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Old 13 March 2012, 10:00   #11
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I started to think about this last night, but then realised Dorset seems to be OK ! But then I thought would it really make a differance if I used a big bucket and not a hose ?

I wash the boat down with a bucket & sponge anyway .....

To be fait most real hose users have a 'gun' on the end anyway nowadays to stop the water when its not needed---its just the pesky gardeners that waste it all ( and of course the water companies themselves let a lot leak away ) .

My ex used to insist on watering everything in sight after 2 days of no rain ....with the meter spinning away happily for hours ......what a waste of water & money.....
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Old 13 March 2012, 10:14   #12
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I remember the dinghy club I was with back in 2006 was classed as a business, so wasn't covered by the ban ....or somethng like that.
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Old 13 March 2012, 10:27   #13
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hmm, think id argue that flushing at least was a necessity - they are more bothered about people leaving sprinklers on just to keep their lawns green.
not really - unless you were using your boat for emergency rescue - if you can't maintains it you should not use it...

BUT , nothing stopping you keeping a big bin full of water that you use over the season for flushing...

Most boats that are moored only get flushed once a year....


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Old 13 March 2012, 10:35   #14
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Last time we had a ban I contacted my water provider & got permission to use the hose to flush my engine!
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Old 13 March 2012, 11:52   #15
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wait till Scotland gets independence and we switch off our water feeds to England.... lol
Keep it!! ours comes from the Lake District
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Old 13 March 2012, 12:29   #16
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Keep it!! ours comes from the Lake District
He's only messin' wi' ye. They'll never turn it off...
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...not while they're p1$$ing in it and you lads are brushing yer teeth wi' it.

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Old 13 March 2012, 12:42   #17
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He's only messin' wi' ye. They'll never turn it off...
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...not while they're p1$$ing in it and you lads are brushing yer teeth wi' it.

Jesus R why did ya have to tell them
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Old 13 March 2012, 12:53   #18
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He's only messin' wi' ye. They'll never turn it off...
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...not while they're p1$$ing in it and you lads are brushing yer teeth wi' it.

Aye and don't forget that fish fck in it
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Last time we had a ban I contacted my water provider & got permission to use the hose to flush my engine!
I've emailed south east water having thought about this very issue today. Ill post the reply when and if it comes back. Not worried about boat as bucket and sponge will do but flushing engine is more of a concern.

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Found this if it helps, I note "cleaning a private leisure boat"
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