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Nick G

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  1. Notice Alert Macclesfield Canal Location: Bridge 38 to Bridge 39, Macclesfield, Macclesfield Canal Starts At: Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge Ends At: Bridge 39, Hollands Br Wednesday 24 March 2021 11:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Repair Update on 07/04/2021: Investigations are now complete between Bridge 38, Black Road Bridge and Bridge 39, Hollands Bridge on the Macclesfield Canal and our teams have found the culvert has failed and requires replacement. Our contractors have already started onsite carrying out a fish rescue
  2. You may struggle on the Southern Stratford. Several of the Wilmcote locks are tight. Lock 44 is the tightest if I recall correctly. Although Stret Lock on the Chesterfield has been rebuilt, there are other tight locks further up.
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  4. Going up Grindley Brook with a deep draughted boat last year, the volunteer lock keeper was careful to run a bit of extra water down to fill the middle lock so we could get over the cill into the top lock. Simply emptying the top lock into the middle lock does not fill the middle chamber sufficiently.
  5. I've seen a photograph of Saturn, the restored Shropshire Union flyboat, at Llantisilio. I don't have the date, but certainly since Saturn's rebuild this century!
  6. Notice Alert Shropshire Union Canal Location: Hack Green Lock 2, Baddington, Shropshire Union Canal. Starts At: Hack Green Winding Hole Ends At: Moss Hall Winding Hole Up Stream Winding Hole: Hack Green Winding Hole. Down Stream Winding Hole: Moss Hall Winding Hole. Saturday 3 October 2020 16:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Restriction Reason: Structure failure Update on 05/10/2020: Our team have identified an issue with the cill lining at Lock 2, Hack Green, teams will be on site Wednesday 7 October to investigate a resolution. Naviga
  7. I believe that Beatty was fitted with an AS2 to replace the Petter in 1955. I was told that it was the first AS2 to be installed in a narrow boat, although I have no evidence to substantiate this. That engine was replaced in 2013 with another AS2 which had previously been a stand-by generator. Incidentally, the floor plates in Beatty's engine room still have a cut away section to accommodate the Petter water pump.
  8. See the Pennine Waterways website for photos and more details. http://waterwaynews.blogspot.com/2020/02/calder-and-hebble-closed-for-12-months.html?m=1
  9. 12 historic boats are still on the Rochdale, waiting for Lock 66 to be repaired.
  10. At least 11 historic boats are still at various locations on the Rochdale Canal. Most had already been delayed by a blown cill at Lock 49 in Rochdale which was repaired last week.
  11. Returning to an earlier part of this thresd - here is the Yarwoods cast iron rudder tube collar on Beatty.
  12. The Petter in Crane, photographed in 2016.
  13. Ian has changed hands again and has new owners. The boat was dry docked in Northwich a couple of months ago. She is currently based at Malkin's Bank on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
  14. in 2016 historic narrow boats Beatty and Bath shared all the locks (Ash Lock to Woodham Bottom Lock) on the Basingstoke Canal. However it is worth mentioning that two or three of the locks were very tight for two full length boats in both width and length. The 1904 edition of Bradshaw's Canals & Navigable Rivers gives the maximum size of vessels that can use the navigation as 72 ft. x 13 ft. 9 ins.
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