Emails: Keeping gas bottles safe

Published: Monday, 26 June 2017

Of course prevention is better than cure and once the gas bottle have gone it's too late—or is it. What about marking gas bottles with a UV pen or 'smart water'? That would. at least provide evidence if required.

Bill Ridgeway

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Alas there are some rather unsavoury people on the waterways nowadays, you can see by the way they treat and live on their boats, so gas bottles are going to get taken, and they will make sure they are full!

Helen Cripps

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I have made sure that my gas bottles that are kept in a locker on the back deck are chained together, which I feel makes them much more secure.

The thief would be unable to carry two bottles so chained, with even two having problems. I have thought about having the locker padlocked, but they only need a single blow with an heavy object and it is open.

Gerald Farthing

Victor: Boatless

Published: Sunday, 25 June 2017

THE good news is that our narrowboat passed its MOT with no problems, but the bad news is that it is in dock with Mick & John at Trent Lock for new windows and a paint job.

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Braunston gets political

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

THE 'hard left' newspaper The Morning Star' has featured a very political perspective view of Braunston's Historic Narrowboat Rally this week-end.

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Canoeists use tunnels already

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

There is nothing new about canoeists using tunnels, as they have been using them for years, with meeting them in Coseley Tunnel on the Wolverhampton Level, the first time about three years ago and again this year.

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Stealing gas bottles at Willington

Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

TWO boaters have told that their gas bottles have been stolen from their narrowboats moored at Willington on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

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Canoes in tunnels is sheer madness

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

I FULLY agree with both Orph Mable and Terry Bramley about the dangers of canoes sharing the tunnels with narrowboats, it is sheer madness, writes T. Lang.

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Who will be blamed?

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

I moor our narrowboat at Anderton on the Trent & Mersey, and very often use Barnton and Saltersford tunnels, and occasionally Preston Brook Tunnel, so what if I meet a canoe in them? Asks Terry Bramley.

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Clang!

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is rather keen to attempt to show its 'achievements' by the use of surveys, which it states are from a 'representative selection' of the public, but this time it has rather dropped a clanger.

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Locked-in boater dies in fire

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

A BOATER who it is believed slept at the rear of his narrowboat whilst the stern door was padlocked from the outside was unable to escape and died in a fire.

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Runner drowned in canal

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A RUNNER who was missing for three days was later discovered drowned in the Basingstoke Canal.

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