Monday, 18 May 2009

a small needed update

I am sorry I haven't blogged in ages.

There are a couple of reasons...1. Mrs EB and I went out for a short trip and passed two boats and were told to slow down when we were in tick over!!!! and that really cheesed me off.
2. I forgot.

Well I did a mens day out on TRB there 8 guys and myself we met about 9am at Great Haywood had a mug of tea and then headed up to Weston had a nice lunch then up to Sandon Lock turned around and headed back. It was a day of relaxing and chatting and just having some fun. I believe the guys enjoyed it, even though person said TRB was like a caravan.... ho hum.

Yesterday my friend Martin who gave Mrs EB and I the boating bug came over to TRB and showed me how to service the engine... another few quid saved and it was well worth the mess.


  1. MR EB - For some people you cant go to slowly! I would love to have seen their faces when the old working boats moved around - they slowed for no one and nothing. Shrug it off mate - you just cant win with some people.
    Self servicing can save you a pretty penny and Martin is now something of an expert. That reminds me - must change my oil after this weekends sortie into the BCN.

  2. Andy
    I have had a couple of people say I am going too fast. I find this bloody annoying to be honest when I rarely take her over 1000 revs no one is around boats are overtaking me!!!!! I had one person on here say I nearly hit him because I was going too fast? Total rubbish the only time we have nearly hit someone is when the day crew are steerng. When we have a day crew I let them's part of the experience of going on a boat... but I monitor the revs and if and when they get out of control I take over and get it back in control, yes I use the revs usually in reverse and plenty of power to pull the boat away from collision. so if anything she is going even slower.

    Anyhooo I am taking your advice and I will shrug it off, let um shout what they want....If TRB is speeding in tick over then I must have the fastest Semi-trad on the T&M, so when you are over by us..fancy a race?


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