Not real grease!

Published: Monday, 06 November 2017

We were recently on the Trent & Mersey, when we came across a CaRT person seemingly greasing the paddle gear on a lock.

He told me they now have to use engine oil instead of proper grease as CaRT fear being sued. He also said the oil they are using washes off in the rain!! Ironically it was just started to rain as he finished that lock.

Has anyone else come across this as a fact, or was this just one worker? If true, then God help us. No grease will kill the whole system quicker than CaRT can bring out new statistics...

Rosy (known to us)