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kremmen

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  1. Cheers. That seems to be the same link I used but it's ok now. Probably a glitch. Paul
  2. I can't seem to access this . Is it me or has the site gone? Paul
  3. If you Facebook can I suggest the Kennett and Avon boaters society group. Loads of helpful and a few not so people there. Paul
  4. I returned my EA licence before the end of March as it is now on the Wey on brokerage and asuumimg it all goes well I will qualify for a 6 month refund.
  5. Yes . That's the tail layby. The lock gates were in a bad condition as were the walls. Paul
  6. Boats are on the move through Blakes today. Watch out for Red boards that are still displayed in some areas.
  7. I wonder if they will manage to get it open for Easter . Hire boats from Aldermarston will want to visit. Paul
  8. I think the portage point is on the left above the lock as you come downstream. If they had to portage past the lock there might be a problem as it is effectively a building site.
  9. Lots of kayaks already down on the Thames practicing. I will ask the next one I see how they are getting round.
  10. Whatever you choose make sure it is diluted as attempting to mix pure antifreeze into the tank will likely lead to having to flush out the whole system. It's a pain doimg this. ( Don't ask how I know ) Paul
  11. Just a reminder that Blakes Lock will be closed for major refurbishment for almost 5 months from 30 October to 23 March. This means there will be no access between the Thames and the Kennet during this period.
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  13. My paypal is still working elsewhere. I will check new link and cancel old one if needed.
  14. It appears that my monthly payments have been unsuccessful this month. Has anything changed?
  15. Notice Alert Kennet & Avon Canal Starts At: Lock 14, Bradford On Avon Lock Ends At: Lock 14, Bradford On Avon Lock Up Stream Winding Hole: Above Lock Down Stream Winding Hole: West of Meadows bridge 173 Saturday 19 August 2017 07:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Water resources Original message: Due to low water levels above lock 14 and very low levels above Semington Locks (15 &16) Bradford on Avon Lock will be closed to boat traffic until levels are recovered sufficiently to allow safe navigation and moored craft are floating You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/11395/bradford-on-avon-lock You can find all notices at the url below: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices
  16. Some people have unpowered butties which qualify. Paul
  17. UPDATE The weedhatch has gone. Hopefully taken by original owner.
  18. Ea .... yes. C&RT no as " there is no operator available. "
  19. Someone has left their weedhatch behind at Sonning on the Thames. It's been here for at least 24 hours. It looks new. Please get the message out.
  20. So behind the times. Pre muddied jeans are the latest.. http://www.skynews.com.au/culture/offbeat/2017/04/30/-muddy--men-s-jeans-on-sale-at-nordstrom.html
  21. If alone I tend to use centre rope and keep an eye on the water whilst holding on to the rope. I wouldn't try this at bottom filling locks like Hambleden where the water pushes up around the side of the boat. If there os a lock keeper I see what is ok for them . Usually reasonably flexible off season but more wary as the shiny brigade wake up. If asked to use two ropes on an emptying lock I tend to use centre and rear ropes On a filling lock I tie my bow rope and hold the center or rear rope . If that isn't suitable then I ask for help.
  22. kremmen

    Thames

    Watch out for the moorings above Days lock. The landowner has gone mad with barbed wire fences. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15033921.Villagers_fighting_for_freedom_after_former_UKIP_treasurer_began_fencing_off_countryside/ Paul
  23. I have seen it mentioned but thought I would set up a note that Blakes lock is chained and locked shut due to an environmental issue. Apparently yesterday some helpful boater moved one of the booms to approach the lock and attempt passage. Received from EA: Please see attached Environment Agency Harbourmaster's Notice for an emergency river closure. When: Friday 10 March 2017 until further notice Where: Blake’s Lock on the River Kennet What’s happening: Pollution incident on the River Kennet. The River Kennet is closed at Blake’s Lock until further notice. The lock is chained and padlocked shut. We have deployed booms immediately downstream of Blake’s Lock to contain the pollution. Paul
  24. kremmen

    Thames

    IIRC the cost of a weekly is £70.50 for a 60 foot narrowboat. I think it would be difficult to do everything you want in one week but you can buy more than one weekly license. Don't forget that the National Trust will want a wedge for you popping in to their waters. If you are doing a pub crawl in Oxford could I suggest that you stay on the canal and after you have finished sampling the delights then move in to the Thames to save money. Enjoy. Paul
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