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matty40s

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  1. Advice on Sawley to Anderton

    I did it from Norton Junction late August in 4 days, so a week is quite sensible at this time of year. I would suggest Alrewas or Fradley, Great Haywood, Festival Park rather than the Tunnel entrance at Harecastle. Bluebell Inn at Kidsgrove, Middlewich, go down Anderton lift and have a day on the River Weaver. This allows lots of spare time for inclement weather and visiting places - something I don't have the luxury of doing when moving boats.
  2. Springwood haven marina FS

    Indeed ☺ There are many marinas with yards and separate tunnels etc. It works well when people work together, and can get uncomfortable when they don't. Pump outs, you will probably find the moorers get discounted or free pump outs from a single point, although some marinas have a suction hole on every pontoon.!!!! Tis a nice place however, probably not quite a large enough marina for the workshop to exist on its own, especially after Valley Cruisers moves elsewhere. Boot Wharf, Alvecote , barry Hawkins yard and charity dock are on the same stretch without even heading up the Ashby.
  3. Visitor mooring implies that a visitor may be able to find a mooring there at some point, Victoria Park is not that location.
  4. Managed To Avoid A Nasty Accident Today

    I have single handed the Trent a few times, I always use centre line only, up or down.
  5. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    did you look at the weld between the straight and the circle ...... I wouldnt trust it with a helium baloon in a gale. They are also very soft steel, the pin head soon mashes down and splinters.
  6. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    the latest Middling Swindlers ones could be termed as dress pins they are so flimsy.
  7. Horninglow Basin T&M

    I struggled to get the back end in on Monday, turning was bringing up masses of silt which will obviously sit under the remaining 3 or 4 boats moored there if they don't move very often. The boat in the article is the nearest to the facility block so hasn't got to worry about anything sanitation wise, however, there is no refuse facility there any more, and the surrounds are neglected to the point of shabbiness. There was also a lot of floating and sunk litter there. Towing the boat to another mooring in the same basin will not solve anything. Towing the boat to another local CRT mooring will probably inconvenience the ill boater as he will have to have transport to get to doctors and other facilities. Dredging the basin is long overdue. Repairing the fences off the road is probably overdue too. However, CRT probably think that if they continue to do nothing, money will continue to be paid until the basin is as empty as the one next to their old office at Fazeley Junction, tamworth.
  8. Severn, Mersey and Ribble

    Very detailed and concise information mods, can this be a pinned topic in one of the waterways journeys folders.
  9. Shardlow to nottingham

    I've only ever found the flood gates shut when on amber, or late October to march, which has been standard for years.
  10. Sim card Data deals

    Might be a shop only deal.
  11. Shardlow to nottingham

    Sawley flood lock wide open yesterday morning , the Trent is currently very low.
  12. Going through tunnels

    Indeed, flatten the lower bit and it looks like a tunnel view. Flatten it, sit on it, twist it and straighten it out again......it a training run for Braunston
  13. Sim card Data deals

    The top deal is only £16 if you have the mifi !!!! , work that one out. The router is with 3 as well.
  14. Sim card Data deals

    Free Huawei mifi too. If you really want to push the boat out, you can get a wifi router with 100gb PLUS the tv channels for £30 a month. It has sockets for external 3g and 4g ariel input as well. It's a 240v unit, but operates through a transformer plug to run on 12v. Get rid of the plug and wire into a stabilised 12v supply and you are laughing.
  15. Sim card Data deals

    I've just taken a £16 for 40gb plus eat all you can Netflix and some other channels on 3.
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