Alacrity Passed………..

by John on June 20, 2009

bss-logoWell after having being thoroughly examined Alacrity passed her BSS examination……………..I didn’t think that she would fail but …..there could allways be something.

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Ten Bob Note – Where have you gone

by John on June 16, 2009

I had been wondering for a while why whenever I tried looking at Ten Bob Note’s website it returned a 404 page.

 I found this when I was reading the Canal World Forum.

Well, what an unexpected reaction. Many thanks to all of you for your kind comments re my web site.

Why did I take it down?? Well, probably the main reason was the amount of time it required to update and maintain it. My only form of internet access is my mobile phone and on occasions, the link can be worse than useless.

Also, I did feel that I was ‘under scrutiny’ in everything I did, I started to feel a bit ‘uncomfortable’ with it all in recent months.

I never ever expected the blog to become as popular is it became. As Cotswoldman thought, I started it initially so that friends and family could keep up with my adventures and whereabouts.

I have to say it will be a great loss to the canal blogging world as Ernies website was one of the best, It was the first that I would click on when I went online, the photographs were like being there with Ernie .

Blogging should be a pleasure and not a chore, so please Ernie still post but only when you want to, I won’t remove the link to your site just incase you change your mind


Battery Boxes

by John on June 12, 2009

As I have changed around the battery connections to balance the heavy draw from the inverter I found that the lids covering the batteries don’t fit, yet another thing to do for the BSS.

So new lids have been made and a new box to house the two extra batteries. You need to be a contortionist to get at Alacrity’s batteries as when I have to top them up. I still haven’t modified the cupboard above them, that’s another job.

 So fitting the lids and extra battery box was to say the least a trial well that’s now done and all is ready for the BSS.

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Gas Locker Repaint

May 31, 2009

Well you’ve heard of the joke about the gynecologist who decorated his hallway through the letterbox, that’s just how I felt when I decided to repaint Alacrity’s gas locker. Alacrity’s Boat Safety Examination is coming up soon and I noticed that one of the things they were looking at were rusty floors in gas lockers […]

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Boat Safety Scheme

May 27, 2009

Its that time again, Waiting for me on the door mat when I got home was my licence renewal form from BW, always a welcome sight  Not. Included was a notice telling me that I needed to renew my Boat Safety Certificate, minor panic ensued for a few moments while I located the last inspections paperwork. […]

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Lack of Posts

May 25, 2009

I should apologise for the lack of posts over the past two months, although there has been much to post the pressure of work has left me so mentaly knackered something had to give. I hope to resume posting very soon 😀

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It’s Officially the First Day of Spring

March 20, 2009

As of 05.48 am it was officially the First Day of Spring.

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What a Great Weekend

March 16, 2009

Up at sparrow fart on Saturday with a quick stop for breakfast on the way. We were at Braunston for 9am. It was shaping up weather wise to be a great weekend. I was a man on a mission. On our last visit we found that the water supply pipes from the Tank were weeping and […]

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Friday the 13th!!

March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th is widely hailed as the most common superstition in the world. It’s the second one in two months this year, so I thought that I would explore the Phobia!! The fear of Friday the 13th (known as paraskevidekatriaphobia) isn’t exactly grounded in scientific logic. But the really strange thing is that most of […]

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