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, 16 May 2016

Coole Pilate to Barbridge.

We set off quite late today, and headed to Nantwich to get some bits and pieces for TQ. Some fuel hose is requiring replacement as there a little seepage from a couple of places and the existing hose is too short to cut and re-terminate it. Unfortunately I've discovered the fuel tank needs emptying to do the job because a stop cock has not been fitted in the return line and the fuel just siphons out. But I have a cunning plan, I'll need to get a G clamp and squeeze the return hose to stem the flow, then I can replace all bar one of the hoses. Always a snag in't there!
Here we are at Barbridge.
This is classic, this is; when we arrived there was just one other boat moored on the other side, within minutes more boats started to arrive, and now it's almost full. We were the first boat on the pub mooring, and now that is full. This is what happens to us, it seems we're people magnets. The first boat after us moored immediately in front and couldn't get close enough. Twenty minutes after our arrival and it's now chocker block. It do make I chuckle it do.

We went in The Olde Barbridge Inn tonight and it's changed somewhat since we were there last. It's been decorated and the old patio windows that were steamed up have been replaced.

Lin had two 5oz beefburgers in a bun with chips and I had a Steak and ale pie, chips and peas. A little more pricey than the 2 for a tenner it used to be, but it was really good food. It was a proper pie made with proper steak and real ale, none of this minced beef in a dish with a puff pastry topping artistically placed on top. All washed down with a pint of Old Dog - delicious.

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