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talking anodes December 4, 2019 by admin Talking anodes for most people would consist of a series of questions. Every boat owner knows that anodes are needed, but what are they, exactly, what do they do, and…
musings from the boat painter’s workshop December 3, 2019 by admin It can be a quiet life, the painting of boats. After the hard work of boat surface preparation is done there is time for quiet contemplation and communing with one’s…
gailey wharf training centre December 3, 2019 by admin As a canal based business we are quite unusual; based at 'Gailey Wharf' on the Staffs & Worcester Canal we are predominantly 'commercial' trainers for personnel working within three metres…
bow of painted narrowboat bow thrusters you can trust December 2, 2019 by admin This (r)evolution from VETUS is a combination of our renowned electric bow thruster series and the latest induction motor technology. We are pleased to present the all-new BOW PRO thrusters,…
clear blue loo, brought to you December 2, 2019 by admin Established in 1983 by Mike Borowski, Wessex Chemical Factors has grown into one of the most respected manufacturers and distributers of chemical solutions in the UK.
boat in snow winterise your boat December 1, 2019 by admin With winters getting colder and sub-zero temperatures becoming more common, River Canal Rescue has put together some tips on how to winterise your narrowboat and so avoid costly repair bills.
tv on board September 1, 2019 by canals Cello Electronics have a proud tradition of UK TV manufacturing and have been pioneers in the development of low voltage, well specified 12 volt TV’s. More recently they have re-…
diesel bug – a layman’s guide June 1, 2019 by admin Diesel bugs are microbes that live at the interface between water and diesel fuel. In some places it's also known as diesel fungus or the diesel virus. The presence of…
co alarm testing June 1, 2019 by admin from april 1st 2019 the BSS mandates that all boats with an accommodation space must have a co alarm fitted
canal boats in marina batteries – a brief encounter June 1, 2019 by admin When it comes to choosing leisure batteries for your narrowboat, you need to check the existing batteries for size and amperage rating. If you're living on the boat you will…
voltage metre electric boats June 1, 2019 by canals Electric boats (EBs) are a lot more diverse, complicated and varied than cars, because they have to tackle some very tough conditions, but they share some common features. This brief…
moored boats protection matters April 1, 2019 by admin Having the right insurance for your boat is so important as it will cover you for the unfortunate situations that could turn a great day out in the water, into…
piglets pigs to plastics April 1, 2019 by admin A long long time ago, almost as far back as I can remember, my father had a pig farm. While growing up on the farm my friends and I used to…
legal hammer lasting powers of attorney April 1, 2019 by admin This is possibly the most important legal document that anyone should have in their life time; in fact the Office of the Public Guardian states that everyone over the age of…
clear water splash bilgeaway April 1, 2019 by admin Inland waterway emergency assistance and breakdown firm, River Canal Rescue (RCR), has launched Bilgeaway – a product it describes as ‘the world’s first truly environmentally-friendly bilge discharge filter’.
a brand new chapter April 1, 2019 by admin 2009 was an eventful year, Barack Obama became America's first black president, James Cameron’s “Avatar” was smashing all box office records to become the highest grossing film of all time…
lonely canal how safe is your boat? March 1, 2019 by canals Boats are often seen as easy targets for theft, and break-ins can happen during off peak times when the canals are quiet, or at high season when they are at…