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buying a narrowboat September 2, 2021 by River Canal Rescue Buying a narrowboat? This buyer's guide from RCR looks at the different types of narrowboats - traditional, cruiser and semi-traditional, and at the pros and cons of buying too big…
cartoon drawing of Devid Scowcrovich making life better by south shields September 1, 2021 by Devid Scowcrovich Award winning garden designer Brendov Scowcrovich has joined with the Banal & Dither Trust, a lazy navigation charity, to prevent the wastage of charity money on silly egocentric projects by…
another job well done September 1, 2021 by admin Our cranes lifted a piano out of an upstairs window; installed a bronze camel in Mayfair; and put an air conditioning unit on the roof of Buckingham Palace.  They suspended…
Hincaster Tunnel, Lancaster Canal exploring the lancaster canal September 1, 2021 by Susan Gebbels The navigational section of the Lancaster canal is 41 glorious miles whose beauty is hard to beat. As a waterway it has so much to offer and delight: an exciting…
Michael Nye life’s a gas September 1, 2021 by Michael Nye Amanda’s birthday present was still in its first flush of newness as she steadied her elbows on the bridge parapet and carefully focussed the lens on the buildings to the…
12 volts boating group ac wiring of a boat September 1, 2021 by Graham Mills Graham Mills offers us guidance on choosing the right inverter for a boat, ensuring that we get one that is capable of running everything we need to power.
simon woollen ships wheel dawntreader September 1, 2021 by Simon Woollen Ok, so what am I doing with motorbikes and boats? I am a Blood Bike volunteer and on the weekends that I am acting as Co Ordinator,  I lock my…
canal scene welcome to preston brook wharf September 1, 2021 by Kerry Dainty A boater stopping at Preston Brook could avail themselves of the Floating Chapel tied near the junction, get their horse shod by a farrier and checked by a vet and…
bob sanders plant swing bridge at Leigh boaters and road traffic June 18, 2021 by Bob Sanders Nature’s rivers were identified very early on in our history as routes of least resistance where early travellers could build their towns and roads (later railways too). It is also…
Brigadoon outdoor music brigadoon June 7, 2021 by Eric Ellman It’s the first manifestation of Brigadoon!, with a handful of boats, that we expect to grow in number as we roll onto the next event a week later, and one…
old no 38 bridge what did you do in the lockdown daddy? June 6, 2021 by David Robertson With an end to Covid restrictions in sight, David Robertson reminiscences on the good old days of lockdown, when people avoided each other and spent their lives sanitising their hands…
boating internet boat internet June 6, 2021 by Martin Whether you use your boat on high days and holidays, spend only the summer months aboard or live on all year round, a common requirement of the 21st century, along…
simply linda boating on the rivers and broads of norfolk June 1, 2021 by Linda Wilson Generically known as the ‘Norfolk Broads’ are the man-made rivers and lakes (Broads) of Norfolk. The area is now a National Park, though historically these inland waterways were established to…
norfolk broads - moored boats lady helen – back on the norfolk broads June 1, 2021 by Clive Edwards I have just sold my lovely Hardy Pilot 20SE “Felice” and have bought Simon Kidd’s Hardy 25 “Lady Helen”, largely because age suggests that my wife Lois and I probably…
Tower Bridge, London remarkable bridges – spanning the years June 1, 2021 by Robert Grindley With technology and engineering evolving at such an alarming rate, spare a thought for the humble bridge. How many people have crossed bridges across the globe without giving it a…
aqueduct marina the great unlock June 1, 2021 by Robert Parton Robert Parton welcomes the return of Aqueduct Marina to something like normality after the government have lifted restrictions on boating and cruising.

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