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Jamboat

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About Jamboat

  • Birthday 03/28/1950

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    Female
  • Location
    somewhere on a canal

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  • Boat Name
    poppy
  • Boat Location
    CCing

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    http://nbpoppy.blogspot.com

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  1. Jamboat

    Bosley locks

    Latest info Macclesfield Canal Starts At: Lock 1 Ends At: Lock 12 Update on 13/09/2018: Although some rainfall has occurred over recent weeks, low levels of rainfall have persisted throughout August and are forecasted to continue through the latter part of September, this has impacted on the reservoir holdings which are still extremely low. At least 5 weeks of prolonged rainfall would be required before holdings were to reach a sustainable water level to consider reopening of the Macclesfield Canal. Therefore, it is anticipated that it is unlikely that the Bosley Flight will re-open until at least the end of October, possibly later if we don’t experience any significant and prolonged rainfall over the coming weeks. We have opened up discussions with the Environment Agency regarding temporary abstractions to protecting the canal environment, these abstractions will not be for the purpose of supporting navigation. The Bosley flight is padlocked closed and the gates have been ashed up to reduce leakage. To prevent unauthorised use, measures have been taken to make the locks inoperable. While the closure will prevent use of that stretch of canal by boats the towpath will remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy. While we have had the canal closed our teams have been taking advantage of the lock closures to deliver a large programme of works to remedy some of the usability issues on the locks. Works have included leakage repairs on the gates. We have also completed gate replacement works at lock 5, wash wall repairs between locks 5 and 6. Taking the current situation in to consideration we have chosen to bring forward our winter works programme for the following locks, lock 3, lock 5, lock 6. We will now deliver these works during September while the lock flight remains closed. We will provide a further update on the water situation at the end September, if the water resources have still not improved we will review the opportunity to bring forward the planned winter works at Locks 8 and Lock 12. This does mean that customers wishing to access or leave Macclesfield canal won’t be able to do so until the stoppage works have been concluded and the reservoir holdings have improved.
  2. Jamboat

    Clueless Corbyn

    So having had your last attempt removed you’re having another go, ffs give it a rest !
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/money/gallery/2018/aug/02/canal-side-cottages-for-sale-in-pictures
  4. If you use facebook have a look at the “compost toilets for boats & off grid living” lots of useful info.
  5. Jamboat

    Hot weather on a boat?

    This was us in Stone a couple of years ago, fortunately once the tree was removed there was just a few scratches on the paintwork.
  6. Jamboat

    Water tank level gauge. Best thing EVER!

    We stretched a point & bought 2 ( 4’ Canes) one at the back for diesel & t’other next to water tank filler........
  7. Jamboat

    New Islington Marina

    It used to be owned by Urban Splash but I believe has new management, not sure who, a phone call to Urban Splash might shed some light.
  8. Jamboat

    Problem with Thetford toilet

    There are some excellent videos on you tube on servicing cassettes.
  9. Jamboat

    Supplier for comparable filters

    Filter mania, Acton Trussell,Stafford, which btw is but a short walk from the canal at Acton Trussell, stocks Baldwin’s Filters.
  10. Jamboat

    Weston Marsh Lock, Weaver Navigation closed UFN

    The Daniel Adamson has been freed from the lock as went past us ( at Rock Savage) going up stream on Wednesday & has just passed us going downstream with a school party on board, it wasn’t long before they were back going upstream. They were loading & unloading at Sutton Weaver service point, before the swing bridge.
  11. Jamboat

    Weston Marsh Lock, Weaver Navigation closed UFN

    A few bods down there this morning peering at the gates.....
  12. Jamboat

    The Jack Russell , ( The Terminator )

    He looks very happy, well done you for taking him on.
  13. Jamboat

    Anyone know boat name Coco? dog found

    I’ve copied this to the “dogs on the Cut” & “friendly narrowboaters” Facebook pages
  14. Jamboat

    Extended Cruise Where To Go?

    Remember the saying “if you can’t say anything nice..........”
  15. Jamboat

    Internal refurb

    Is your water tank under/in the bow ? Might be a leaking joint
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