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jocave

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  • Boat Name
    maliboo
  • Boat Location
    Lancashire
  1. Boat moving cost

    Thanks ,all sorted now ,found someone that was recommended by the marina, he's doing it for £250 which is less than I was expecting so pretty happy with that..
  2. Boat moving cost

    Right I've found a mooring on the Llangollen so now just looking for somebody who can move it for us, slipway both ends so should make things easier
  3. Boat moving cost

    Its in Moons bridge at the moment, they usually have a few empty places but you might struggle if you have a long boat, Barton Grange is probably better if that's the case
  4. Boat moving cost

    Slip way at the home mooring is no problem, I'm two berths down from one and the marina has the facilities to lift the boat.
  5. Boat moving cost

    Blimey didn't think it would be that much, distance would be a lot less in my case though, was that slipways both ends?
  6. Boat moving cost

    Thanks Tony was one who I emailed, im hoping wherever it ends up has a slipway or there is one not too far away to save on crane costs
  7. Boat moving cost

    Just after a rough idea of moving a 24ft boat by road from the Lancaster to closer to home ,possibly the Llangollen,Shropie,or Bridgewater, as I don't have a confirmed mooring/location yet I can't get an exact quote but just wondering a ball park figure??, the couple of companies I have asked for a quote to the Llangollen have yet to reply, I've never done this before so no idea of costs involved, any idea of a rough price or any recommended moving firms would be a great help..
  8. Where and why

    We have looked into that but not sure if I would have the time to commit to the club, just want a marina berth with a few hours lock free cruising,its proving a difficult search at the moment, have emailed Blackwater meadow but had no reply, also emailed a couple of boat moving company's and had no reply from either, really want to get something sorted before spring next year..
  9. Where and why

    Don't know if it makes much difference but current boat is a Viking 23 narrow beam, may well be changing this for something like a 275 or something similar with a rear access door
  10. Where and why

    That was one we had short listed, website seems non existent though so may call in there on the way up to the boat next week, cheers That looks interesting , thanks
  11. Where and why

    Thanks for all the advice ,sorry for not quoting you all individually but all the suggestions have been noted and we are currently researching each area, we do really need a marina mooring though with at least basic facilities which I am struggling to find..
  12. Where and why

    Thanks that sounds like it could work ,I'll have a Google Floating pontoons are a no no unfortunately ,already checked that out as its pretty close to us, needs to be reasonably wheelchair friendly which Chirk is not, shame really as that would be perfect for us
  13. Where and why

    Not so much a question more of advice needed, I currently have a boat moored up on the Lancaster canal, it suits us pretty much OK at the moment, its an hour and a half drive but don't mind that as it makes us feel as we are actually going away, as my wife's MS is getting worse I am thinking something closer to home would be better, we live about 5 miles from the Llangollen canal , so the travelling would be much reduced, thing is I/we have no real urge to travel great distances and don't mind just a few hours cruising a day , we have never navigated a lock and have no desire to, we are looking for somewhere to move our boat too that has a few hours cruising that involves no locks, is there anywhere north wales,Cheshire that would allow us a few hours afloat that has a a couple of hours cruising without going through a lock??
  14. Outboard motor fuel consumption

    Not agreeing or disagreeing with any of the comments so far just posting my experiences with an outboard, mine has a 13 ltr tank and I've been out from dawn to dusk and never emptied it, its a Honda 9.9, I carry a 10ltr can with me and have always found it ample to top up if I'm out for more than a few days, I'm up on the Lancaster and its easy to get fuel as the A6 is never too far away, I hear no end of stories from the steel boaters that fuel availability is an issue up here, I'm on the look out for a larger boat but it will have an outboard or an inboard petrol, never had an issue with battery power and I only have two 110aph batteries but I do have two large solar panels on the roof , that's with eberspacher running every night , usual phone, vape chargers, TV ,radio on all night plus the usually water /shower pumps..
  15. Thank you, if all goes well we will be regulars as its not too far from our home marina ,we just need the initial instruction and a helping hand to guide us through the first time, I wouldn't attempt this with out help from Richard as its all new to us and I really wouldn't want to put myself or my wife at any risk due to being new to locks, I know this may seem a big panic for no reason for most people but to us its a first and I would rather have the help of an experienced boater for our first time down there ,so laugh all you like but to us I would rather be safe and follow instruction from someone that knows what they are doing rather than risk attempting it on our own ..
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