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River Soar - Ratcliffe and Lime Kiln locks

Richard T

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Ratcliffe lock has got issues with the bottom gates not being able to be fully closed because of silt in the lock. CRT have issued  a stoppage notice asking boaters not to use the lock however many are doing so. The issue is that it is very difficult to fill the lock because of leakage through the mitre of the bottom gates. A long boat shaft placed vertically in the mitre helps a lot but some brute force is required to get the top gates open.

There are problems with the top paddles at Lime Kiln lock again it is difficult to make a level. CRT notice states:-

Issues with the towpath ground paddle, mean the lock is not equalising as it should and the gates are inoperable. A stoppage is required to repair the paddle frame and our team will endeavour to do this as quickly as possible.

Word on the river is that it will be fixed in the nextfew days.

It does mean that boats on the river are trapped between the two closures.

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