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Monday, September 02, 2013

Alton's Docking & September Schedule

Last month it was time for Alton's Biennial Docking for blacking & hull maintenance. We used the side slip at Ashton Packet Boat Company which is a great bit of kit that enables us to be able to get under the boat easily & check the hull & make any repairs. Mike the surveyor came out to check over the hull. No major problems were found, but some additional shoeing was needed to protect the chine angle & a few other jobs were required. Alan set to with the welding, Steve & I got busy with the blacking and within a week Alton was back in the water. Big thanks to Steve, Alan, Bob & all the folk at Ashton Packet boat company.

We're now setting off on our first big coal run of the autumn & it's great to get some big deliveries of coal in our order book as customers start stocking up their supplies. So we're looking forward to a busy couple of weeks before returning to Ashton Packet for more work on Alton's, cabin work this time :-).

Our schedule for September 2013 is as follows:-

Sun 1st - Wed 4th: Whaley Bridge to Preston Brook via Marple, Macclesfield, Congleton, Kidsgrove, Middlewich & Anderton
Thurs 5th - Fri 6th: Preston Brook to River Weaver via Anderton Boat Lift
Sat 7th - Sun 8th: Anderton to Ellesmere Port via Middlewich, Nantwich & Chester
Mon 9th - Sun 15th: Ellesmere Port to Whaley Bridge & Bugsworth via Chester, Barbridge, Middlewich, Kidsgrove, Congleton, Macclesfield & Marple
Sun 15th - Mon 16th: Bugsworth Basin to Ashton under Lyne, via Marple
Tues 17th - Wed 25th: Cabin repairs to Alton
Thurs 26th - Fri 27th: Ashton under Lyne to Bugsworth Basin & Whaley Bridge via Marple
Sat 28th - Sun 29th: Whaley Bridge to Oakgrove (Br49 Macc), via Marple & Macclesfield
Mon 30th - Thurs 3rd Oct: Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Preston Brook via Congleton, Kidsgrove, Middlewich & Anderton

Please note this is our planned schedule, which may be subject to change due to traffic, customer volume, stoppages & weather. If you require supplies, to ensure delivery please text or call us on 07791345004.

Cheers, Brian

Renaissance Canal Carrying