It is not often that we find a boat in distress on our moorings.
This poor boat was towed from near Harwick Lock and left here to pole themselves the rest of the way into town for Tooley's Boatyard to look at their failed engine. Tooley's were too busy to come out and pull the the boat themselves. A passing boater helped them as far as he could.
Unfortunately we could not help any further even though we wanted to.
I did see them with the mechanic on board under Tom Rolt Bridge yesterday so, hopefully, they will soon be sorted.
It emphasised to me that the subscription to River Canal rescue is worthwhile insurance. I would not want myself or anyone boating in Sonflower to have to pole the boat miles to get attention.
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