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.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Plenty Of Mud In The Canals.

Sunday, 16, October, 2011.
Moored in Kings Bromley Marina.

Not much to blog about sat here in the Marina so I will attempt to answer a question about Dredging the Canals which was asked by blogger Halfie back in September.

The Dredging machine in Hafie's pictures is being operated by George Wain who happens to have a boat moored 4 berths away from us at Kings Bromley Marina, we only see him at weekends as he stays in a Caravan close to where he's working during the week. Today I asked the question, how do you know how deep to go when dredging, the answer was simple, he marks the jib of the dredger and then dredges until the mark is level with the surface of the water, the standard dredged depth is 1.35 Metre's, I'm sure years of dredging experience plays a large part in the job too.

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