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).

I am having to place a watermark on the blog content as someone on Facebook is stealing photos and claiming them as their own. I wouldn't mind if they asked first and attributed it to my blog. If it continues I will name and shame them. I hope it doesn't spoil your enjoyment.

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Monday, 12 November 2012


On the whole a very successful week-end. Got loads done:-

Swept the chimney and got the upper air wash working on the stove
Fitted new bow thruster brushes
Fitted closure bolt for galley glass cabinet
Fitted four paint protectors
Fitted a new radio
Pressure washed the engine
Cleaned out the bilge and engine bund
Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

The weather made most of it possible, Saturday started dull an drizzly but turned fine later and Sunday was wall to wall sunshine, and it was warm with very little wind.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Maintenance fortnight

I'm writing this at 04:56hrs and I'll be leaving soon to drive the three hour journey to Wigrams Turn Marina to work on TQ. I've got a list of jobs to do and I'm hoping to get it all done by Sunday afternoon. First I have to pack the essentials, food, drink, toiletries etc, It's not the thing I usually do as Lin does it but she's away at a show at the NEC this week-end so I'm on my own. And coping well. All the tools and equipment I need are in the car ready to go, that was the easy bit. It's just making sure I've not forgotten anything.