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In Topic: canal and river trust stating none sighting

20 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

if your son creates an account on the CRT website he can update his details on there. That at least should stop the emails coming to you.

In Topic: Wardle Lock - Boat sunk

18 August 2015 - 08:43 PM

Seen a few longer boats nearly come to grief on the Wigan Flight over the years, owing to leaky back gates. I cringe when I hear people claiming that "you can shove 'em in diagonally" etc.   If doing that, make sure that there is a powerful, working bilge pump.

Totally agree with you on that one. We have just nicely come back from the LL up and down the Wigan flight in a 60 footer and it is tight and very wet.We shared the locks going up and down. If not for the cratch the bow would have had a proper soaking and on the way down OH got a wetting as he had to back up to the cill and the torrent of water in order for me to get the gates open. Unless we get a considerably shorter boat or CRT spend some money up there we will not be going back in any hurry.

In Topic: 50th Birthday Banter 10th October 2015

18 August 2015 - 08:33 PM

I will see if pud and I can get there, although I might have to hide from TG


Hide?! You had better have a good disguise too...........)

Every single person who has posted in this thread so far is older than me.
/Delighted. :D

Your time will come.............:)

In Topic: 50th Birthday Banter 10th October 2015

17 August 2015 - 08:27 PM

We may be wintering round Birmingham so an easy cruise for us unless we have an early ice age.....so a possible for us. Like Bazza I also have a big one coming this year with a 0 on the end of it though it's the month after. So possibly...Will let you know nearer the time

In Topic: Wardle Lock - Boat sunk

17 August 2015 - 01:41 PM

We went up that lock last week we noticed that there is a groove cut out of the metal plates towards the bottom of the gates which forms a triangle. Maybe he got caught in that on the way down? ? Going up it would have been very easy to get the back button stuck in the cut out.