At 58 feet length, TQ (as we call her) is a steel hull narrow boat built by Colecraft and fitted out by Elton Moss Boatbuilders. Currently based at Aqueduct Marina in Cheshire we're able to cruise some of the most popular waterways in Britain. The Shropshire Union, The Trent and Mersey, The Llangollen Canal, The Four Counties Ring and Cheshire Ring and more.

Our friendly Syndicate decided to go down the Self Management route on 1st March 2012 and so far it has been very successful. Please visit the other pages in this blog to see the new Web Site and if shares are available for sale. (There'll not be many).

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bosley, Bollington and a breakdown! (KLT)

Arrived in Bollington after the twelve Bosley Locks, and a very pleasant days cruising. The weather held good and at one point it was rather warm. We filled with water at the top of the locks and continued on our way through Macclesfield and on to Bollington. Nearly in Bollingtonand a change in engine sound was noted. A slight metallic rattle. Didn't sound serious enough to stop so we waited until we moored. On investigation I found the alternator securing bolts had dropped out into the engine bund and was on the verge of becoming detached fron the engine. I recovered the nuts and bolts and secured the alternator to the engine, adjusted the belt tension and tightened the retaining bolts. Tested - OK.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the weather forecast looks dire so we might hole up for the day and explore the town. We may move on if the weather brightens up later.
Todays pix:-
 Us in Bosley Locks

Alternator nut and bolt missing (centre of picture)

Nut and bolt found in the engine bund. (Which needs cleaning)

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