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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGcGMcj2dWM&t=1s&ab_channel=DownieLive
  2. Having just watched the video, got to say, it was one of the most enjoyable I've seen for a very long time. For those who don't like youtube, their enthusiasm may get to you, but it is worth watching.
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  4. I only use a 240V fridge / freezer, it doesn't draw much power from the batteries. Also turn it off over night. As said above, have you got an inverter? If not, then you do need a 12V one. Kevin
  5. A lot depends on when you are planning to do this trip? Use https://canalplan.uk/cgi-bin/canal.cgi to help you plan, it will take about 6 days at 7 hours a day, but I've not checked any stoppages. I've been solo boating for 8 years now, you just take things slowly. Double locks, I only open 1 side, takes a bit longer, but you've time to have a rest. Single locks take me about 17 minutes a lock if they are set against me, and 12 minutes if they are set in my favour, that is quicker than some boats with crew. Take your time and enjoy. Kevin
  6. I had an overnight stay just outside the station earlier this year. Apart from the noise from the trains, it was a nice spot to moor.
  7. This is the one you need https://shireshop.co.uk/en-GB/catalog/all/part/3rAF-yy0D-5y0D/shire-shanks-catalogue-dash-panels-electrical-ignition-switch-rdg215a5 I know to my cost. Earlier in the year I stepped off the roof and caught the key, which snapped off in the barrel. I was unable to get the piece of the switch out, luckily I was near Stafford and RCR had one on the shelf, got me moving within an hour of calling them. Just noticed, this is the switch for engines after 2016, before then you need part number RDG215A6 Kevin
  8. Thanks for your time and effort with this.
  9. Only speculation, but it sounds as though Monte-D is aboard and out for a holiday.
  10. https://www.facebook.com/Boatworx-Transport-101246255997532 Stuart lives on a boat at Nationwide Narrowboats in Thorne, worth giving him a call.
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  13. I didn't, by the time I'd figured it all out, I just turned over and listened to the 'drum and bass'!
  14. I'm moored just to the West of Alrewas, nice peaceful spot. Sometime during the night I woke and could hear booming 'music' in the distance. I must have dozed back off, but them woke with a start as the boat banged against the side and heard chatting as a boat went passed heading west, this was 3-00 am. About 5 minutes later, the booming 'music' started again and it was about 35 minutes before it subsided into the distance!
  15. Thanks CC, after sitting with the Nicholson for the last half hour, that's what I decided. So, it's back to Autherley Junction and then to Great Haywood.
  16. Decision to be made, I've just turned onto the Middlewich branch of the Shroppie and heading towards this closure. If it is open Monday, then I can cope with 1 days waiting. Or, do I turn around and head back to Autherley Junction and up the Staffs and Worcs to Great Haywood thus cutting this stretch out? Any thoughts?
  17. Done the Adderly and Audlem locks today, now moored below lock 15 and intend sitting it out 'till Wednesday.
  18. Update Left about 7-10 this morning, was through the Delph flight around 9-20, all the locks were against me!! A nice slow chug to Leys Junction and in lock 1 just after 10-00, again set against me, same at lock 2. Lock 3, the gate was open and a smiling young chap standing there, I greeted him with 'you must be John, your reputation goes before you'. We worked all the locks together and had moored up below lock 16 just after 1-00. After coffee, Iced lollies and choc ices, he's now gone back up the flight to see if there's anybody else in need of his help. I'm going to carry on into Stourbridge and moor there for the night. Thank you all Kevin
  19. Thanks everyone, I've sent a message to the Dudley Canal Trust. Whatever happens, it's going to be a hot and sticky couple of days!
  20. I'll keep my eyes peeled and hope he sees me, thanks.
  21. Can you give any indication where please? I've never done this stretch before. I'm not on a schedule, but have been advised that there is nowhere suitable to stop or break the journey up.
  22. Are we talking about the same locks? I'm looking at the 16 Stourbridge locks on the Stourbridge Canal.
  23. Anyone know if there is any help for solo boater going down the Stourbridge locks? I'm going to be doing them tomorrow after also doing the Delph Locks and the temperature could be a bit of a concern. Thanks in advance Kevin
  24. I've just checked back, this is my email, lucky for me, the first time I've ever called them out was 2nd July. Dear Mr Kevin Rymer, Member Code: Unfortunately with fuel prices soaring our costs to supply services to our members is increasing exponentially. We have tried to ride though this but are now in a position that we need to address this situation. We so not think it would be fair to raise memberships prices across the board and therefore we feel that a fuel charge on callouts would be appropriate as a temporary measure to ensure that costs are managed where they are incurred. To this end we are notifying all customers that we will be applying a 'Fuel Levy' on a all callouts from the 7th July 22. We do appreciate that any cost increase is unwelcome but hope that you can understand our logic and appreciate that we have tried to protect membership costs from increases and applied this where these fuel costs are incurred. Yours sincerely, The RCR Team River Canal Rescue Ltd
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