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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Friday, 20 September 2013

Almost back to base and a bucket of sloes.

We had an easy-ish day today, after breakfast we reversed TQ back to the water point in Braunston and filled the tank. Then we made our way along the Oxford Canal to Napton Junction and just dropping short of the junction by about 250 metres where there is a nice little recessed spot, just the right size for TQ. We spotted this little mooring on the way out nearly three weeks ago, it was the sloes that caught our eye, and this afternoon we picked about two kilograms.

Spring line set up on TQ
I fitted a spring line on TQ tonight and I'm glad I did. The canal was very busy this afternoon and into the evening. Some boaters throttle back as they pass, but do so far too late and then not down to a tick-over and they still create too much wash, others don't bother throttling back at all, and one young upstart thought he could go as fast a he liked, even boasting to his mates that he was doing eight miles an hour. I guess he had a GPS. Very few actually throttle back to a tick-over and in plenty enough time not to rock your boat. The spring line stops all boat movement even when some oike goes haring past at a million miles an hour. 

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