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Wednesbury Old Canal

11 January 2017 - 06:25 PM

Someone on Canalplan has posted a note on the page for the Wednesbury Old Canal stating:


Due to the toxins in the silt, boats are requested not to cruise this water.




Does anyone know if this is true, and if so where has the information come from?





Webasto Thermo Top ups

16 November 2016 - 04:39 PM

Can these have their exhaust routed through a chimney or do they need to go sideways through the hull?


We've got a broken Optimus Alde which has a nice balanced flue in the roof and if I could route the Webasto inlet and exhaust through that hole it would be great.


Hertford Union Locks

29 July 2016 - 07:25 PM

There's quite an interesting debate going on over at Canalplan about the names of the three locks on the Hertford Union.


Canalplan uses the names given in Edwards so they are Old Ford Locks. Other sites (including wikipedia) use these names but it looks like they've used Canalplan as their source.  C&RT refer to them as Top, Middle and Bottom Locks, Hertford Union (most of the time.. .they also refer to them as Old Ford Locks)


I've found that Stanford's map of 1872 refers to the middle lock as Wick Lane Lock...


So does anyone have any other sources which either are contemporary to Edwards or that pre-date Canalplan going on-line (so say prior to 2002) - examples being old guide books etc, that might shed some light on the subject?

'They're cheating the rest of us' : Reaction as man fined for illegal fishi...

20 April 2016 - 05:25 PM

Anglers are being reminded of the importance of getting rod licences after a man was ordered to pay £900 for illegal fishing in a beauty spot near Tewkesbury.

Fisherman Ladislav Kobak, was fined after Environment Agency bailiffs found him breaking the rules at Stanchards Pit, off the River Avon in Tewkesbury in September last year

Optimus Replacement

30 March 2016 - 05:38 PM

Our Optimus central heating boiler needs a new controller block which will cost about £400.


So I'm considering alternatives.


The Optimus has a balanced flue which exits through the roof and its installed in a "cupobard" to one side of the central door at the back of our boat. 


Ideally something that fits into the same space and possibly using the existing hole in the roof would be ideal.


Anyone got any suggestions?