canal logbooks - May 10, 2022After a couple of months getting used to canal life , we decided we wanted to start some sort of business. I had noticed that my dad would scribble things down in a notepad, about the moorings we found, the diesel we purchased, what the Wi-Fi was like etc. and was always rummaging through his pad trying to find where he had written something. And that's what gave me the idea of producing a Logbook and Journey Planner.
magnetic pull - May 9, 2022My name is Sophie Doyle and I am a magnet fisher. I clean up our waterways by using quality Magnets, grappling hooks and winches. I remove items which are harmful to wildlife and a danger to those who use the waterways.
life with a composting toilet - May 4, 2022Our voyage into the world of composting toilets began during lockdown! We had been out on our narrowboat and experienced huge issues with broken Elsan points...
marine electricals - March 30, 2022Hello to the wonderful world of the inland boat ways! We are very new to the world of canal boating. Being based in Plymouth we have always dealt with the ocean-going variety of boats, but we realised that there is much more to boating than life on the ocean waves.
do you paint or polish? - March 28, 2022bullet polish offers advice on how to clean and polish your boat, telling you what pitfalls you should avoid and how to get the best shine without having to repaint or spend a fortune.
argy bargey - February 24, 2022Argy Bargey canal board game was designed and created by brothers Henry and Tim Biglowe and their partners. Find out how the game was developed and made.
marine safety & training business expands in the midlands - November 10, 2021Birmingham & Midland Marine Services Ltd offer a wide portfolio of services to the Civil Engineering, Rail, Utilities, Environmental, and Ecology sectors, working in an open water environment.
my alerts! - October 28, 2021Canal living is particularly attractive to retirees… as a result, the boating community tends to be significantly older, on average, than the population at large (the latest reliable estimates suggest that, since the turn of the millennium, the mean age of a permanent boater had risen by a little over four years, to 59).
a stirling idea - August 31, 2021Warpfive Fans introduce us to their British Made, eco friendly, beautiful Stirling engines. Stirling engines are amazing miniature engines. Three things make them special… they use only heat as fuel, they are almost silent plus they are extremely powerful. Furthermore they have no electrical components and are purely mechanical. Consequently they’re extremely reliable and with care will last a lifetime.
angel community canal boat trust - July 6, 2021The Angel Community Canalboat Trust (A.C.C.T.) has been operating for over 40 years, carrying about 2000 people each year for both day and residential trips based on the Regents Canal in London.
revolutionary outdoor cooking - June 5, 2021Cook anything, anywhere, anytime with the revolutionary, award winning barbecue by Cobb. Probably the most versatile & greenest portable oven in the world.
everything's coming up roses - May 11, 2021It is so good when you get to see a narrowboat completely made over through the superb skills of a couple of traditional artists. Julie Tonkin, trading as Art by Julie, has been in the business for 20 years, but on this occasion she was joined by a relative newcomer Kerri Williams, also known as 'the heritage crafter'.
water and waste tanks for boats - December 11, 2020When creating water or waste tanks, plastic is the perfect material. It can be made to any shape or size, is extremely tough and very durable.
choose the way you cruise - December 2, 2020The Caravanboat is just at home on the road as it is on the water and can be towed down those scenic country routes with ease. Plus the best bit is that you can use waterways to get to those hard to reach spots that a car just can’t reach, meaning it's perfect for a quiet holiday or a romantic getaway.