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We have a full marina — full of ice cold water that is, and it looks even more fantastic than when it was half full (or should that be half empty??) We are now undertaking our "stilling test" which has always been something of an enigma to me.

The nice man from BW comes along with his paddling pool and fills it up. We then have to measure the depths of the marina, the paddling pool and the canal twice a day for the next fortnight to check that we don't have a leak. We also have to measure rainfall and wind speeds. The principle is that evaporation is relative to surface area and therefore (providing we don' t have a leak) the depths in the paddling pool and marina should only change relative to each other (are you still with me?) Anyway the upshot of all this is that by the 17th December we will have the results and if everything is fine I get to crack open the nice bottle of wine I was saving for Christmas to celebrate!

p.s if you're wondering about the photo above — it was sent to me by a concerned moorer. (I also have to confess that, yes, I did also tell our 4 year old that there are crocodiles in the canal (in the hope it might persuade her not to jump in)!!

Further reading

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Sam: Thu 26 Apr 11:35am

Sunday 29th April2.30pm until 4.30pmA Fire Engine and team will be at the Marina this Sunday!They will be hosting a talk with members of the public regarding water safety and answering any questions you may have on the subject.Drowning is one of the UK's leading causes of accidental death. Each year more than 300 people drown after tripping, falling or just by underestimating the...

Middlewich Branch Breach
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

High Sheriff Awards 2018
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

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