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Tuttifruity

Navigating River Trent

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1 hour ago, Tuttifruity said:

Hurray! Have spoken to Dave and he’s hoping to get us down the locks on Wednesday morning depending on the river levels so fingers crossed again!

With luck the rain will hold off for a couple of days and the levels should come down, you can walk to the lock where you are to look at the level boards they should mirror the ones at Rotherham so you will at least have an idea how its going

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On 16/12/2017 at 08:52, TheDuker said:

If you would prefer to have a pilot aboard try someone called Tony Dunkley to see if he's available to help you. He's been boating on the Trent professionally on commercial barges and tugs, with some pleasure craft time as well, for nearly 60 years, so he's beginning to get to know the river quite well by now. You can contact him on 07553 294325 , or e-mail at > tony@canalrivertransport.com <

 

On 16/12/2017 at 18:13, Tuttifruity said:

Sorry for late reply, struggling with wifi on I pad so using very small phone! Thanks for everyone's advice and have spoken to Tony whose laid up with a very sore tootsie! Will set up the anchor with lots more rope as well as the chain in case we need it, and will test the engine at full blast for a few hours. It's a barrhus and ive only ever had it at 2000 revs max for hours on end. Prob no chance of getting to sheffield in time for Christmas though!  Might end up at sea. Will keep u posted :unsure:

 

 

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Hurray! Arrived at the lovely Victoria Quays about 3pm. Nearly didn’t set off this morning as it was howling a gale at Eastwood but once we tested the run to Rotherham lock it wasn’t so bad.

thanks so much for everyone’s help, and thanks to Dave and Nigel who helped us up Tinsley Locks, what stars!

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