No Direction

No Direction is our 70ft Narrowboat which is now home to my wife Jayne and myself, it was launched on 4th February 2008.

We spend the Winters in a Marina and cruise in the warmer weather.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

How Deep

Monday, 22nd August, 2011
Moored at Queens Head, Montgomery Canal.

One thing that's been on my mind coming along the Llangollen Canal is how deep is it,  various bits of information say a maximum draft of 2 feet at the Llangollen end but I know people who
have travelled the whole length in boats that draw more than that with no problems.

I though the Montgomery Canal may also have been a problem until Sunday morning when the first boat up Frankton locks leaving the Montgomery was nb George a 1929 Royalty Class working boat complete with a 20hp Bolinder engine, this boat must need at least 30 to 33 inches of water to operate, they turned left and headed for Llangollen, another good sign, George is normally moored at Weedon on the Grand Union Canal so they've had long journey.

George makes the turn towards Llangollen.

George is also famous as the Pirate Boat at the 2010 Stoke Bruerne Gala.

nb George arrives at the 2010 Gala carrying the Pirates

Today has been a maintenance, cleaning and general fiddling day.  I started with a look at the propeller (through the weed hatch this time) and removed a couple of bits of plastic bag from around the shaft, then the oil was drained from the Generator, while that was draining the bolts on the Python Drive coupling got checked, the Generator was then filled with fresh oil and fired up.

While alI this was going on Jayne was dusting inside the boat, she managed to break the lid of our very small Measham teapot, not a real one, unless they were made in China.

1 comment:

Halfie said...

Quick - superglue it!