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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Monday, 22 December 2014

Draught proofing down the 'atch.

After a night spent listening to the fenders creak and groan between the hull and the jetty in the strong overnight

winds, we prepared for the Red Cross Parcel to arrive. Just the one trolley this time, though it was stacked to the gills with Christmas goodies.
Meanwhile I got on with the task of fitting the draught excluder around the rear hatch. This was a tricky little number as the hatch had to be removed from the slides. Once removed, some measurements were taken and lines drawn as to where the parts had to be fitted.
I needed some contact adhesive to stick some rubber offcuts in strategic places around the hatch to seal it off, so Midland Chandlers had to be patronised, but they only had very large containers,  far more than l needed so I picked up three new mooring pins and some fire sealant for the Bubble stove. On the way back I popped into Halfords in Daventry for the glue which enabled me to finish off the job.

Rubber seals fitted inside rear hatch.

When it's fitted it will look discreet.
Oh! I nearly forgot, when I went to Midland Chandlers I also purchased these...

Three very nice mooring pins. 

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