2017 The Year in Summary

Published: Monday, 16 October 2017

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 This year we started in May with a short trip from Fenny Marina to Crick for the Boat show over the late May Bank Holiday weekend before heading north through Leicester to explore the Erewash Canal to Langley Mill. Returning to the River Trent and continuing north on the Trent and Mersey to Middlewich and then West to Barbridge and join the Shropshire Union and continuing north to Chester and on to Elesemere Port. From Elesemere port returning south via the Shropshire Union to Autherly Junction and the Staffs and Worcs Canal to Great Haywood, South to Fradley to join the Coventry Canal all the way to Coventry then onto the Oxford Canal to Braunston and return north via Crick to the new mooring at Debdale Wharf.

2017 overview 

In total we completed 445 miles and 296 locks in 250 hours of cruising over 76 days, averaging just under 3 lock MPH and just under 10 lock miles per day. We used The 435liters of diesel fuel, with an estimated 75L being used by boiler and the remaining 360L by the engine for propulsion. The engine ran for 114hours (3.1 L/hr for engine hours,  or  1.4 L/hr overall) with the rest being on the electric drive. Also during this time we used 500KWhr of Domestic Electricity with 150KWhr coming from the Solar Panels and the balance generated by the hybrid system.

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