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David: Better or Worse?
Monday, 07 July 2014 07:36

THERE has been a lot of debate on narrowboatworld recently about CaRT's claim that the canals are in better shape now than ever before.

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David: Let's be nice to CaRT
Friday, 23 May 2014 06:25

IT SEEMS to me that CaRT did a pretty good job in reopening Napton Flight only four days after the problem first occurred. It sounds as though it was a major failure and I know that that location is not easy to access with the sort of equipment that would have been needed.

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David: Up the Erewash
Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:27

FOR THE first time for 15 years we made an excursion up the Erewash Canal, and I was very impressed.

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David: Volunteer lock keepers
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 16:14

COMING up Watford Locks in the rain and single handed I was pleased to receive assistance from a volunteer lock keeper and a kind lady from the boat behind.

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David: Effects of CaRT Appeal
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:09

MY CONTACT in the hire boat business tells me that CaRT's panicky appeal for funds after the winter floods led to a 40% drop in bookings across the industry, which had been going quite well.

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David: CaRT on the ball
Saturday, 01 March 2014 08:58

IF THE Notices I receive from CaRT regarding closures and emergencies are anything to go by, then they seem to be doing a pretty good job with the problems caused by the floods.

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David: Volunteers Welcome—up to a point
Monday, 23 December 2013 12:14

THE scheme for volunteer lock keepers seems to have produced mixed experiences, if the recent piece on narrowboatworld is anything to go by. As that article mentioned, we had one very welcome experience this year and a couple where they made very little difference.

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David: Water points again
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 09:48

I COMMENTED on the new stainless steel water points which have been appearing at various points around the system and CaRT have now provided a comprehensive answer in their Boaters' Update.

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David: Water points
Friday, 18 October 2013 10:17

KEITH Gudgin's piece about the new water point on the Grand Union reminds me that we saw several of these things installed on the Kennet & Avon during the summer.

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David: Banbury Canal Day
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 09:34

I WENT to Banbury Canal Day (by car) last Sunday, for the first time for several years.

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