Time for a tyre change
We thought you’d be interested in seeing the reason for the loss of forward or reverse that we suddenly experienced while entering a lock at Hyde. Despite the prop turning freely, applying full revs in both forward and reverse, we couldn’t understand why we were standing still! That was until we opened the weed hatch to find this tyre had completely hooked itself over our prop. Our efforts to dislodge it were fruitless but, RCR to the rescue, and it was off in three minutes.
GEOFF & JANE WILSON, via email