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  1. Advice for Upper River Severn Please

    If you check the Bewdley and Diglis gauges now you will see that the water level has come up a bit oversight, but hardly anything really. If there is space on the floating pontoon, Upton makes a good stopping point on the way to Tewkesbury.
  2. PRM 150 Gearbox Oil

    You are not using a "modern" oil, you are using a mineral based oil. Modern synthetic oils are suited to the 12,000 mile once a year change on a car, the mineral ones are in a car context, oil changes every 6,000 as you used to do. You are fine on the gearbox, assuming it is PRM150, it is every 750 hours, although from new I personally would change it early. When we bought out boat second hand it had done 700 hours and judging by the paint the gearbox oil had not been changed, and it does not seem to have some to any harm.
  3. Managed To Avoid A Nasty Accident Today

    Are you saying contacting VTS is mandatory below Gainsborough for 12 metre plus?
  4. Advice for Upper River Severn Please

    The lack of water was a flippant comment, you are not going to go aground, but if you look the levels are generally still low, so levels in themselves are not an issue, ie the water level will not be high. The flow will probably pick up a bit after the rain. If is is flowing well and presuming you are coming off the river at Diglis, then follow the advice for approaching the lock to the canal by going past and turning in the slack water in front of Diglis river lock and not turning across the river by Diglis weir, a few boats havecome unstuck there when the river is flowing a bit, for example http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/14418303.UPDATE__Man_in_his_70s_rescued_from_stranded_narrow_boat_on_Worcester_s_River_Severn/ CRT's River Severn guide has the info in it https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/refresh/media/original/27339-new-river-severn-navigation-guide-april-2016.pdf
  5. Advice for Upper River Severn Please

    You can look at the gauges here https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels by the looks going aground due to lock of water is the biggest issue, but I suspect the levels will raise over the next 24 hours. In fact if you look at the Bewdley gauge it is just starting to kick up a little.
  6. Managed To Avoid A Nasty Accident Today

    I thought on the Trent the requirement for 2 people on board and VHF came into force when it became controlled by ABP, at Gainsborough? If so it would not be in anything from CRT as they do not require 2 people on the part of the Trent that comes under their juristication. You are quite correct that ANT require fore and aft ropes on the Avon, and going up particularly on the upper Avon you need it. I don't believe however that ANT require 2 crew.
  7. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    Yep crazy cheap until you see the delivery charge! I don't need 30" long, 600mm would sound about right for what I want.
  8. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    I am sure that is all true, and describes the ones that I have as well, the rings (which were D's welded on in 2 places) have come off, and one is very bent. They did look the right sort of size though, and most of the other I have seen look very small. Do you know where sells good quality larger ones? I think it matters from the point that after a bit with the shocks from hammering the ring will fall off.
  9. How to stop being unmoored by yobs

    I was in there a few weeks ago and noticed they had two sizes of mooring “pins”. The large ones did not look bad.
  10. Managed To Avoid A Nasty Accident Today

    Nether lock this summer
  11. Going through tunnels

    Yes would not work well in Netherton, an example of why it would be nice to understand what tunnels the OP as has issues with. Wide and narrow are quite different and there are examples of both with towpaths.
  12. Going through tunnels

    Could you tell us which tunnel you think might be problematic, the suspense is killing me!
  13. Bow locker - extra water storage?

    I would have thought you could test the effect by removing everything from the gas locker, then shaping some wood to fit over the drain holes and use silicone sealant to stick them in place. You should then have a water tight locker that you can fill with water and see what impact on trim and stability there is.
  14. Going through tunnels

    The low part of Gosty Hill. I would not fancy it with wheels on the cabin. It's bad enough with the possibility of getting stuck with a piece of wood down the side without adding to it.