I've deleted some of my posts because they were about me and Foxy having a bit of fun. No problem with that but as this is in the new to boating part I thought it was best to delete my posts. I'll delete this post as well or I'm quite happy for the post to get into a discussion about deleting posts.
You'll have to go a long way to beat MM. He deleted himself!
There is no reason why others can't enjoy the banter. I just suddenly thought that maybe I should keep the banter to the Pit rather than let it spill out into other areas of the forum. The banter happened naturally and was good natured, I'm used to regulated forums and I'm still trying to work out what 'self regulated' means.
Don't tell my anything goes - otherwise the forum will be off air very shortly!
One of the things I enjoy about this forum is the way that the chat ebbs and flows naturally, it wanders off into little byways but eventually wanders back onto track again. It's very much more like chatting to a bunch of mates in a pub rather than the restrictions of the other place. I don't think anyone gets bothered when threads get sidetracked as a natural result of banter between mates
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2016 20:10:14 GMT by JohnV: edited for a random rather !!!
My boat didn't have full fit out as i wanted free space and didn't want to many cupboards, the guy who did mine had been working in boats for about 25 years..she was lovely inside...although I didn't live aboard I wish now I had never brought horror house and moved aboard the boat. There are bits of her that didn't work..main one I think was having stove just inside the door...bedroom t'other end cold as the heat never got that far. I should have had bigger inverter than I did...but if u cc thats not really so important I guess.... The best bit about my boat was having a breakfast bar and high stools cos I sat there all the time when moored...I could see out and write, though I guess raised dinette works as well but I thought they always looked to train carriage ish Solar panels would be good. Ah and the great debate..I think pump out toilet as cassettes kinda heavy to lug and didn't always find anywhere to empty. She was lined with I think..no cannot recollect without delving in the file...if i can find i will post again...anyway I should have put more coats of varnish particularly near kitchen area as i always forgot to point kettle spout out into the room so it didn't steam its way up the walls. Bow thruster does help particularly in the wind when winding..mind u I broke mine one side(panic mode overuse) first time I used it and never missed it..my driving improved. Go onboard lots of boats but when you narrow down take some one who knows where to delve and what questions to ask with you. Read loads....
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Our boat builder offered two levels of fitout, one was primarily solid wood (eg tongue and groove sides and roof), the other veneered sheeting which is cheaper. However personally I prefer the clean lines of sheeting rather than the busyness of tongue and groove in a small space. So that's what we have and in fact the bulkheads etc are veneered blockboard rather than ply. The floor is ply though. There are small hatches under the carpet at each plumbing connection (eg where the radiator pipes connect to the main heating loop) and such places are a good opportunity to see the edge of the ply. A quick visit to B & Q will show you what rubbish quality ply looks like. Good quality ply whether marine or not (though preferably the former) it in a different league in terms of the number of uniform layers and solidity.
When we first looked at getting a new boat at the budget end of the market we had a look round a demo boat. It was all very glitzy with marble worktops and shiny lighting, however as soon as you delved just slightly under the surface it was rubbish with MDF fittings and nasty cheapo wood such as you would find in B&Q, amateurish joinery. When you leant on anything it flexed, whereas everything in our current boat is solid and if anything over-engineered.
So to start with I think it can be hard to look at a boat and see the quality (or not) beneath the glitz, however that ability comes pretty quickly with a small amount of experience.
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dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT