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Buying a New Narrow Boat

Posted by Aquaman in Aquaman's Blog, 11 February 2016 · 28 views

I've been looking to buy a new narrow boat and have spent a lot of time reading up and looking at boats and builders, They all differ greatly and i suppose you have to go with your gut instinct in the end with a builder you consider the quality, design and price meet your requirements
However what puzzles me is if its a custom built boat, how ca...

long shot

Posted by haza in haza's Blog, 09 February 2016 · 38 views

hi folks .is there anyone out who think they could help ..last summer we were boating at great haywood  .we met up with a very nice middle aged couple who had a mooring in the great haywood area but were looking for somwhere else .they come from the dudley area in the west midlands.they gave me there phone number ..but i mislaid it . sorry to have be...

I'm looking for a mooring

Posted by Rich1983 in Rich1983's Blog, 09 November 2015 · 209 views
Bishop storford

Hi hope people can help I'm looking for a mooring in bishop storford heartfordshrie or near by if any can help many thanks rich :)

Reliable Boat Builders

Posted by Jaymee in Jaymee's Blog, 30 September 2015 · 286 views
boat builsers

Hi All,
I am looking to get a new wide beam built for live aboard purposes.  I have had a hull built for me before, and I did my own fit out, this time I am looking to get the hull and fit out done.  It has been a while since I was on the boating circuit and was looking to see if anyone could recommend good boat builders, and those that s...

New leisure batteries

Posted by grahamsdriving in grahamsdriving's Blog, 23 September 2015 · 319 views

I have to buy new liesure batteries for my boat at the moment they are 6 volt 220 amp and there are four of them. I can buy 12 volt 120 amp batteries cheaper than the 6 volt will they do the same job.
Any help appreciated.

Curse Of The Pram Covers

Posted by FORTUNATA in Magneto, 18 September 2015 · 341 views

Curse Of The Pram Covers Have you ever noticed how people who own old boats suffer due to boat covers? Not that boat covers don't serve a purpose or that they're not well crafted or even attractive. I'm sure some companies make really great pram covers and I know many people who love the idea of having one (you can shelter from the rain while driving your boat, after all). ...

Bridgewater moorings

Posted by debbie robbo in debbie robbo's Blog, 17 September 2015 · 327 views

I am looking at buying a narrow boat with a view to livaboard  and would love to stay on the Bridgewater as I still work and grandchildren here, although the Bridgewater is proving to be a nightmare.  I really didn't want to go down the route of a residential as I don't see the point as it is no cheaper than living on dry land and to get your mo...

boswell family

Posted by boswellbaby in boswellbaby's Blog, 16 September 2015 · 241 views

hi all 
i am try to find out asd much information on the boswell family and the boat they may have had 
if any one has any picture of my family i would love to see them and hear all the information 
thank you all 
leslie boswqell is my father 

Information about living aboard

Posted by Benny the Ball in Benny the Ball's Blog, 30 August 2015 · 317 views

Hi to all out there.
I am looking at buying a narrowboat in the future and before I go down the route of viewing vessels and being told by sellers whilst viewing, what they think I want to hear, I would like some neutral, non biased opinions and information about living aboard.
I have a budget and it isn't a kings ransom and I am happy to li...


Posted by Little Bo Diddley in Little Bo Diddley's Blog, 19 August 2015 · 849 views
statics, marinas and 2 more...

Residents of waterside homes at a Cambridgeshire marina, many of them pensioners, are determined to fight demands that they pay an unlawful £430 annual river tax imposed by the Environment Agency or face heavy fines and a criminal record.
The caravan/lodge homes are on perm...

Boat repairs and moorings

Posted by StainlessDave in StainlessDave's Blog, 28 July 2015 · 411 views

Slipway services, was started at Uplands Basin Marina. By myself. I have since left the marina, and I now work out of Kings Lock boat yard, middlewich. Our quality and reliability is second to none. Uplands Basin Marina, has retained my business name, but the chap who now runs the slipway, has no qualifications in the boat repair business. And has no righ...

Dallow Lock on The Trent & Mersey

Posted by eaglesdad in eaglesdad's Blog, 19 July 2015 · 527 views

Dallow Lock on The Trent & Mersey Dallow Lock at Burton on Trent is out of action due to the Anchor strap casting that holds the gate collar has been sheared off.
C&RTs maintenance crew have got there work cut out with this one. Good luck to them. 
Tonight there were Ten boats below the lock waiting to go up.

Rochdale or Huddersfield

Posted by nangacoops2828 in nangacoops2828's Blog, 19 July 2015 · 328 views

Hi all, any advice please, we would like to take the Rochdale Canal end of this week/beginning of the next.  My wife is a bit worried it will be hard for her if we can't get another boat to go with. We will be travelling from Leeds to Manchester.  What are the mechanics on the gates like? Hope someone can help, John

Eumenia washing machine

Posted by kynance3 in kynance3's Blog, 04 July 2015 · 334 views

I have a Eumenia 350-01 Baby nova, that has stopped working still with water in it.  Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the service manual please.
Many thanks

The barge ( Brasso )

Posted by Brian Holt in Brian Holt's Blog, 25 May 2015 · 434 views

Can any help lve been looking for my father's old barge it is a Humber keel my father bought it from James Rekkit of Hull in 1957 and was sold on in the 1970s, the last I heared it was at Rochester bridge but that was in the 1980s,any help to find it would be grateful, thank you.

Pepper mint pig Interior work

Posted by Crow in Crow's Blog, 16 March 2015 · 594 views
The pig

Pepper mint pig Interior work Progress so far

Grey water

Posted by Judgejim64 in Judgejim64's Blog, 17 February 2015 · 483 views

Am I missing something? I have been thinking for a month or two, why not recycle the water from the bath or shower to flush the loo ( macerator type ). I'm not thinking of keeping the lot just 5 or 10 gallons enough to eek out the fresh water. I'm not thinking of saving the water fron the galley or bathroom sink that would be too complicated filtering it....

Mid Winter

Posted by Roger Murray in Roger Murray's Blog, 07 February 2015 · 555 views

As needs must, had to move the boat from Orchard Marina near Northwich to Bollington last week. A distance of no more than about fifteen miles as a crow flies......but by canal, a three day voyage, not forgetting the grind up Heartbreak Hill and the Bosley fight on the Macclesfield. We couldn't have picked a worse time weather wise, setting off on Tuesda...

boat building company problems

Posted by alex19 in alex19's Blog, 01 January 2015 · 730 views

hi joe this entry was not as clear as i would have liked partly due to sticky keys on the key board . the boat fitter bailed on me due to the shell builder . the boat builder/shell  is john white boats a bit of a head arch at the moment but i am hopping he will come good.  i will try to post some pictures does any one have a good fitter with pre...

So much for a smart charger

Posted by Mark & Michelle in Adventures of the Green Knight, 12 November 2014 · 547 views

So smart it packed up after 6 weeks. All part of the cost of boating I expect. Stove all sorted and managed to get a few embers still hot by 7 the next morning so a little improvement will sort out the winter problems. New sofa all in now no thanks to delivery guys dumping it next to the boat and telling me they have to get off to Newcastle as they are la...

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