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#1 Geoffrey Hammond

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:39 AM

I apologise for a slightly unusual posting.

I am going to be staying in the Braunston area for about a week from the 10th April while the fitting out of my new boat continues. I shall be happy to watch and learn, but Id rather be boating.

If there is anyone who would like some crew help - locking, etc - for a day or a few hours, then I would be delighted to drive out and help. Naturally, the more help required, the further I would drive.

Many thanks.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:50 AM

I have never been known to turn down help.
We are 2 boats both single handed and would imagine that during the period you mention we could well be heading down Napton Flight.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

Many thanks for the most friendly reply.

I shall be in touch towards the end of next week.

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 03:32 PM

A further update.

I am now definitely in Braunston from Monday to Friday - 11th to 15th April.

And what I am keen to do is to quietly and politely help on the water.

I'm happy to drive up to an hour or so from Braunston to walk and work a lock flight - or give whatever help is needed.

Many thanks.
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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:01 PM

Just mooch up and down the flight - windlass in hand - until you happen upon an under-manned boat.

I did this years ago with my young lads (at Stoke B) as a training exercise for them and had a great day, helping several single-handers.
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Oily rag to Jake (Lister HRW3) and Pintail (Gleniffer DB2).


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Posted 09 April 2011 - 04:25 PM

Could'nt see your way clear to be available at Wilton Locks on the 11th June could you ? I do find them rather heavy and difficult being only 4'10".........:rolleyes:
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#7 Geoffrey Hammond

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 05:10 PM

Could'nt see your way clear to be available at Wilton Locks on the 11th June could you ? I do find them rather heavy and difficult being only 4'10".........:rolleyes:


I'd be delighted to help.

What is the name of your boat?

Will you be going up or down - and about when.

Send me your mobile number if you'd like to make more precise contact.

Best wishes.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:13 PM

We'll be on Anjou (tug) leaving Saisons at Wilton on the morning of the 11th June probably between 10ish/11ish - no later I hope. will be heading Braunston way. I know I really struggled with those locks the last time - I had to get a couple of guys to give me a hand. Once past there its OK though. BTW I was only kidding but if you are around your help will be gratefully appreciated!
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:02 AM

Geoffrey thank you for your help yesterday in going up Braunston Locks it was a pleasure to meet you
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 07:49 AM

Geoffrey thank you for your help yesterday in going up Braunston Locks it was a pleasure to meet you


I'm jealous! If anyone is around, y'know, the whole Thames ring (clockwise) from Easter onwards and is simply desperate for some lock experience, let us know ;)

(Seriously though, what a sensible plan, hope you all enjoyed the experience!)
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Posted 18 April 2011 - 05:19 AM

Geoffrey thank you for your help yesterday in going up Braunston Locks it was a pleasure to meet you


John,

The pleasure was mine. Enjoy your journry.

Geoffrey
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