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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Sunday, 8 May 2016

Good news and bad news.

Yes, it's that old adage again, good news, good news,, new starter motor installed and working fine, only time will tell... watch this space!

Yes, they look similar...

 It's a right bf to fit one of these, the gearbox oil cooler has to come off first before you can get access to the attachment nuts and bolts, and then it's obscured by the engine mounting rail. Got there in the end, though.
Switched on the isolator, turned the key and away it went - brill, except the control panel was beeping and the oil warning light was on.

So, something else is wrong...

Bad news, bad news...

Checked the wiring and connections to/from the sender and everything seems fine, so it's time to consult the Oracle.

It says test the resistance across the sender, there should be a reading of around 50 ohms. Aha! Tested with a reading of 247 ohms, here we go then... a new sender required, a visit to Worcester tomorrow to get a replacement.

Too many ohms

So another stationary day in the marina while we wait for Monday to come. Never mind, the weather is fantastic and we took a stroll to the Eagle and Sun for a pint. It's a hard life but somebody's got to do it.

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