Friday, November 27, 2009

I need my sleep! Grrrr

  I am currently moored next to this boat.

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This morning, and yesterday morning they started up their engine at silly o’clock. The rules on the waterways are that you can only run your engine/generator between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Silly o’clock is not during those hours.  I didn’t realise it was them that woke me yesterday, but today I investigated. GRRRRR 

9 Comments:

Blogger Paul (from Waterway Routes) said...

I hope you will be reporting them to your BW office - if you don't then you can't expect BW to act and they will keep doing it.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Captain Ahab said...

The 8 till 8 rule is one of the few absolutes on the canals as far as I am concerned. I am very tolerant about most things but out of hours charging and people nicking my parking space at work are the two things that demand action - oh that and anyone making a pass at Belle of course! Get well soon Bones - do you need an emergency supply of DVD's to ease you along?

5:56 PM  
Blogger Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

Are you sure it was the engine of was it an inboard generator in the bows with the exhaust pointing out on the right hand side.

7:04 PM  
Blogger John Witts said...

Bow six-pounders! Fire as you bear!

9:22 PM  
Blogger Keith and Jo Lodge said...

Sadly this situation is happening more and more Bones. We have had a few occasions this year when people have run their boats engines out of hours. One started running his engine from 10.45pm to 1.30am. I really hope that it does not slow your recovery to much.
Maybe a polite word in their ear may help. because we have also become aware that some newcomers to the waterways, just do not know of the 8 till 8 rule. I was even told once that there was no such rule, it was made up by boaters.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if that is the boat I think it is it is possibly the most horrendously unsympathetic conversion of an old boat I have ever seen. As its owners seemed blissfully unaware of that, I'm not surprised they're unaware of other things too.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Maffi said...

Harnser you cannot mistake the sound of an old thumper and anyway they often use an old cage genny for power.

Anonymous it is as sympathetic as President. That isnt much of the original either.

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you sure Maffi, that it hasn't got an overly high deckboard, glass sides a la Dover, and very ill fitting cloths? It's not how much of the original is left that matters, it's how well the new bits are done.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Area D said...

http://www.millwharfboats.co.uk/album1_017.htm

As I understood it the owners have been liveaboards for some time.

8:36 PM  

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