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Friday, May 13, 2016

Dunham Massey to Ryan’s Bridge No.210 on the Trent & Mersey Canal, near Dutton.

Another good day weather-wise. We left the Bridgewater canal at Preston Brook tunnel.


We are now back on the Trent & Mersey canal, moored near Ryan’s Bridge No.210 near Dutton, and not far from Acton swing bridge on the River Weaver.


Immediately behind us is the winding hole where, on a trip on Pisces when the gearbox had jammed in forward gear, I attempted to wind. Selecting neutral and it was still in forward gear, selecting reverse resulted in both forward and reverse being selected, which stalled the engine. I had line Pisces up perfectly, intending the swing the stern in close enough to the towpath for a crew member to step off with the stern line, thus keeping us in contact with the towpath, and I was going to stall the engine, and then we could wind her using the rope, but the crew member on the stern with me would not step off with the rope and we ended up grounded in the reeds, and had to wait for a passing boat to help pull us off.


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