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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Radford Semele to Saltisford Canal Centre.

Last leg of the trip, with  stop for a food shop at Aldi, before returning to our mooring at the Saltisford Canal Centre.

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Keith.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Braunston to Long Itchington

Now moored at The Two Boats Inn, Long Itchington, had lunch and a couple of pints there, and a good chat with the landlord about the history of the pub.

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Keith.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Alvecote to Hawkesbury Junction

Wet run up through Atherstone flight.

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Stopped raining as we approached sunny Nunny, now moored just before Hawkesbury junction.

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Keith.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fox and Anchor to Ingestre Bridge No.78 T&M

Weather-wise today, couldn't have been better.

Lock-wise not so, 13 locks against us today, none with us.

Now moored at Ingestre Bridge No. 78 between Great Haywood and Weston on the Trent & Motorway.

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Keith.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Black Country Living Museum to Fox and Anchor, Cross Green

Really lovely day travelling down the 21. All against us apart from the first two, but managed to do them in 3½ hours.

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Now moored at Fox and Anchor, Cross Green.

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Keith.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Oozells Street Loop Junction to Black Country Living Museum.

Nice run from Birmingham up Smethwick locks, old main line to Black Country Living Museum.

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Smethwick top lock.

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Engine Arm.

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Black Country Living Museum.

Keith.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Merry Hill to Birmingham

Now moored Old Turn Junction end of Oozells Street loop in Birmingham.

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Keith.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Black Country Living Museum to Merry Hill Embankment

Food shop at Aldi before setting off from Black Country Living Museum. Stopped briefly at Waterfront at Brierley Hill before reversing to the moorings on the embankment above Merry Hill Shopping Centre.

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Keith.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Kingswood Junction to Drawbridge Inn, Shirley

Lapworth flight done, check.

Bricks from Jacky loaded in hold, check.

Moored at Drawbridge Inn, Shirley, check.

Fish and chips twice and 2 pints of Golden Hen, check.

Think we deserved that!

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Keith.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Saltisford Arm to Kingswood Junction

Set off for Birmingham this morning, our Yucca plant will flower whilst we are away .

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A wet run up the Hatton locks, but we did complete them in 2hrs 45mins, now moored at Kingswood junction.

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Keith.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Further Work on the Baseplate

Today we managed to complete work underneath the floor of the hold as far as the new model railway room will go. Lagging the main water pipe to stop the condensation, painting the baseplate with used engine oil, and refitting the shutts.

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Keith.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Work in the Hold

Today we started preparatory work for building my model railway room in the hold. First we had to sort out the rubbish, which went in the bins, then moved everything as far forward as possible, which allowed us access to and removal of the first two shutts (floorboards) from the bulkhead at the saloon end of the hold.

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It is in better condition than we thought it might be. Jo set about scraping and removing the loose bits, then painted the base of the walls. It is already for oiling tomorrow morning, then we can do under the next 2 shutts. We thought that whilst we had the shutts up it was lagging the main water pipe from the water tank in the bow with some pipe insulation, to stop the condensation which appears to be happening, so I popped to Screwfix to get some and have fitted the first lengths.

Keith.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Final Work on New Generator

The final piece, an anti-siphoning vent valve fitted and connected. As the raw water cooling water is ejected out of the exhaust, this valve is required, as the generator is mounted below water level, to stop the raw water siphoning back into the engine.

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With the shelf fitted back in place.

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It is now up and running, and so much quieter than the old one, both inside the engine room and outside from the exhaust.

Keith.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hatton Dry Dock to Saltisford Arm

Yesterday afternoon, after Rob had finished fitting the raw water intake and stopcock, I refitted the engine room steps which conveniently hide and protect the stopcock from accidentally being opened.

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I then fitted the strainer to the wall and connected the pipe from the generator and used a short length of pipe to connect the strainer to the stopcock, the blue device hanging above the strainer is the special spanner for undoing the strainer.

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This morning the dry dock was refilled, fortunately there was no leaking from the new raw water intake, which is good news.

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We then waited for our friends Mike and Lynn, who we shared the locks with on Sunday, to come back down and we re-joined with them for the remaining 18 locks back to our mooring in the Saltisford Arm. We moored the other way round so that Jo can do some repair work to the paintwork on the portside.

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Keith.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raw Water Intake for New Generator

Jo and I finished blacking this morning, just in time for Rob turned up to fit the raw water intake for our new generator. A hole had to be cut through the hull as viewed from outside.

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The inlet fitting was fitted in this hole, again as viewed from outside.

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Inside the engine room with the new inlet fitted.

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The stop cock fitted to the inlet. All ready for leaving the dry dock tomorrow morning.

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Keith.