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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

PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Carol: Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Sunday the 28th October will see the Overwater Marina engineering team paddling for pounds as they attempt a charity row from the Marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back. Peeky's Blinders, named in honour of workshop manager Simon Peek, have decided to re-launch their raft 'Broke n down' to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute with this sponsored event...

Peeky's Blinders
Carol: Wed 26 Sep 1:21pm

Possibly the smallest narrowboat on the network has recently become available for sale!'Broke n Down' was hand-crafted by the engineers from Overwater Narrowboat Services to take part in this year's raft race at the RNLI festival; which took place alongside the Autumn Boatshare4u Boat show. This narrowboat marvel, and winner of the best-dressed category, was hand-painted and...

RNLI Festival 2018
Janet: Thu 30 Aug 2:10pm

Don't forget to join us for an evening of FREE entertainment on Saturday 8th September. The evening starts at 6pm with an interesting and amusing talk on the history of the RNLI from Peter Robinson, a retired Lifeboat Coxwain. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Funky Choir and our headline act — the fabulous Geoff Rey. The RNLI bar and BBQ will be open from 6pm and there will...