is that a widebeam I see before me? - April 24, 2023‘To build or not to build’ was the question facing Land and Water's marina team after buying the 22-acre site on the River Avon in Stratford upon Avon in 2016.
recession, what recession? - April 21, 2023We are only too aware of the country's economic problems. Prices continue to rise, and belts are being tightened all round. It seems the UK only avoided being technically ‘in a recession’ by the skin of its teeth (zero growth).
ct1 the snag list eliminator - March 30, 2023Quick, go get me something to stop this water getting in!” Not something you want to hear usually. Definitely not something you want to hear if you’re on a boat, that’s for sure.
galvanic corrosion - March 28, 2023Different metals have different electrical charges. When connected, the metal with the highest natural voltage will try to discharge its voltage to the other metal.
are you sitting and sleeping comfortably? - March 9, 2023Finding furniture to fit narrowboats can be difficult, but OK Joinery makes easy work of it, providing sit-sleep solutions that combine comfort and style. OK Joinery Ltd is a family-run business based in Kidderminster, where its saloon, dinette furniture and sofabeds are handmade to order.
commercial tiller pins - December 13, 2022With commercial tiller pins from Yorkshire Bespoke Tiller Pins you can be sure of making a lasting impression with your customers. Made to your own requirements.
hydrogen afloat - September 9, 2022Hydrogen and fuel cells have long been used in industrial, scientific and specialist applications, and I was sure there was a way to harness their potential to provide power on my boat. I set about connecting the dots and created the prototype ‘HyArk’, named for the fact that it’s a vessel and that hydrogen molecules flow into the fuel cell two by two!
recoheat - September 7, 2022Recoheat makes a unique pumped-air heat recovery unit for solid fuel stoves, and this year’s Crick show was their first customer-facing event. The device fits into the flue of a stove and pumps air through a steel coil to super-heat it.
boat furniture - it's more than ok - September 7, 2022At OK Joinery, we specialise in Bespoke Boat Joinery, Woodworking and Carpentry to repair, alter and fit out Narrowboats, Canal Boats, Widebeams & Dutch Barges.
scenic lake cruises in switzerland - June 13, 2022With more than 1,500 lakes throughout the country, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to scenic lake cruises in Switzerland. Whether you want to admire fabulous untouched nature or discover a big city’s landmarks and attractions from the water, you’ll find a couple of appropriate lake cruises right here!
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.