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norm 'n' Q

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  1. Ice

    Post 37 me tinks
  2. So Phylis can get her post count to 200 before christmas Incoming ?
  3. Early Hire boats.

    Just got a christmas card off Wyvern Lovely picture of "Benevolence" passing through cosgrove lock 1958 Maybe Alan (chalice) may recognise it or may even be in the picture !!!
  4. Friday joke

    Two Crocodiles were sitting at the side of the Thames. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said, 'I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age; we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it.' 'Well,' said the big Croc, 'what have you been eating?' 'Politicians, same as you,' replied the small Croc. 'Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?' 'Down the other side of the Houses of Parliament next to Westminster Bridge.' 'Same here. Hmm. How do you catch them?' 'Well, I crawl up under one of their chauffeur driven cars and wait for them to open the door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg, shake the sh|t out of them and eat 'em!' 'Ah!' says the big Crocodile, 'I think I see your problem. you're not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the sh|t out of a Politician, there's nothing left but an a$$hole and a briefcase!!
  5. Highest canal in the UK?

    Nent force "During the area's peak of prosperity in 1776 John Smeaton began construction of an underground drain to assist with the transport of extracted materials as well as locate new mineral seams. The canal took 66 years to construct at a cost of £80,000, and became known as "Smeaton's Folly". In the 1830s mine manager and engineer said that it could be visited "in boats 30 feet in length, which are propelled in four feet of water by means of sticks projecting from the sides of the level; and thus may be enjoyed the singular novelty of sailing a few miles underground". It was intended to be 9 feet square but in the softer terrain was extended to 9'x16', dead level for 3.75 miles (6 km) to allow boat use, with a rise of 35 fathoms (64 m) at Lovelady Shield and then driven into the Nenthead ground. The amount of ore found was disappointing, though not insignificant. Access to the Nent force level is currently extremely difficult although efforts have been made to develop a heritage centre to make this extraordinary piece of engineering accessible to the public" Found this and thought it might be interesting to some. Some pics here. http://www.mineexplorer.org.uk/breweryshaf...5.htm#position3
  6. Boat Viewing

    Thanks Alan Got to work at the moment but i'll be back later with lots of questions.
  7. Boat Viewing

    Well ladies and gentlemen, Iv'e done it !!! We went and viewed Friday, had a good look around asked loads of questions i don't think he was expecting. We were going to put an offer in then decided to go back yesterday and have a trip out on her. What can i say. Handled great, engine sounds sweet, my 12 year old son loves it. (he had a turn on the tiller) Few issues with the internal fit out but nothing that we can't fix. Well we haggled (thanks John Orentas) and i wrote a cheque out. Life is sweet at the moment, can't wait to get out and about. I am a very happy chappy
  8. Boat Viewing

    Thanks for the info Jill much appreciated. SWMBO says we could take it out and put a gas cooker in, but i like it (means nothing that though)
  9. Boat Viewing

    I should have realised Iv'e been following your recent travels on here Thanks John i'll try
  10. Boat Viewing

    Thanks Strads, looks that way Cheers for that Cath and thank your other half for me would you. Thanks Alan good advice there. I'll report back when we have had a good look at her.
  11. Boat Viewing

    Hi all, Could you take a look at this link for us please. We are going to view this nb. It would be our first boat (we have had various holidays in the past on narrow boats) After advice on the forum we are trying to look at as many different boats as possible. What are your thoughts on price, condition etc of this one? Thanks http://narrowboats.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=88005 Hope the link works

    Is anyone serving yet ?
  13. Buying a second hand boat from a private vendor

    Thanks Alan, The boat i have put an offer on is licenced up until May next year so that would save a bob or two. Great advice on here thanks again everyone.
  14. Buying a second hand boat from a private vendor

    Thanks for the link Stewey, Yes it makes sense Troll, i'm buying by the way, Cheers chaps
  15. Buying a second hand boat from a private vendor

    Hi all, I'm new to all this so this might sound a silly question. So when buying a boat is it down to the seller or buyer, or both to inform BW ?