I'm interested in others thoughts about the boat as a bit of a check against my thoughts. Once some thoughts are stated I'll share my thoughts about why I decided against, and the conversation might lead to me having some questions about other boats I'm interested in viewing. Mainly interested in practicalities rather than what the boat looks like.
The Mutt will probably appreciate the aircon, which was a bit of an attraction for me, but cost of maintaining/running and safety/noise (especially via genny) is something that I'm not sure about. Might be cheaper to 'farm' Mutt out on occasional days if heat on boat gets unbearable...
I meant the boat in this post, yes. Looks clean & tidy. If, as you say, boats are selling like hot cakes, then you can't go wrong buying something like this (?).
That green armchair has to go to the skip. Is there a stove? Central heating is a bit sterile and boring, and always going wrong.
How many boats called 'Poppy'? You'd have to change the name to something like 'Black Lung'
Kitchen sink looks OK BUT water will get splashed and drop onto the floor to its right.
I like that the loo + shower are in their own little room, something to walk round. You have to walk through the bedroom with muddy boots to make yourself a cup of tea whilst on the move.
Ask how much the previous owners paid for it (are they the original owners?). Ask for a list of faults, and, of course, the hull - is it OK?
Any shower curtain? Bath is weird - how can you lie in that?
It says 'Crick' on the side, so looks like a 'posh' boat. Reason for sale elderly couple had enough of boating? (= genuine sale).
Side hatch = good! If I had £64,000 spare and was looking for a boat, I might say Yes to this one. It could be that a lot of money has gone into it, and I think it looks stylish enough, and the colour is OK. But then it's got one of those daft back ends (NOT cruiser stern) so you will drop into the canal and there's no room for a friend to stand beside you.
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Can count the number of days on one hand i had wished i had air conditioning on the boat, we just dont get the heat, and when it does get too hot, i go the pub.
That is fine for when you are there. Does it still work for being away for eight hours plus? (Mutt would be let out by 'someone' during that time and she is lazy enough to have to be woken up to go out for a pee!).
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