Archive for September, 2009


Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Atalanta has spent the last few weeks in Brinklow getting a new rudder and rails from Rex Wain. We’re hoping to head off mid week to go and tow her back.

I note it is cutweb rally weekend, but we won’t have time for detour, but we;ll see how it goes. If anyone is around Napton Saturday (not sure when) we’d welcome a hand up the locks. 🙂

If you’re boating the South Oxford over the weekend, say hello and thanks for you patience if you end up behind us. We had a good trip towing Atalanta to Brinklow and manged it in 2 1/2 days from Banbury. Thanks to everyone we met for their interest and assistance, allowing is to work both boats through the locks in series.  And to the couple of boaters (out of many) who complained about us moving a butty on the canals slowing them down, keep off the canals this weekend.

More news soon I hope as Karen finds more time to update the blog with some photos.

Underfloor investigations

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

We have had a slight list for a few weeks. This followed the discovery of a leak from the kitchen tap and a few weeks later Charlies managed to knock the kitchen sink tap one and flood the work top. So I though it was maybe time to check under the floor.

Three holes later and using an oil extraction pump, I had removed 4 gallons of water from under bedroom floor.  The holes are next to heating pipes from the eberspacher so hopefully the bottom will dry out quite quickly.