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zenataomm last won the day on May 28

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  1. Shoppie fishing competition

    Just out of interest, I'm struggling to think of any time or reason that boating has ever imposed such a restriction on anglers.
  2. NB Aye

    I remember them, isn't one them Admiral Class Grenville? BWB use to use it on maintenance up on The Caldon in the 80s? Don't be insulted Dave, but the last thing I'd want to have happen is a "conversion".
  3. Thoughts on this boat?

    Make an offer £3K below their asking subject to satisfactory survey, if accepted then be led by your surveyor on the costs of any work he finds outstanding.
  4. Can you use a coolbox in the water as a fridge?

    The very nature of a cool box is that it is insulated, therefore it insulates the contents from the outside. So it wouldn't really matter whether it is dunked in the cut, left on the bank or on board your boat your dairy and meat products would stay at approximately the temperature they were when you put them in. Plus if not totally waterproof, do you really want canal water with its risk of Leptospirosis sloshing around amongst your butter, cheese and lamb chops? I know I wouldn't.
  5. Canal art...beware

    Since when has someone needed a qualification in order to have an opinion?
  6. Shoppie fishing competition

    Typical C&RT, half think something through, see what happens and then change or add to it next time around. What's wrong with giving something two or three coats of looking at in the first place. Thus recognising issues before they become problems. No signs, unless they are printed and bear the correct C&RT logo will be or need to be given attention to. C&RT themselves have said as much regarding "No Mooring" signs etc. I spoke about this to a fishing club bailiff recently, he had been doing this for over 25 years and was ignorant of the fact. He thought he was entitled to put up restrictions to mooring wherever he wanted. Consequently he was permanently disappointed with boaters' attitudes to his poorly spelt hand written signs demanding compliance with his wishes. Wake up C&RT, you are the stewards of a resource that in turn you have invited all and sundry to come and enjoy. Your responsibility is to ensure all parties comply with your rules, do not assume any rights for themselves when it comes to changing those rules and only your signage and style to be displayed with permission from you, complete with a serial/reference number displayed. C&RT haven't time to do these things properly, yet always have time to do it again.
  7. Canal art...beware

    It's the bit of Stoke Bruerne where the mooring rings are in the middle of the towpath and the houses on t'other side have gigantic front doors in comparison to the boats moored there.
  8. Canal art...beware

    Now that is a cracking painting Gromit. Not only has she a fine eye, but she must be very quick as well as you don't look as if you're hanging around there.
  9. Music in Pubs

    I agree music can be intrusive, canned music irritating and massive TVs showing MTV have no place in a pub. To me though the biggest anathema is children. I left the trade when you had to pretend to be a restaurant and pamper to idiot parents that had no intention let alone feel any obligation towards reigning in their off spring. If I could make a living running a one bar pub with sawdust on flagstones, three ales on pump, no music or fruit machine with nothing more appetising than peanuts to eat. I'd go back tomorrow. However with the rents breweries charge, and it being cheaper to buy beer from Sainsbury's than the brewery's laughable idea of what wholesale means ..... it ain't going to happen.
  10. After three months I should have lost my patience. I 'd have sent a registered mail outlining everything and giving a deadline of no more than 10 days to respond. I'd have involved Trading Standards as clearly they have supplied the wrong engine. I once turned up at the sales office of a large company because they were jerking me around in a similar manner. I camped out there, spread my lunch about and shared my opinions very loudly to every customer that entered. I was threatened with police etc. but eventually somebody senior who was authorised to make decisions appeared just before the local newspaper reporters did. Then again I am a large uncouth male who finds it easy to present himself in public in an unkempt and bolshie form. And I had all of the paperwork with me that I was keen to hand out copies of with all of the difference between what I paid for and what I got. Good luck, you'll probably be best going the legal route.
  11. Canal art...beware

    And it appears to be the back end of a Northwich motor going backwards. I've never seen that before, sometimes it happens to chopped butty boats.
  12. Engine won't start!

    As Heffalump and Laurie Booth say ( Laurie should know he went through the exact same thing himself last year). Follow Tony Brooks advice.
  13. Drones, new legislation

    This has to be one of the funniest headlines concerning drones ......... From The Telegraph. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/drone-enthusiast-amazed-as-he-lands-device-on-deck-of-£3bn-hms-elizabeth-without-being-detected/ar-AApUvqF?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp
  14. How old is my DM2?

    However old it is it isn't old enough, run it for another 35 years and then ask again.
  15. Dual lip seals