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Pie Eater

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    Wigan

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    Retired
  • Boat Name
    Coccium
  • Boat Location
    Bridgewater Canal

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  1. Pie Eater

    A Tale of Several TVs, well DVDs actually

    We bought an Avtex in a "freaky Friday" sale a few years ago. We do not have an inverter and run it on 12 volts. In areas with good reception we usually get over 100 channels although some may be duplicated.
  2. Pie Eater

    Should Magnet Fishermen be licensed

    It is a pity that CaRT do not take the opportunity to remove the scrap from the towpath before someone throws it back in again to foul a boaters propeller. A missed opportunity I think.
  3. Pie Eater

    Leeds and Liverpool breached at Maghull

    Update from CaRT today (27.07.18) 80 per cent of the pipework has now been completed.
  4. Pie Eater

    Leeds and Liverpool breached at Maghull

    Anyone local know if the new culvert has been completed? It was started last week.
  5. Pie Eater

    Middlewich Branch breach - Shropshire Union

    The next excuse is that it is too dry to puddle clay.
  6. Pie Eater

    Anderton marina 7 day cruise, any ideas?

    When do you go and where from?
  7. Ell Meadow lock and Poolstock bottom lock are only open between 8a.m. and 3pm at present. Plank Lane lift bridge cannot be used in the morning and evening rush hours.
  8. Pie Eater

    Anderton marina 7 day cruise, any ideas?

    Spend some time on the Weaver or sail to Manchester or through to Wigan.
  9. Pie Eater

    Giant Hogweed

    Not enough people realise that contact with this weed will result in serious burns. Please report it to the nearest local authority who should contact the land owner.
  10. Pie Eater

    Leeds and Liverpool breached at Maghull

    Update from CaRT (18.07.18) The team have started to install the new culvert.
  11. Strawberry Duck - that brings back memories. When hiring many moons ago we made the mistake of going down the flight in the middle of the afternoon and ended up with a dozen drunken "passengers" on the roof. My father in law was a 5 foot tall ex pitman and was in the early stages of Alzheimer's and wanted to fight them all. We managed to get him inside the boat and the passengers departed at the next bridge.
  12. Pie Eater

    Fradley to Llangollen - mooring advice please

    We have stopped in Trevor a few times and gone to Llangollen on the bus. The bus stop is up the hill on the main road. Many moons ago we cycled it - about 4 miles but all flat on a good surface. Last year I sailed it but had a 6am start from Trevor.
  13. Pie Eater

    Fradley to Llangollen - mooring advice please

    Have a look at the Shropshire Union Canal Society website, there is a list of "country moorings" for the shroppie and Llangollen canals.
  14. Pie Eater

    Wigan Flight 10 week trial

    Update As from this Saturday 7th July the lock flight will only be open once per day at 8.30am at top and bottom locks. This is due to water shortages. Info from CaRT
  15. Old folks are stubborn but I hope she lets you replace them as they obviously brightened up her life. A lot of people have started to chain hanging baskets up to deter thieves.
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