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 Palmer 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.
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.
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.