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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Oct 2018
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    I checked on it over the weekend - STILL bubbling! I don't think this one had properly got fermenting when I put the airlock in, so it's a real slow burn. I think it might be a case of forget about it at the back of the cupboard for a few more months and then it'll either be amazing or undrinkable.

    Good news is both the ginger champagne and elderberry wine look ready for bottling and racking respectively so the bubbly will be ready for xmas.

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    The 12 hour I did in Sept was really well organised - just a couple of guys trying to set up their first race and wanting everyone to have a great time. Approachable, friendly people who seemed genuinely interested to know what runners thought of course/facilities/setup etc and were asking at the end how they could improve for next year. Generally similar feelings from other small events I've done. Not so much with RunCorp Generic Half Marathon.

    Though I think there is a place for those bigger events, I do Like Reading Half despite the cost of entry.

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    If you are on a permanent mooring, then you get a water hookup or you go fill up water tanks as you empty the waste? If you are moving around then how often do tanks need filling/emptying?

    Some moorings come with water, some do not. We used to fill out water tanks every two weeks. Your potential water tanks might be larger/smaller. You might use less water than a family of three, you might use more. Difficult to answer with any definates.

    Are some waterways/canals narrower than others? Presumably so. Is there a site that can tell me where a boat of a particular length/width can go?

    Yes some canals have narrow locks (about 7-8ft wide) which will limit your cruising if you're a wide beam. Also some canals have a max length due to limitations in the locks. A bit of googling should tell you what's what. I think Wikipedia might list the max lengths for the canal if you look up the specific page, e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennet_and­_Avon_Canal

    Do you need the full amount up front to buy a boat? ie you cant get a mortgage on a boat, right? Who pays for an out of water survey? The buyer or seller?

    Marine mortgages exist - that's the limit of my knowledge about them though. The buyer pays for the survey same as when buying a house. You want the surveyor to be working for you, not the vendor!

    Security. I see a lot of boats just on the side of the river/canal as opposed to in a secured marina/mooring. They look like they are unattended for days if not longer. Isnt there a risk of break-ins?

    As with anything, there is a risk of crime. Obvious things like don't leave your generator on the deck with easy access make you less of a target, lock up your bikes properly, don't leave a laptop on show in the window... I think crime rates do tend to be lower on the canals but you hear about the odd incident.

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    I also got the "commiserations" mag :( 3 failures in a row now.

    Fingers crossed for the club ballot!

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    Am I being slow?

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    Also if you do every run in the same pair of shoes if could be worth mixing it up a bit so the pressure isn't exactly the same each time.

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    Trainers are new and fitted in the running shop

    This does not necessarily mean it's not the shoe. Are you running lots on road? I find hot spots are more common from the continual hard, flat terrain, and much less likely to happen on trails.

    Could just be the sock bunching up a bit, could be a bit of grit under the insole, etc to cause a hot spot. Rule out the simple things first.

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    I have no idea! My sis bought the cafe from a spanish lady so the name pre-dates her ownership. She's only just got the keys last week and now trying to get everything sorted ASAP to open.

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    Thought you lovely folks would be interested to know my sister is opening a vegan cafe in Bath. It's called Cascara and should be open in the next few weeks.

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    Fuckin' 'ell, another beauty to grace the thread!

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