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Pie Eater

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  1. We used to leave ours at AWCC clubs but most are restricted to 2 weeks. You have to be a member of an AWCC club. Some boaters join CUTWEB which I believe is a registered club without a base.
  2. Try Lymm Marina on the Bridgewater Canal. (Approximately 4 hours sail from Manchester). They sell widebeams and have a hoist to lift them in and out of the water.
  3. Latest update I received a call last week to explain why I was being charged but I told them I still did not agree with them and asked could they forward the details in writing so that I could let the Insurance Ombudsman make a decision which I would abide with. Yesterday I received the letter which stated " We will not be charging the outstanding balance, this has been written off . No further action from you is required ". Common sense prevails. Thank you Towergate Mardon.
  4. Stand on the back of your boat and ask passing boaters for a tow. I would like to think that most boaters would oblige.
  5. When I am out walking the dog I always pick up any glass bottles and drop them in a bin. I don't bother with other litter as it would turn into a full time job.
  6. Poolstock pound empty as usual this morning and top and bottom gates both open on lock 2 sending what little water there was in the direction of the Bridgewater Canal.
  7. Update I have this morning (16.08.22) received a letter dated 07.07.22. from Towergate Mardon asking me to arrange payment of the outstanding balance of £17.29.
  8. I would do Llangollen at the start of your holiday if it is on someone's bucket list. You never know when you will be held up with breakdowns or queues. If everything goes smooth and you make good time you may have time to do a second trip to Llangollen at the end of your holiday.
  9. I would go straight to Llangollen basin the first night as there are lots of pontoons. If by some fluke all the pontoons are full just head back down and take the first available mooring. There is water and electricity on the pontoons and also the towpath moorings have rings, water and electricity. The charge was £6 per night but you can only stay for 2 nights. Don't worry about the narrow bits but make sure that you send someone in front to check if the way is clear - use walkie talkies or mobile phones to communicate. All the locks, tunnels and aqueducts are busy at peak times but if you sail early or late you may miss the queues.
  10. Easy choice at present - just go where there is some water and no restrictions.
  11. I got mine from Midland Chandlers but you may have to buy a metre length.
  12. Make your decision when you get to Great Haywood as the Harecastle Tunnel may be ok for water then.
  13. You could cut a plastic pallet to size - this would support it evenly.
  14. There may be more problems ahead for anyone travelling through Wigan tomorrow as the pound between Ell Meadow lock and Pagefield lock was very low this morning. So low that the old sunken boats in the Lime Ponds could clearly be seen. I checked all the paddles at Ell Meadow lock but they were all closed so someone must have beat me to it.
  15. Do what Alan De Enfield said. This is what we did on our boat.
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