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robtheplod

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    Norfolk

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    IT Engineer
  • Boat Name
    Aurora (share)
  • Boat Location
    Overwater

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  1. robtheplod

    How many stoppages are there?

    it would be good if you can see a canal map of the UK as a whole with all 'blocks', unless one exists already? bit like a live AA map...
  2. robtheplod

    Parking for Braunston Historic Boat Rally.

    ouch £20 parking is steep... cheaper to park in London?
  3. Notice Update: 1st June 18 Navigation: Open, Towpath: Open Shropshire Union Canal Starts At: Audlem Lock 4 Ends At: Audlem Lock 4 Update on 01/06/2018: Lock 4 is now repaired and the Audlem flight is now in operation
  4. Shropshire Union Canal Starts At: Audlem Lock 4 Ends At: Audlem Lock 4 Thursday 31 May 2018 15:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Structure failure Original message: Details: as a consequence of a boat damaging and displacing the cill buffer on lock four of the Audlem flight the lock is no out of safe operational use until further notice. We need to bring lifting equipment onto the site to attempt to lift the cill buffer back into its original position or remove it from the lock chamber altogether. A variety of engineering assessments and processes need to be put in place to enable the local team to complete this task safely. The lock flight at Audlem will therefore remain closed until all the works can be completed safely. We have local staff on site to assist with additional information and or assistance if it is required.
  5. robtheplod

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    Great photo, but pity you wont see the views? I guess in this situation you cross on tickover and sound your horn on occasions?
  6. robtheplod

    Safe/Recomended Detergents

    Are any of these detergents available from high street supermarkets or don't they tend to stock these items?
  7. robtheplod

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    that's great thanks for the info...
  8. robtheplod

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    From Overwater Marina, is Pontcysyllte doable in a weeks cruising (Sat-Sat) ? Keen to do it but don't want to be rushed if possible..... Canal Planner seems to think about 5 days but not sure how accurate it is?
  9. robtheplod

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    At least its probably the best place to try to reverse... cant help but go straight? thanks for the replies!
  10. robtheplod

    Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    This is on most people's to-do list I suspect, but I'm curious as to etiquette with crossing as its single - is there any signalling or do you peer across using binoculars to see if the end is clear?!
  11. robtheplod

    Chester Zoo via canal...

    thank you so much for all the helpful replies..... not seen a 'thanks' button but consider yourself thanked!
  12. robtheplod

    Chester Zoo via canal...

    brilliant thanks... odd how they don't mention canal as a means of getting there on their website...
  13. robtheplod

    Chester Zoo via canal...

    Hi All I can see the canal wraps around Chester Zoo so wondering if there are moorings nearby so we can visit the Zoo - anyone done this? rob
  14. robtheplod

    Carefreecruising boatshare...

    thank you! Prepare for the questions!!! (and thank you for your help!)
  15. robtheplod

    Middlewich Branch breach - Shropshire Union

    I've come across this which seems to suggest it may have been caused by leaving paddles open? http://www.canaljunction.com/news/middlewich-breach-caused-by-paddles-left-open/2954
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