Originally posted by CJL
You lot were giving the cops a big time headache that day!
We were looking for you and went from Putney to the Barrier and only saw at St Kats. Slow start in the morning?
Any advice on the tanks?
Not sure why you imagine we were giving the cops a headache. We locked out West India at 10.30ish & had got barely 150m before the dirty great Delta police rib stopped us. It was all very friendly a good natured and in the vein of "just wanted to check who you are an what you are doing". Met Police and PLA were contacted as courtesy before the cruise.
We headed as far as Wandsworth bridge by about 11:30 before turning back to lock into St Kats around 12:15. Not sure we'd bother with that again as it takes an age to lock in and out. Departed St Kats around 3ish (when we saw you) & got to Chatham about 5.30.
Ref. the tanks. Do you have anything to suggest that they are not in good condition? (e.g. was the previous owner not using them?). Are there inspection plates you can get at for a look see?
I dont have any bright ideas for anything to fill them up with to see whether they leak. Would be nervous about any kind of pressure test! Mebbe fill one at a time with petrol and only risk the 17 gallons?!