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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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Did you know it's dark at 05:00hrs?

We arrived at Wigrams at 07:30hrs and found TQ on the quayside where the hire boats are normally moored, and proceded to unload the car. Having TQ on the quayside was very handy as we didn't have to wheel the loaded trolleys down the pontoon.

The Starter Motor and Travel Power Pack had already been removed to the workshop ready to be taken to Cox's Auto-Electrical in Atherstone for repair today, but first, Sandy assisted us with moving TQ back onto the pontoon. Being there early in the morning paid off as there was no wind to blow us off course, which was just as well as we couldn't start the engine without the starter motor.

No generator, and no starter motor!
We're going nowhere for a while.

The water pump serving the galley and shower room has been playing up for some while, so I fitted a serviced replacement this afternoon and then serviced the one I took out. I've left it under the base board next to the one in operation, ready to be fitted when necessary. Now it doesn't pulse every couple of minutes.

Oh! The TV aerial didn't work (major tragedy) - It does now. The co-axial cable had parted company with the circuit board. A quick soldering job sorted that one out.

Lucy settled in well again, she must recall the last time she was here.

I'm experimenting with a tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Tab S and it does some crazy things...

Panorama shot of the marina from the side hatch.

A standard shot, that's Lin walking to the car.

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