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.
can you live on the cut and still own a car? - February 21, 2020The DVLA have recently 'reinterpreted' their long-standing criteria that define the nature of an address to which a driving licence or V5C may be registered and are now insisting that this must be the actual, residential, address of the driver or keeper!
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.
what is a galvanic isolator? - December 4, 2019When you connect your boat to a marina electrical supply you also connect your boat to all the other boats in the marina via the earth connection in your shore power mains lead. This creates a pathway for small electrical currents to flow from one boat to another. Unfortunately this pathway leads to increased corrosion of the underwater metals...
coping with rising and falling water levels - December 3, 2019River Canal Rescue (RCR) reminds boaters how to cope with suddenly rising and falling water levels. At the end of October, RCR was called to assist six stranded or precariously positioned boats at risk of capsize across the country; one of which was passed onto the emergency services to recover, due to the boat being inaccessible and the owner at risk if he remained on board.