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  3. Once I'd swept up the glass and covered the window with bubble wrap, the very next thing I did was head down to Hawne Basin. I was planning on coming on Friday, but shifted forwards a few days. It helps that it's my home mooring.
  4. I have managed to take a window out, re-seal it and put it back, but that's about my limit.
  5. And some scrote has smashed your window in.
  6. Thanks again for the responses and ideas. I've been in touch with channelglaze and they're putting together a quote for me to reglaze the window. I'm reluctant to try and do it myself as I have a long and ignominious track record of trying to fix things without really knowing how, and royally buggering it up.
  7. Good idea but my bathroom window is smaller and already smoked. I've gone back to my mooring at Hawne Basin and there's a guy here who might have a matching window lying around somewhere. Fingers crossed. Otherwise I think I'll give channelglaze a call.
  8. Thanks. Sounds close enough, but I don't really want smoked glass in the galley. I'll get back to you if other options fail.
  9. Someone else has just mentioned channelglaze. Thanks. I was moored at Windmill End, on the opposite side to the cafe. I wasn't on the boat overnight and returned to find it this morning. I just measured it to the outside of the frame and it's 95 x 57.5cm? Seems oddly close to one of yours, but not quite.
  10. I had one of my windows smashed last night. Now I'm not sure what to do for the best. It's a very standard hopper window and the larger piece of glass is broken, the opening bit at the top is fine. Would it make more sense to get the glass replaced, and if so can anyone recommend someone to come and do it in the Birmingham area? Or would it be cheaper / easier to replace the whole window? And does anyone know who supplies them? Thanks in advance!
  11. Will there be points for walking/cycling/paddleboarding etc this time?
  12. Since you brought it up, if any forum members would like to donate to the effort: https://www.gofundme.com/f/pulling-stratford-back-to-the-midlands
  13. Fun fact: I once had breakfast with Alice Roberts. She was just as lovely 'in the flesh'.
  14. I'm a bit confused by this. If I go through the lock just before high tide, then won't the ebb tide follow the slack water?
  15. 1. I'm due to be going through Thames lock at Brentford soonish. The CRT booking system for the day only allowed me to book one specific time. I presume this is because that's the predicted time soon before high water? So I should be able to ride the flood to Teddington, and arrive there around high water. Is that right? 2. Once through Teddington I'll be looking for somewhere to moor. If England haven't been knocked out of the footie, they'll be playing that night so I'll be needing to settle in for that. (No need for disparaging comments about football - we all like different things). Can I moor immediately above Teddington lock on the lock moorings? Or is there somewhere soon after where I can tie up? Ideally somewhere with decent mobile signal, as my tv has been playing up. All suggestions welcome. I'm familiar with the Trent, Severn, Avon, Weaver and the upper reaches of the Thames above Oxford, but this bit is new to me so I'm not too sure what to expect. Thanks in advance.
  16. Hi Ian, First, you haven't been deleted: https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/profile/2164-nine-of-hearts/ Second, I used to use an excellent boat sparky but he seems to have decided to become totally unreliable/uncommunicative, so I'd be interested in the answers too. In the meantime, what about Richard at Sherborne? Hope all is well at the Port. Dave
  17. Then I can hope that my London prediction is true, and I get it all to myself! ?
  18. Yesterday afternoon there were about 2-3 every ten minutes going past me at Norton Junction on the GU. A bit quieter today, but still a few per hour. Judging by Moomin's comment above, they're mainly avoiding the Leicester line. Maybe people think Leicester is still locked down, like it was last summer.
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  20. I do normally have a bike with me. But for complicated reasons I won't go into here, my bike is currently elsewhere. I've read this a few times and I think I understand. Thanks.
  21. Update: At 3:30 I discovered that the nearest place I could get PTFE tape was an hour and a quarter walk away. And the place closes at 5:00. So of I went at a brisk trot to get there before it closed. I made it, and after a 2 and a half hour round trip, and returned with a roll of tape - cost 60p! I've now refitted it all and, hallelujah, it seems to be holding (touch wood). Well it's been a rather tiring day. My phone tells me I've walked 28,000 steps, which is good exercise, and best of all, I get to have a shower now. Thanks everyone for all your help - especially Tony, I think I owe you a pint some time.
  22. This is all the bits This is all the bits loosely screwed together This is inside the brass fitting which was on the bottom of the accumulator.
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