarily be licensed while in the marina . Therefore it seems probable that some of the people who think they dont need a license if they don't leave the marina are correct (depending on the marina).
  14. Definition of 'mooring'

    Not necessarily . On the River Trent if you have a valid river license you may moor overnight at C&RT moorings which are located near the locks - usually a 48 hrs limit is well signed. There isnt any need to moor elsewhere although there are, of course, marina moorings which require a fee. I have occasionally seen boats anchor on the non tidal Trent between locks and doubt whether anyone would ask for payment . I dont know the Thames but it seems there are some shorts stay moorings https://www.gov.uk/guidance/river-thames-bridges-locks-and-facilities-for-boaters#short-stay-moorings .
  15. Really annoyed the fishermen today...

    Many fishermen are easily annoyed . But perhaps not all easily annoyed men go fishing ?