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.
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.
canal radio uk - December 1, 2020Introducing Canal Radio UK. A new radio station targeting all people with an interest in UK canals and rivers and also businesses based on or near our canal networks.
winterise your boat - December 1, 2020With winters getting colder and sub-zero temperatures becoming more common, River Canal Rescue has put together some tips on how to winterise your narrowboat and so avoid costly repair bills.
babies to boats - December 1, 2020Melanie Franklin-Pryce, Tiller Girl, explains how she made the change from being a NHS Midwife to becoming the owner of a narrowboat hire business. Babies to boats!
lockdown - here we go again! - November 18, 2020Robert Parton of Aqueduct Marina describes how the marina is coping under the new lockdown measures. Better prepared second time round, and life goes on!
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.