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man coming up from boat engine post lockdown maintenance tips June 17, 2020 by River Canal Rescue River Canal Rescue offer us some advice on boat maintenance following the exceptionally long period that your boat may have been idle during the lockdown.
kingfishers the diary of Iris Lloyd June 16, 2020 by Iris Lloyd Hi! My name is Iris Lloyd. I live in beautiful Hungerford and the Kennet and Avon canal is opposite my front door, across my drive, a side road and the…
devid scowcrovich canal boats one week in the life of… June 10, 2020 by Devid Scowcrovich Bad night: sleeping tablets from Doc useless; may have to revert to Sid’s illegal offerings should he appear during the Lockdown.  Our security gates are closed therefore snugly isolated on…
boating basics – part two June 8, 2020 by Clive Edwards Merchant Navy Association Boat Club continue with their basic boating guide with detailed instruction for manoevres such as turning, mooring and navigating locks. They also suggest further reading with guides…
boating basics – part one June 8, 2020 by Clive Edwards This publication has been produced by the Merchant Navy Association Boat Club with the aim of providing basic information for anyone venturing onto the water for the first time. As…
family of geese 1966… and all that June 3, 2020 by Michael Nye Like most people of my generation I remember England doing well in a certain football tournament. It was a big thing. I remember the winning goal which was heard loud…
parish churches near the canals June 1, 2020 by Doug Yelland When walking into the cool, quiet, serene confines of a local parish church it's easy to be transported back to a simpler time. The welcoming signs and pamphlets offering information…
ship wheel against the sky splendid isolation May 31, 2020 by Simon Woollen This is a difficult article to write as like so many of us, I haven’t seen the boat since March the 23rd and obviously miss it. However, one thing I…
bronze statue of reader or writer featured author – summer 2020 – irfan shah May 31, 2020 by admin CanalsOnline Magazine's featured author for summer 2020 is Irfan Shah. Irfan's short story 'the Cyclist in the Canal' is available from Amazon for £1.99
waterways chaplaincy (not) in lockdown May 31, 2020 by Mark Rudall The Waterways Chaplaincy has not shut its doors! Indeed, many of our chaplains have been exercising on the towpaths near their homes or boats and that has enabled them to…
epic endurance challenge May 31, 2020 by admin Jooles Paillin, a 39 year old mother who lives just outside Nottingham, will be taking up the Tallisker Whisky Challenge and rowing 3000 miles across the atlantic. During the lockdown,…
canal scene horse shows May 31, 2020 by Kerry Dainty Kerry Dainty looks back on Horse Shows and how they have changed from 100 years ago to the present. Until the start of WWII working boat horses were strongly represented,…
wiring a narrowboat header how to wire a narrowboat – part 1 May 31, 2020 by Graham Mills Graham Mills of 12 volt boating group show us how to wire a narrowboat from start to finish. The first part looks in detail at planning, positioning and plotting electrical…
drone in sky potholes – a thing of the past? May 31, 2020 by Robert Grindley Engineers from the University of Leeds mechanical engineering department have recently developed a robotic drone that boasts of being able to repair potholes in roads in just sixty seconds.
aqueduct marina returning to work May 31, 2020 by Robert Parton After a company decision for some of the team to return to work Aqueduct Marina’s Marina and Operations Director Phil Langley outlines what the executive team has experienced to get…
covid 19 advice for boaters May 18, 2020 by Clive Edwards Before putting to sea after such a long period of inactivity we recommend that boat owners should: 1. Take extra care to access their craft safely and in accordance with…

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