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NickF last won the day on November 28 2014

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About NickF

  • Birthday 10/02/61

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    Deal, Kent

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    Colonel Mustard ( only a canoe!)
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    Deal, Kent

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  1. Inundated with emails - why?

    There was a note at the top of my screen saying that the personal preferences had all been re set and could we update our own.
  2. Go to edit, put the cursor just past the picture, press backspace. (I think)
  3. Glad you had a good time Ian and glad you liked Telford basin and found it (and the code) OK. With a crew like that you could do a ring across the Pennines on the L and L and back via the Rochdale or the HNC in a fortnight ... I wonder if you have done that ring, probably one of the most enjoyable and varied trips I have done. Can you post any photos of the highlights of your trip?
  4. Art Deco on the Canal

    Does this count?
  5. solo parallel parking

    Sorry I missed the point above, I thought you meant mooring stern on which on rereadding I realise you didn't ... ignore all I said!
  6. solo parallel parking

    With an outboard it should be no problem as you can steer in reverse. Your only problem would be if it is windy as that will catch you more than a narrow boat so take that into account. If you reverse into the wind and steer the stern in to the gap the wind should bring the bow round for you. As others have said practice. Put a few fenders out and don't worry if you bump!
  7. Canal art...beware

    Looks like Stoke Bruerne to me.
  8. Water tap at Autherley junction?

    I was looking at mooring on the lock landing .....as you say two each side would not be good!
  9. Water tap at Autherley junction?

    A bit like this do you mean?
  10. Music in Pubs

    In Deal we have The Just Reproach. No music, no lager, no mobile phones, everyone talks to you it's great. Not many moorings for narrowboats off Deal though.
  11. Overwater to Leeds

    We moored here when we needed a mooring near the top of Wigan (we were heading down) .. no problems, nice peaceful mooring if you like middle of nowhere moorings. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Wigan/@53.5632562,-2.6088736,339m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487b04345517a4d3:0x5702a66b03f2d953!8m2!3d53.5450645!4d-2.6325074
  12. I have always been impressed when I have seen them at Crick, they look like fun , well designed little boats
  13. Overwater to Leeds

    Sounds like a fantastic trip. People say the Wigan flight is tough and rough but the only time I have done it all pounds were full and we had no problem. (we did enter the top lock at 7am and we were mob handed so were down in time for a late breakfast on the Leigh Branch by about 10am) Blackburn and Burnley are not places you would want to overnight in but neither is too big so its not a problem. There are a few safe places to moor in Leeds but you wouldn't want to overnight between Newlay Locks and Granary Wharf. It will be a great trip with a huge variety. I love the variety of paddle gear you get up on the L and L especially the chough paddles. The best advice I have had to open them is to sneak up on them when they are not looking and then take them by surprise! Have Fun! Post on here to let us know how you get on!
  14. A sad day.

    Strange, mine haven't dissapeared, I just checked out a post from a few years ago and the photo is still there (from photobucket) may be it will be culled soon!