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PaulJ

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  1. The end really may in sight-latest update Notice updates: 17/04/2019 @ 09:59 Update 17/04/2019 Further to our update earlier this week, we can now confirm we expect Gloucester Lock to re-open on 28th April. The extent of the leak was much greater than originally anticipated when first discovered in mid-January. Due to the challenges we have faced in draining the lock, the requirement for a bespoke steel coffer dam on the river side of the lock, which is now in place, and the difficulties we have faced with the accumulated silt, work has taken much longer and is proving more costly than could have been foreseen. The delays to the repairs have been compounded by the regular spring tides on the river which has meant work has had to be suspended on occasions for safety reasons. We share the disappointment of the boating community that the Lock will not be open before Easter and our sincere apologies and thanks go to everyone for their patience. For more details please see our recent press release here - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/news-and-views/media-centre
  2. ^^^^ Cheers for the pics Rick n Jo- been following this one and nice to see whats going on..
  3. You are all clearly wrong about Watford or Watford Gap as this sign shows that even Barnsley is in the South now 😁
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    Burglar alarm

    Cool. If you can get round any power issues looks like a good way to monitor your boat. Is commercially available WIFI feasible in London? That could work well. At the end of the day it will give you what mine gives me when Im away-peace of mind -so worth every penny ☺
  5. PaulJ

    Burglar alarm

    Fat Punx There are many cheap gsm alarms on ebay- for example https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264170527553 I have used several similar but slightly different models for many years now. These monitor my sheds, workshop,van and boats. Cheap to run and you can use battery operated sensors if you want. One I have is loud and activates several sirens -others I have on silent so only I know they have gone off. If you are cc ing then you really are going to think about power for it though- think they use just under an amp/hour but I dont know for sure and dont have to worry about it.
  6. Blimey-thats going to be an expensive day /overnight stop passing through..
  7. Maybe something to do with the little cruiser that was sunk there for a while ? Perhaps it cost the council to either remove it or they just dont want a repeat of it. I dont know -all pure speculation on my part.
  8. Last time I stopped in March the Town Mooring was completely empty so presume everyone has finally moved on. There are now signs on the opposite side stopping all mooring. Which could be a pain if its busy (having stopped overnight there before in the past when its busy)
  9. Think you have many options but they all probably involve paying someone for a months parking. Does anyone know if the PYC do that sort of thing for visitors? Have you seen this site - http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/#/map
  10. Trents shut at Cranfleet at the moment..More rain to come later in week. Notice Alert Upper Trent Starts At: Cranfleet Flood Gates Ends At: Cranfleet Flood Gates Sunday 10 March 2019 17:00 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Water resources Original message: Cranfleet Flood Gates have been closed due to the Upper Trent being in flood. Boaters are advised not to travel along this section of the Trent until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience which may be caused. You can view this notice and its map online here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/14752/cranfleet-flood-gates You can find all notices at the url below: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices
  11. Got them already too. Newark lock with its very annoying recorded message when putting yourself through 😀
  12. While since I done any. I would use some of that cloth tape - its easier to work than matting. Few cheap brushes and some resin and sorted.Its really not hard - just I always ended up with more resin on myself than where it was supposed to be 😀
  13. You may as well go the whole hog and glass the battens in..
  14. Ahem. Yes you are correct. 😀
  15. I would fill up with diesel at Stewart Holmes-last place few hundred yards before you get to Stanground Lock-if your tank is low will save you a few quid. And if you havent booked in to go through you may want something to do while you are waiting. 😀
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