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Volunteer narrow boat drivers

Posted by Brick in Brick's Blog, 08 September 2014 · 33 views

Does anyone know how to contact the couple who have advertised to volunteer to drive narrow boats from A to B for the sheer enjoyment of it. 

Ripon Canal

Posted by umpire111 in umpire111's Blog, 25 August 2014 · 33 views

anyone any idea if there is a length limit on narrowboats to get to to this canal and the marina in Ripon?

Missing dog - Stenson, Trent & Mersey

Posted by debbieg in debbieg's Blog, 24 August 2014 · 40 views

At 11am yesterday our three year old brindle Staffordshire bull terrier disappeared from just below Stenson Lock. We saw her jump off the narrow boat but no further sighting since then. Her name is 'Jessie' and we would really appreciate any news (good or bad) that anybody may have. Please contact me on here. Many thanks.

Mooring madness

Posted by Rare in Rare's Blog, 08 August 2014 · 176 views
Mooring, residential, law, legal and 1 more...

Hello everyone

I'm new to this, so forgive me if I'm in the wrong place!
I need advice.
My family own a field by the river, and we've had people mooring up there for ever (well, all of my life and I'm 40, and dad can't remember a time they wasn't boats either)
So, we don't charge much and we leave people to get on with whatever they want to get on with,...

Cratch cover

Posted by Jon57 in Jon57's Blog, 15 July 2014 · 97 views

Can anyone tell me if Coverit canopies is still in business . Need to repair catch cover!


morso squirrel back boiler advice

Posted by suep in suep's Blog, 30 June 2014 · 156 views

Hi, we have a morso squirrel and want to fit a back boiler. Has anyone who's fitted one got any advice? I've been given a boiler from a different stov?, which i am convinced will fit, the person fitting it is not comfortable to take the risk. I'm resigned to buying a genuine morso boiler, but would be grateful for any advice or tips.

Back on the water

Posted by Alan&sue in Alan&sue's Blog, 25 June 2014 · 159 views
The journey begins

Back on the water Saturday 24th may 2014

We that's me sue & my other half Alan, had been looking for ages well months for a new boat, &after spreading a weekend in Windermere looking a sports cruiser yet again decided to drive over to garstang to have a look at a boat we had seen advertised.

Today we seen the boat we wanted to buy a lovely little 30ft blue sligh...

Corporate IT Recycling: Why and How to Do it

Posted by tier1 in tier1's Blog, 24 June 2014 · 101 views

The world is not going to reach the age of cyborgs anytime soon but a very crucial part of it has already made its way in the lives of millions of people – computers. The impact of IT has been astounding with almost every place of work having no less than tens to hundreds of computers and related IT materials.
With the growing n...

Sunken Day Hire Boat?????

Posted by Tracey Barlow in Tracey Barlow's Blog, 20 June 2014 · 200 views

Sunken Day Hire Boat????? Following my post on the 12th June re a Stolen Day Hire Boat, I am now led to believe she was sunk in a lock on Friday 13th June.
As this is a Civil dispute & due to the data protection act, I am unable to ascertain if this information is correct or an insurance scam.
Should anyone have any information, please contact Tracey on 07969186060.


Posted by Claire Martin in Claire Martin's Blog, 16 June 2014 · 142 views


Boat Haulage from Nantwich to Grangemouth

Posted by Neti in Boat Haulage from Nantwich to Grangemouth, 02 June 2014 · 126 views


I am trying to arrange the haulage of a 50 foot narrowboat from Nantwich to Grangemouth. Does anyone have any experience of transfering there boats who can offer any information ? Recommendations of hauliers ? Thank you.

needles on tow path

Posted by Bohemian man in Bohemian man's Blog, 24 May 2014 · 172 views

needles on tow path This is becoming a problem on the tow path in Rotherham needles being left under bridge number 33 Greasborough RD, I have contacted the CRT who have said it will be a priority for them to deal with unfortunately they haven't, the reason for the needles being here is that a needle exchange service is provided at the Greasborough RD walkin centre next to th...

Weaver Moorings

Posted by Justin1974 in Justin1974's Blog, 22 May 2014 · 139 views

Hi All
Im looking for some moorings on the river weaver long term I have only been able to find two on the internet not really what im after.
Does anyone know of any i could try i have no big expectations of type something cheap and cheerful and by no means needs any facilities thanks all in advance

Horse Boating

Posted by Birdswood in Birdswood's Blog, 05 May 2014 · 208 views

Horse Boating Today we were horse boating in the traditional way. The historic  narrowboat Birdswood and her passengers  were pulled along the Cromford canal by the beautiful shire horse Chelsea.  We managed two round trips from the Gothic Warehouse to Leawood Pump Station. Pictured here is Chelsea whilst winding the boat which you can just see in t...

38.5 ft Narrowboat Move

Posted by Peter Selby in Peter Selby's Blog, 29 April 2014 · 215 views
Anchor Question

My wife & I are purchasing a 38.5ft narrowboat which I intend to move ourself from Tattenhall marina near Chester to the Fens, at the moment the narrowboat has only been on the canal system so has no anchor as i will be coming down the river Nene could anyone advise what type and size of anchor I will need to purchase.

Wigan locks

Posted by Fazandgil in Fazandgil's Blog, 08 April 2014 · 179 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 · 283 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 · 281 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 · 264 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 · 506 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...

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