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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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Water Pump Repair

TQs domestic water pump has an internal leak and is back-flowing through its one way system triggering the micro switch every so often. We have two of these pumps, one is a spare and I've just purchased two replacement service kits as stock. This pump, the UV0814 is now obsolete and there is a replacement available, but at a premium.

Pump ready to be dismantled.

Turn upside down...

...remove rubber feet...

...unscrew four retaining screws and remove base...

...pull off pump head... new pump head... frame and screw together tightly...

...push in rubber feet... filter and turn upright.
Put it away in readiness for September - job done!

Friday, 6 June 2014

On the way to work...

...I took these photos:-

Bathpool moorings
From the tow path side

The canal is very shallow and weedy as it doesn't get the traffic of the Shropshire Union or Oxford Canal, but it's a very pleasant waterway, about eleven miles and seven locks including the permanently closed lock onto the River Parrett.