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Post Options Post Options   Quote alstorer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Nov 13 at 8:06pm
Originally posted by laser193713

Also you should NEVER do number 38, especially when working near the top end of the power of an extension lead. 
Rather less temptation to do it with UK power leads anyway, much like with #30. Our plugs may be clunky but they do have some advantages!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 13 at 11:53am
Originally posted by Towergate_Insurance

I am but a humble social engagement manager! Fortunately our insurance advisers are far more knowledgeable and probably come across the aforementioned scenario all the time!  Cool

Oh dear, I don't want my premium to be paying for that! Surely one of the experienced staff is human enough to use a forum and some social media without requiring a dedicated member of staff! Rule 1 of social engagement, don't let the customer know you're just there to humour them whilst someone else is too busy to deal with their questions!  Ouch
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Dedicated is very much the word! 

At Towergate we're dedicated to keeping in touch with our customer base both within the confines of business arrangements and outside of them via social channels (where I come in). 

To address the second half of your post, I'm not here whilst someone else is too busy. I'm here because our marine specialists are dedicated (there's that word again) to solving your insurance problems. It is not their job to hold conversations like this, nor is it their job to source interesting, crowd sourced content by engaging with the boating community. I can assure you however, it is their job to answer your insurance related questions and they are very effective at it. 

If you do have a question you'd like answered, please use our contact us page to contact the team. 

At this point I'd like to remind you of the original point of this thread.

do you use any simple/cost effective household items to make things easier on the water?

For example, many use builders gloves for better grip. let us know your simple tips and tricks and we'll put the best ones together in to one ultimate guide! 

You never know, you might end up picking up some stocking filler ideas for Christmas as well!

Thanks all!
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Originally posted by Towergate_Insurance

 to source interesting, crowd sourced content by engaging with the boating community. 

Apologies. I should have put that bit in bold too. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote winging it Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 13 at 2:33pm
I'm so glad this forum has told me what 'astroturfing' now means.  I guess this is pretty close.  
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It is. It is also one of the few threads with any traffic on it this afternoon, so it isn't all bad!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Towergate_Insurance Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 13 at 3:19pm
Not quite sure how it's got to this guys?!

Perhaps it would help to explain that as part of our website, we write helpful content on a range of boating topics aimed at those starting out in the world of boating. Some of those article even appear right here on yachtsandyachting.com. 


Christmas is coming, we thought it would be a nice idea to put together a Christmas present idea article with input from the people who know best - you lot! 

Hope that answers everyone's questions about why we're here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 13 at 4:56pm
No, because that's not why you're here. You're here to advertise your company for free, yes I know you probably pay for the banners but this bit here is free. If you're just doing it for the fun then you've got something to think about because you're being paid to write it and we are paying for you to be paid to write it. How does that make us feel!? If you want to write on here for fun then create an account that isn't in your company name! 
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Steady on folks...

Astroturfing is the game of creating fake content pretending to be general public opinion.

This appears to be exactly the opposite. The chap is, without any kind of deception or hiding of his identity, soliciting genuine members of the public to write genuine stuff. We surely do not want folks who are providing some kind of company presence to be writing things without making it clear who they are from.

Honestly, what are you guys whinging about? That the chap works for someone and makes it clear? Leave off and go and find something important to complain about... If YY object to his presence in the company name I'm sure they'd take action. Quite what it is to do with the most prominent objector, and why he feels the need to be so aggressive about it, is something of a mystery to me.



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Can't believe how much some of you are moaning about this! Obviously Towergate are using this as an advertising method but it's totally counter-productive to just lay into them and moan about it. Very boring, and to the outsider it just makes us all look a bit miserable. At least they've tried to make it interesting and generate some discussion on what is actually a very good topic. Might make a bit more sense to make use of at least part of what the OP intended the thread to be for and start talking about some 'life hacks'.  Thumbs Up

Anyway...

Instead of wrapping up shroud plates in electrical tape, cut off a bit of bike innertube and slide it onto the shroud when you rig the boat. Stops anything catching and stops the split ring getting bent or pulled out, plus it's easier to remove than tape and reuseable.

GOGOGO!  Big smile


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