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  1. We have moored at Church a couple of times (each direction). It looks dodgy but we found it okay.
  2. I have an extra long wood screw, and a claw hammer. Tricky but seems to work. But I will look out for a gimlet.
  3. Thanks for all the answers. But panic over. Found the dreaded missing nut. Spent at least an hour last night looking for the darned thing. Awoke this morning and made an executive decision. Send the wife in!! Anyway, stern gland stuffed and tightened up. Only took, overall, four or so hours. I’m really not the right shape for ‘Ingin ‘oles.
  4. May I hijack this thread for a mo? I have misplaced one of the nuts that go on studs to tighten the stern gland. Are these studs standard size. I think they may be M8. Am I likely to be correct?
  5. From my past, one of the best toilet descaler was a product that was principally Phosphoric acid.
  6. Banbury Elsan has been suffering poor maintenance since January. It is said defective pipe work. I think and believe just not being cleared properly.
  7. We also have a Zanussi. A small one. Very pleased with it. Well, as pleased as you can be about a washing machine.😊
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  9. Just heard someone say that the repair has happened and the lock is now open. Nothing on line yet from CRT.
  10. Thank you for that, I always thought it was Railtrack. I can’t comment on London Underground. Always seems okay to me.
  11. We are below The lock below Varneys. Didn’t see the stoppage until this morning. I need to ask a question which is burning in my brain box. In the better days of preventative maintenance with the Proactive, rather than reactive, attitude, did BW and others not do testing on lock beams to detect rotting from within? Seems there are a number of lock beams failing nowadays. Nearly all you talk to on boats, the general consensus is that Preventative Maintenance is lacking. Maybe it is beneficial to boaters to have national cycle roots well maintained rather than the systems’ infrastructure. Talk to the guys and lasses on the ground and many seem to be disillusioned by CRT management at all levels. When Richard Parry first came onto the scene he was all over the place, photo calls, speeches etc. etc. Where is he now? I believe he came from his top job at Railtrack. Railtrack seems to have improved since he left. Just a thought. Footnote. Someone just mentioned two/three days. Two Oxfordshire hire boat just passed us and reversed back to the Marina to turn round. I was talking to them yesterday at Cropredy Water point. I just mentioned that maintenance is somewhat lacking in places. He blamed this stoppage on me!.,😜
  12. We’re just below Slat Mill Lock. Yes, they are from Cropredy. Good watching them going like the clappers close together. We were sat on the stern deck and got the odd sprinkling of sweet canal water.🤔
  13. We bought some diesel from Eynsham last year. Not the hirebase but the boatyard adjacent.
  14. We found, twice, I know twice because it’s a pain, locks unmanned and a power off notice. Try to ascertain how long for, if it’s a quick fix, don’t go through the lock. To operate the lock handdraulically takes ages and lots and lots of energy. Just saying.
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  17. You certainly did, and a pleasure it was too!
  18. Sorry, should have been more precise. Tim Smelly. Gas powered iPads in them there parts. iPads are actually made from slate.
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  20. We had a lock turned against us on Thursday. Really annoying, but what can you do.
  21. Good answer Mike. Another good answer. Rise above.
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