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Posted by Fazandgil in Fazandgil's Blog, 08 April 2014 · 25 views


Is there anyone,going down wigan flight at Easter, Having done this flight several times, and would appreciate some company in the locks


Posted by suepeters in suepeters' Blog, 08 April 2014 · 31 views

Hi I am looking for any information relating to Thomas and Roland Wood who worked on the canal. They lived in straight road short heath willenhall .
I have seen a blog on here in feb this year off Roland wood junior , his members name is woody21 he is 65 and lives in perton . Does anyone know how I can contact him ?
Or if anyone has information about the...

Wanted for next Winter

Posted by Cenevieres in Cenevieres' Blog, 21 March 2014 · 80 views

Hi, I have worked in boats most of my life running Godalming Narrow Boats in 70's & 80's and Turk Launches in the 90's.  Now retired I spend my summers cruising the inland waterways of Europe and winters in UK (Newbury). I would like to spend next  winter   (Oct 14 to March 15)  cruising UK waterways especially Thames and K...

Roll on Saturday

Posted by Miemie in Miemie's Blog, 16 March 2014 · 68 views

Eeeekkkkk we have booked and paid for our first "barge" holiday starting next Saturday and I can't wait. I am like a child waiting to open her presents on Christmas Day and what a present. We have been on about boats for years and wanting to live on one was our dream but having kids we never took the plunge until now kids is grown up and moved out and it'...

Scrapage rights

Posted by r-harris in r-harris' Blog, 16 March 2014 · 135 views

A boat has been unattended for at least 2 years and has drifted off its moorings several times, being re-moored by passers by and in general being a nuisance. It also was taking on water. A few weeks ago after strong winds it drifted within a stones throw of my back garden which backs onto the canal (with mooring rights). With the aid of a canal trust mem...

renting my narrow boat

Posted by julie101m in julie101m's Blog, 24 February 2014 · 128 views

Looking into renting my narrow boat as a liver-board. Does any one know what I will have to do to legally do this. Insurance and H&S etc.
I don't have a clue where to start and from what I can see there is few boats rented. Is there a reason for this I ask myself. Maybe I should just sell.
47ft tug style narrow boat. comes with mooring in Northampto...

Help Me Please

Posted by newboata in newboata's Blog, 17 February 2014 · 136 views
help, used boat, buying

im on the verge of buying a used boat that would be getting delivered from Yorkshire. the woman said its older than 1972 and it do's not have a hull number or a name so i'm wondering how to go about buying it, also can anyone guide me on checking the engine serial number as well i have it here if any one can help get posting please. there was one peace of...

Warning to all boaters

Posted by Total Eclipse in Total Eclipse's Blog, 14 February 2014 · 161 views

Hi lovely people history give you the heads up and to tell you to be on your guard when moored at ladbrooke grove as I had an attempted intruder and disturbed him when I was woken up. However my Mate Sam had his boat broken into and all boaters were hit that same night. The police cought him but guess what he got bail and is known to hit the same areas ov...


Posted by Gorey in Gorey's Blog, 12 February 2014 · 156 views

I'm going to bye a narrowboat but I want to know
If I'm in angle how far would I have to move on the 14 day
Any help plz as I'm totally new to narrow boating
O and hi to all
Regards Gorey


Posted by diesel-oil in diesel-oil's Blog, 01 February 2014 · 94 views

have a Daf 575 engine  from a lorry and only 10k miles from new .I know these are used in barges.If anyone interested let me know

information please on perkins d135

Posted by sweatpea in sweatpea's Blog, 26 January 2014 · 99 views

Hi I have been boating for nearly four years and have a 38ft narrowboat with a BMC 1500.
I am looking to put a lighter engine in as I have added extra leisure batteries and I am considering putting a wheel house on.
Does anyone have any information on the perkins d135 3 cylinder watercooled engine. I have the option to buy one that was from...

In need of manuals, service,parts and instruction for the SL3

Posted by bobabout in bobabout's Blog, 21 January 2014 · 110 views

Help, I am pretty sure the engine is a Lister SL3 I have tried to find some confirmation of that on the engine but to no avail.
If some one out there has a photo of thiers or a picture from the manual that would helP

Childrens Grants

My name is Tobias Dingwall the Community Engagement Officer for Sailors Children Society. My role within The Sailors’ Children’s Society is to raise awareness across WEST MIDLANDS of the financial support available to parents who have worked on the Canal or at Sea.
Financial support includes:
Child Welfare Grants – p...

Exchange Spanish house for narrowboat

Posted by Retrolady in Retrolady's Blog, 04 January 2014 · 203 views

Hi, We have a small house in Southern Catalonia, Spain which we are interesting in swopping (permanently) for a narrowboat. We live in 'real Spain' about 15 minutes outside the lovely town of Tortosa. The house has a living room with mezzanine, bedroom, shower room and kitchen/dinner. Our electricity is by solar and generator and our water is in a 15,000...

Radiator Problem

Posted by BlueBelle1 in BlueBelle1's Blog, 03 January 2014 · 218 views

Radiator Problem Radiator Problem

Cratch Board

Posted by Chalky White in Chalky White's Blog, 25 November 2013 · 158 views

Hi fellow boaters, we have just had a cratch board fitted and what a cracker it is all i can say is 1st class job Jon, many thanks

Thefts at sawley marina

Posted by Tina1 in Tina1's Blog, 09 November 2013 · 460 views

Hi. Has anyone else had their boat broken into and things stolen whilst on sawley marina brokerage. We've had a perfectly sound boat broken whilst left unlocked by staff who did not check it was securely locked. We lost the cooker and a couple if smaller items. Because sawley wouldn't pay for a new cooker we had to get second hand one. Now they've failed...

Exchange use of your barge for our luxury Vancouver penthouse

Posted by lfairfield in lfairfield's Blog, 25 October 2013 · 207 views

We seek to enjoy narrowboating again. We want to arrange it through an "exchange"  of time in our
luxury Vacouver penthouse for time on a barge.Exchanges need not be  symaltaneous as we have a second home. We have made 14 successful exchanges, including one for a boat on the Shannon.
Any narrowboat owners in discussing an exchange sho...

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