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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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Shortest days' travel

We didn't move far today, only about three miles, from around Bridge 74 to Bridge 68, and moored up in the reeds where there is only room for one boat. It's a favourite spot for us having moored here on two previous occasions. A strange thing happened in Saddington Tunnel, the outside temperature was about 6 degrees and just inside the tunnel it warmed up by several degrees and the windows suddenly steamed up on the outside.
A Maintenance day today, I've cleaned the extractor fan, it was in a bit of a state, as you can see by the picture below.

Other jobs done today are; repaired two fender hangers, the material was sold to me as marine ply but despite being well painted they have delaminated in the wet, so I've glued them back together with epoxy resin.
And I refilled the stern tube greaser.

A feature in the immediate vicinity
A mile post from the Grand Junction Canal Company.

TQ in one of our favourite mooring spots.
We've been here most of today, almost completely hidden in the reeds, and no room for another boat to moor on your stern.

The weather didn't really do its worst as forecast, its hardly rained at all until late when there was a squally shower, but the winds have been strong all day.

Sunday lunch at tea time, roast chicken, roast potatoes, and garden peas, topped off with a glass of Merlot - delicious.

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