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frangar last won the day on January 21

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  1. Sorry I'm late to the party but another vote for Mike Carter!! You chose well!!
  2. Or even the same manufacturer! i fitted a Pegler branded valve in my mothers house then a couple of years later needed to fit some more on a shower pump. I decided to colour code the valves which meant swapping the handle of the exsisting valve.....but they had totally changed the design of the handle/valve!! I wasn't impressed.
  3. Ouch!! its going to be some insurance paperwork........
  4. At the moment the chance of finding a manned lock on the upper reaches is looking this rate I might only need one weeks licence.....which means less money if this happens to quite a few boats.....I'm now moored on the River at Osney and the lock is on Public operation.....the mooring website seems to work though.....I shall report back as and when I find a lockie to pay!
  5. I might pass on your kind offer!! You don't seem to be able to get a licence online...only the moorings! can do it by post but you need to allow 10 days before you need it...bit tricky when you have left your home mooring and aren't too sure when you will our case a couple of days later than planned due to an extended stoppage! I wonder if the EA have "Prop Clamps" like the DVLA have wheel clamps for untaxed cars.....
  6. So I'm about to drop onto the Thames at oxford via sheepwash channel....had a walk to Osney lock to find its self service til April which I understand is the case for all the locks who do I pay for a temporary licence?? Do I just boat on till I get accosted or will I be hung for daring to set foot on EA waters without any paperwork? What happens when I use the new mooring system but the boat isn't on the database.... This seems an odd way to run something...almost makes CRT look organised!!
  7. Personally I'd rather have a deep water draught and less air draft.....makes for a much nicer handling boat plus in my eyes it looks better......and I've cruised most of the system
  8. Just to say all repopend today 25/3 at about 2pm......however I got rather stuck on something in the bottom of Shipton lock and needed to be flushed out.....I only draw 2ft 8in so that doesn't bode well......
  9. At least that's something! I'm guessing they might be reviewing the petrol sales and possibly petrol powered craft mooring now.....
  10. Just saw this on FB. Hope everyone is ok. Petrol fires aren't fun at all.
  11. Sitting at enslow wharf now.....few boats waiting but not mad....several boats that passed me when i was moored at Heyford didn't know the opening was delayed or that it was be fair there aren't any notices saying it's shut wihich I think is a pretty poor show on CRTs part.....not everyone has email or internet aboard.....a few notices on the notice boards or pinned to the lock balance beams wouldn't go amiss especially as it's in the end of the river section when you are going south.....and that's on yellow on the gauge at the moment.
  12. I reckon they ran out of tea & cake....... The hire boat crew that need to be back in Oxford on Saturday are less than chuffed....they had a call from their hire base saying they wouldn't be able to get through...that's what made me double check with CRT...and then as if by magic an email appeared......
  13. Just had the email!! Notice Alert Oxford Canal Starts At: Lock 41, Shipton Lock Ends At: Lock 41, Shipton Lock Wednesday 15 March 2017 09:00 until Saturday 25 March 2017 16:00 Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Repair Update on 23/03/2017: Due to unexpected issues with our supply chain, the work to repair the lock gates has been delayed. Our local team and Contractors have been working together to recover the lost time, however we need to extend the stoppage until 4pm om Saturday 25 March to enable the works to be completed. We apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience whilst we complete these essential repairs.
  14. Just been in touch with CRT after a tip off! Lock 41 stoppage has been extended by a day till Sat 25 March. Due to reopen now at 4pm. Dont think website has been updated yet. Thought best to start a new topic so it gets noticed.
  15. Know one of the previous owners well & the boatfitter that installed the gallley & other bits. Personally I think she's a lovely boat and I'd be proud if she was mine....there's far too many clonecraft about these days & you can take delight in mooring in gaps others can only dream about. Have fun with her!