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  1. Subsidence? They only repaired them in the summer? Speaks volumes.
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    Quay Headings

    Not a problem at all. I would be more than happy to take a look, if you want to PM me your details. If I can't help, I can certainly point you in the direction of someone who can.
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    BA Volunteering

    To anyone looking to volunteer some labour, I personally think that's a much more worthy cause than BA. And from what I've seen Lori and the NWDCT lot really crack on.
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    Quay Headings

    Difficult one without seeing it with my own eyes although a hole any lower than your front board shouldn't usually be there. I don't know about that, excellent advice, you'll be doing me out of a job. The only thing to really add to it would be if putting in decking, make sure your back supporting uprights are long enough. Quite often see boardwalk that's sunk at the back after dredgings have been put on a plot and it looks terrible. Also, wood waste, chippings, shreddings, all brilliant as backfill underneath a boardwalk. Light, gentle on the piling, easy to move, usually free. There's no point wasting good money on soil you'll never see again.
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    BA Volunteering

    In all seriousness, and without any spite towards my peers, you would probably be just as competent.
  6. riverman

    BA Volunteering

    I don't know the ins and out, but for some reason they don't seem to have the same quantity of manual volunteers as they used to. Possibly insurance, possibly the hand holding required when utilising volunteer labour.
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    Here We Go Again! / An Apple a day

    Shame, I quite liked it. I now also look like a crazy person
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    Wherries

    Isn't there one buried in your yard at Statham?
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    Here We Go Again! / An Apple a day

    Please don't get me wrong, the fact that most threads on here have a bit of BA bashing speaks more about they way they operate than the people commenting on this forum, personally I take great pleasure in tearing BA to pieces.
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    Here We Go Again! / An Apple a day

    Not really, from what I have seen on here, most threads at some point have a bit of BA bashing as light relief at some point. Back onto to topic though, are we saying the pancake mix is adhesive for the shingles or are we cooking them to create shingles? If so, I'd recommend a slightly different mix and make American pancakes, I would imagine the thickness would help with heat loss and overall structural stability. There again, I have never known a canoe to carry a spare so I suspect you have bigger problems than the advantages and disadvantages of bicarb in pancake mix, and the inherent benefits to heat loss when making roofing shingles.
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    Here We Go Again! / An Apple a day

    I don't know, once again we're into BA bashing but I don't think it's all as simple as that. It's difficult to say too much without giving the game away, suffice to say the BA residents, some quite senior, thought it was good what he was doing. It reminds me of our political system, BA being the party (whichever one) in power and everyone else being the opposition. The opposition can have the best idea for something that would be generally beneficial but the party in power can't be seen to take those on board in fear they'll lose face. If BA are good at one thing, it's keeping themselves in charge.
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    Here We Go Again! / An Apple a day

    But what's wrong with that? It was there own money. No, in fact I was thinking of another private individual who we done work for. The man in question bought a swamp, had it cleared, spending quite literally hundreds of thousands in the process, just to be refused to permission to grass one of the islands. GRASS. Not some enormous house, or mooring basin. He wasn't doing it for any commercial reason, just wanted to tidy it up for himself and the other residents (including some BA workers) down the road. Apparently grass isn't natural there..... BA should be grateful for individuals like these not fight them, they are few and far between.
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    Horsey Mere

    Exactly my point. Having done work there, (possibly without planning - woops), BA won't say too much to the National Trust or the stewards of the estate, The Buxton's. Perhaps one of the few instance where BA are forced to be cooperative. I think it's more a case of telling people it's closed to stop people descending on mass.
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    Horsey Mere

    News to me, I wasn't aware it had anything to do with BA. I've done a fair amount of work there and always got the impression is was closed by the stewards/owners of horsey estate.
  15. We could just ignore it, 13000+ boats aren't going to disappear over night. And I think that's really the difference between Windermere and The Broads, numbers. I appreciate that 5-6 million (est.) was a lot of money for them to lose but we're talking about some very different figures here. Don't get me wrong, I think being watchful of BA is no bad thing but I don't believe for a second that they could ever get away with doing it.
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