excel voted best fuel among boaters - September 10, 2020Oxbow Coal Ltd were delighted to win Canals Online Magazine’s award for best fuel among boaters for our premium quality Excel briquettes.
coalcage - September 7, 2020All of a sudden I had a stack of glowing coal that looked good and all I had to do was top it up. In fact what I soon realised was that I could actually put an amount in that would last me all day with no constant topping up and no over-filling of the stove base. The pyramid of coal was no more!
very different personalised canal boat gift idea! - September 4, 2020Established in 2006, Stoke Art Pottery was perhaps a bit of an accident. First of all, we are not a pottery or even "potters". But an online store, selling high quality pottery and ceramics.
revolutionary outdoor cooking - June 5, 2020Cook anything, anywhere, anytime with the revolutionary, award winning barbecue by Cobb. Probably the most versatile & greenest portable oven in the world.
Enteron is the smallest sewage water treatment plant for boats. Sewage from the vessel’s toilet is pumped into the Enteron. Bacteria is added once a month in the form of a small ‘teabag’ flushed down the toilet. The bacteria inside the tank simply eats the waste.
aquonic watermaker turns canal water into fresh water - May 31, 2020Mactra Marine introduce the Aquonic Watermaker which converts canal or river water into fresh water. The fresh water can go straight into your boat's tank.
painting tips for canal boats - May 31, 2020When choosing colours, ensure that comparisons are undertaken in daylight. It is always advisable to compare colours with a painted boat as it is difficult to appreciate the colour in large areas. Our printed colour charts have accurate colour rendition but the enamel will appear to be lighter when applied to large areas, especially when adjoining complementary colours.
yorkshire bespoke tiller pins - May 31, 2020It is very early days. I have a range of tiller pin bodies now and there will be more designs in the future. I am passionate about brass ware and love to repair figures that are broken – it gives them a second chance with a fantastic view from the tiller for their retirement. I find it very warming to know I have turned a personal object into a lovely tiller pin for someone.
canalpost & postal distancing - April 21, 2020As the market leader in the provision of virtual addresses for canal and river boaters, we are constantly being asked how this dreadful global pandemic will affect the post and, of course, our management of your mail, so we have put together this factsheet based upon your questions.
castles and roses - March 20, 2020Phil Speight writes of his motivation in producing a series of tuitional DVDs on traditional narrow boat decoration: He takes us back 40 years, when he first started to paint castles and roses...
a fresh water warning - March 17, 2020Elliott Berry, member of IIMS tells us how he once contracted Leptospirosis and warns us of the dangers of contaminated waters. He also outlines the symptoms, telling other surveyors and water users what to look out for.
overwater marina celebrates 10th anniversary - March 12, 2020Overwater, on the Shropshire Union, near the vibrant canalside village of Audlem reaches its milestone in the spring and to celebrate its first decade the owners, Janet & Angus Maughan are planning a big giveaway of gifts to moorers.
your post, sorted - January 4, 2020Thousands of narrow boats, barges, cruisers and houseboats populate our rivers and canals... without a letterbox between them! Whether you live on a 40 foot working ex-colliery barge, or have retired to your sleek new build; are constantly cruising or permanently moored, spend any time on the cut and you'll learn that life is a pain without a postal address...
battery management systems - January 1, 2020Twenty-seven years of study and development have gone into optimising alternator battery charging which, presently, permits only 60% - 70% state-of-charge using conventional voltage regulation. The result is the well-proven ADVERC Battery Management System.