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I purchase one of these extendable wind screen cleaners from my local Camping & General.  I found it great for reaching those awkward places.  Like many boats the wind screen on the boat I hired recently was set right back making it a long stretch to clean it.  This tool mad it very quick simple.
Streetwize Windscreen Clean & Shine Kit For Gleaming Glass SWWW

I found this site that sells them.
http://www.roaduserdirect.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=3385

or order by phone: 01733 565059

Price was £5.99 now £3.99.  Add on £2.99 delivery.


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Alan...
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I wonder what were essential items back in the 60's, before we
required all this technology.

I remember my parents took...
Several boxes of matches, for ciggies and gas stove, or gas lamp.
A torch, plus spare batteries.
The clothes they were standing up in, and a change.
A towel or two
Soap, tooth brush etc
A razor, no forget that, he started to grow a beard...
Tin opener. Loo roll. Some cash. Waterproofs.
My Dad used to take a spark plug and a spanner for the old hand
start petrol engines.

When I went with my family in the 80's we took a roll of carpet, to put
next to the bed, boy was that vinyl cold. I took a small tool kit too!
fixed many a water leak. We also took a sharp knife and a decent
frying pan, also a 12 volt TV, if anyone remembers those Russian
Rigonda Black and White TVs with a 5" screen. A long fused cable to
connect to the battery.
TV's were even optional in the earlier days of boating.
A window squeegy for inside and out.
Another essential, that even now we still take, a bottle of Rum.
When ever possible... Lemon Hart Rum, difficult to get now though.


These days...
If it doesn't move and it should... WD 40
If it moves and it shouldn't... Gaffer tape.
For everything else... your credit card.

best regards, Richard.
I can't wait to be back on the Broads.


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I had a riverside shop during the 1970's and whilst we didn't hire or sell T.V's we did sell scores of frying pans, hundreds of tin openers, dozens of mats and no end of water-bottles. I suppose yards just checked the boats on changeover to ensure they had the various bits, just didn't check that they worked! In the days of deposits we also sold numerous glasses, boat hooks, cutlery and deck-mops. More than anything though, we sold thousands of wooly bobble hats during the course of a season. We also sold playing cards by the caseload.

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It's been a few years since I first started putting this list together, so maybe it's time to review and add, or maybe remove some items?

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One very useful gadget is a Karcher WindowVac. Brilliant for removing the condensation from the inside of windows. Beats a chamois leather hands-down.

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I'll second that Karcher plug, been using one for about 2 years and wouldn't want to be without it now. Makes cold mornings a breeze. Handy when you've had a shower too!

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Erm, I still use a towel after I've showered   tounge-in-cheek

Seriously though, I bought the first one for my wife, but it now lives permanently in my shower room (when it's not on the boat). She kept mithering on about it, so I've now bought her another one. The MkII version is quieter, easier to empty, has a replaceable battery and a more sensibly-placed on/off switch.

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It's only because the Karcher can't get in all those wrinkles Pally Playful Wink  well if your anything like me.
Couldn't agree more about the Karcher, revolutionised boating mornings.

Dave   Cheers

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