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markeymark

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About markeymark

  • Birthday 05/18/1955

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Midlands
  • Interests
    boating, renewables, geo-politics, environment, making canals more sustainable.

Previous Fields

  • Occupation
    Logistician
  • Boat Name
    Circa Arcadia
  • Boat Location
    welford

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  1. markeymark

    Flasher on the North Oxford

    OK, maybe he is a streaker and not a flasher as he has no clothes on at all so can run easily. I could report him but doubt the ol bill would bother as they are never to be seen outside the urban environment. From what I saw, he is an old guy, grey hair so he is probably well known.
  2. markeymark

    Flasher on the North Oxford

    Has anyone else met the flasher on the bridge just before Brinklow Marina or know of him? Yesterday he was 'active ', hiding behind the bridge top waiting to run down to the towpath, jiggle himself and run off to hide...hilarious! I asked about him in the Barley Mow at Newbold and the locals said that anyone up that way was a result of in-breeding which seemed a bit harsh.
  3. markeymark

    CRT adverts

    Not so sure about the maintenance bit considering all the problems this year on the cut. Lack of water, broken paddles, gates, lack of dredging,continuous Marple flight stoppages despite the money they have thrown at it. Not met many boaters impressed by CRT this year...in fact only spoken to one who was and he was a friend of the top man, Richard Parry
  4. markeymark

    CRT adverts

    Heard CRT advertising that they run canals, on local radio in Kidsgrove the other day...so thats how they spend our money is it? Telling people that they live near a canal. Is that so that people can decide to drown themselves if they so please..not much chance with water levels so low
  5. markeymark

    low water on T&M at Middlewich

    There was volunteer at the 3 locks in Middlewich and he reported it but no water was sent down...we had to move it ourselves from further up. Now in Wheelock and hoping that water will be sent down from Kidsgrove.
  6. markeymark

    low water on T&M at Middlewich

    Just to let you know that we took all day from big lock at Middlewich to Wheelock as it was a wind up trying to get into the locks especially at locks 69 and 70. The pound between Rumps Lock and 69 is very very low...be warned. Most boaters are now travelling south and very little traffic going North....for obvious reasons. Rained for a few hours but not likely to make much difference.
  7. markeymark

    empty pound on T & M

    got down from lock 69 to Middlewich this am but there will be a queue for boats going up..how long is anyones guess. Do NOT recommend going through the pound between locks 70 and 69 without finding out if there is enough water
  8. markeymark

    empty pound on T & M

    Latest news is that maybe we can move tuesday or wednesday. Hire boat has managed to get past lock 69 going up after a boater emptied lock 68 to help fill the pound enough.
  9. markeymark

    empty pound on T & M

    Just to let you know that the pound is too low to pass between locks 69 and 70 , south of Middlewich on T&M and there are now 6 boats waiting to go south and 3 to go North......could be a long wait as after 4 hours of moving water its still too low
  10. markeymark

    Stage Boat ready

    No idea about BSS but with PLI no problems. No trap door but one can always walk the plank with a crack in it.
  11. markeymark

    Stage Boat ready

    Have you noticed how many bridges have now collapsed since I am too lazy to demount the tent? He He !!
  12. markeymark

    Stage Boat ready

    Hi. If you now anyone who would like to use my stage boat for a canalside gig then let me know. I charge a mere 40 quid towards costs (diesel) and pass around a hat for charity. Cannot provide a PA system as yet but can do lighting . This photo is of the launch at Leicester Riverside festival last weekend where House of Verse provided 11 acts who performed on the boat. Thanks. Mark
  13. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Wotever, are you saying that damp is bad for bamboo or are you referring to oak? Thought about bamboo myself as it looks good ad could be cheaper than the others
  14. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Nice one, thanks. I am looking for reclaimed as it happens and will keep my eyes open on ebay and other sites. Was yours T&G ? Did you insulate under it before you laid it ?
  15. markeymark

    Real Ash T&G flooring

    Junckers eh? I will check it out, many thanks.
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