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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Any containers would do.

Wednesday 29th

Didn't move at all today. Stayed snug and warm inside FS listening to the rain beating down on the boat which sounded worse because of the constant drips from the overhanging trees. The problem we had with water getting into the well deck seems to have got worse.  No we haven't sprung a leak, it's  coming through the press stud fixings on the tie backs on the vinyl cratch cover. It's been letting water in for a while and I suggested some sort of silicone paste smeared over the fixings but Ian's not sure. He is thinking of removing the studs and then adding the silicone over the holes before reinstating them. Maybe something to think about when we get back to Langley Mill. In the meantime the containers placed strategically will have to do.

This amount of water from this morning..
Bought another load of bedding plants yesterday, from Glendale nursery Mahood right by Ring- o- Bells bridge 38. Trying to find a garden centre when you live aboard can be difficult so to find this one was a bonus. My blue Violas have all but finished and was getting rather leggy and rather fancied the small begonias 'Devils delight' to replace them. Purchasing a large bag of multipurpose compost as well as the plants, they allowed us to take the whole lot back to the boat in one of their trolleys.

Think tomorrow may be a better day so the 23 locks of the Wigan flight will be tackled. Going to start early and try to do the whole lot before the schoolkids come out at 3pm.


Quaysider said...

Try some of this stuff http://www.snowandrock.com/pws/UniqueProductKey.ice?ProductID=mcn001000&channel_code=300&s2m_product_id=25691_180&gclid=CPuSi7u10M0CFQ5mGwodm1cIhg&gclsrc=aw.ds

I used it on a gazebo which had poppers on over our old hot tub - worked a treat.


Ian and Irene Jameison said...

Thanks Mark, Will give it a try.

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