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nikvah

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  1. The Cape is a little nearer than the Saltisford Arm via a footpath from behind the pub and "around the houses". Another spot not mentioned is the new mooring rings on the aqueduct over the River Avon between Leamington and Warwick, there are steps down to the park and a riverside path to the Castle.
  2. I was quite surprised to see OP had found 1000 boats for sale on Apollo Duck - but I found only: Narrow Boats 794 - Barge 4 - Butty 4 - Commercial 3 - Cruiser Stern 288 - Narrowboat Share 46 - Semi Traditional 102 - Traditional 175 - Tugs 12 which seems about average.
  3. Sorry, I did indeed mean Trent lock - but I was led astray.
  4. Alot of the Soar is canalised so moor where you see fit for a fortnight, the river bits have regular lengths of flood proof moorings and visitor moorings outside pubs etc. The bit of river Trent (less than 2 miles) you'll go up above Trent Falls to Shardlow has pontoon visitor moorings outside the pub but the flow can be fierce after rain.
  5. If you were ready to launch by Sat July 6th it would coincide with the Stratford river festival when over 70 narrow boats moor on the River and 1000s of locals turn out for the weekends events in the adjacent park. Fill your hats.
  6. Sorry to be the one to tell you, but idle sods like me do consider car-cleaning as one of the most futile pursuits of the consumer class.
  7. CRT are the navigation authority for the River Severn from Tewkesbury to Gloucester. You will also need to contact the Avon Navigation Trust if you plan to raft down their river from Stratford on Avon.
  8. Oooh, you've hit a nerve here. No, the new cassettes are not the same. They have been "improved" with small plastic wheels that last about one trip along a tow-path but reduce the capacity of the cassette. They have a flimsy tow handle that will not support a 15Kg load and cost twice as much. Each one comes with a free toilet seat and 500ml of cassette cleaner (not the additive). I should think you could auction your old C200 s which are no longer available.
  9. hi Ryan, now you have the link to https://canalplan.org.uk/ you can open another tab to google maps and explore the likely mooring places suggested by your entered number of days and hours cruising per day criteria, zoom into the canal, search for inns and pubs in that area and look at their websites to see if they would suit your party of 16, switch to google earth to view likely moorings nearby (indicated by boats along the banks). I spent many a quiet afternoon in the office planning my trips down to the last detail and when we came across a really nice pub at the end of the day - with (reserved) table available the Admiral would remark "that was a bit of luck".
  10. I don't know but it states a PVC liner was used.
  11. February's Canal Boating Times shows a new concrete trough and says a waterproof lining was laid for the repair.
  12. nikvah

    Pawls

    There are quite a few locks on the system with an adjacent lock cottage, now an idyllic private residence, where I think that idyll must pall with the repeated rattle of pawls.
  13. nikvah

    Pawls

    I particularly dislike the pawls that have a stop bar to prevent them being thrown back which means they have to be held up to wind the paddle down again. Lock 55 in Stratford on Avon has a pawl at one end of the bar that is a considerable stretch to the end that takes a windlass without hindrance from the too close bridge.
  14. You're right Farsons do charge to register for full access with bells and whistles but a visitor can view after an initial 15 sec advert and then skip after 4,3,2,1 seconds for subsequent cameras in a visit. I agree that a 5 day weather forecast for the Midlands is best
  15. Hi, I'm not saying the Avon doesn't flood but there are some useful ways of keeping an eye on it. Here's another one: https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/evesham-lvl
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