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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Saturday, 4 January 2014

Home again.

We arrived home safely, but my last job on TQ drew a blank. I couldn't get the immersion heater to turn, it's in there too tight. The other thing is, I've found another leak so that will need investigating.
Check this out:- We were there last Monday, and winded in the hole just the other side of the bridge.
Well, that's it for us now, we're into maintenance weeks for the next fortnight, so I'll be returning at the end of that to do some work and I have the two weeks following which I have given over to maintenance. That'll take us through to the end of January.


Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

Don't try and loosen the immersion heater if the cylinder is empty, its very easy to damage that way. Fill it with water and use a good ring spanner if you can get it on, Give the spanner a few sharp taps to break the seal, both tighten and loosen direction. once you can turn it then drain the water and remove.

kevin t said...

Hi Brian,
Thanks for your advice, The cylinder was almost full, I could do with the weight in it to absorb the "shock" applied with the proper box spanner. I tried both directions as you suggest, but no joy.
There is a seep elsewhere on it too, but it's impossible to get to it without taking out the wardrobe and rear steps. It's a big job, and at that time I didn't have the time as 'er in doors was saying "Come on, we've got to go home".
Many thanks,