We have a full marina

Home » Blog » We have a full marina

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

spanner
Janet: Thu 07 Feb

Marine Engineer Wanted — to join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage, although other skills would also be considered. This is a full time position with good pay and working conditions. Please apply in writing to Janet Maughan, Overwater Marina, Coole Lane, Newhall...

wheelybus_o
Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

Raft Padddle 1
Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

Marina News

spanner
Engineer Vacancy
Thu 07 Feb
wheelybus_o
The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Janet's Blog

The Big Switch On
January already!
Tue 15 Jan
The bridge in the Snow
It's that time of year again!
Sat 01 Dec
Peeky's Blinders
Festival Fatigue
Mon 01 Oct
Anna Shooting
A busy August
Sat 01 Sep