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The barge ( Brasso )

Posted by Brian Holt in Brian Holt's Blog, 25 May 2015 · 14 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 · 134 views
The pig

Pepper mint pig Interior work Progress so far

Grey water

Posted by Judgejim64 in Judgejim64's Blog, 17 February 2015 · 159 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 · 190 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 · 290 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 · 244 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...

Almost 2 years on.

Posted by Bobbybass in Bobbybass' Blog on diabetes type 2, 17 October 2014 · 371 views

Still good..nearly 2 years after I did the Newcastle diet. I haven't put on much weight since I did the diet. Have been 'reviewed' with full tests at my local surgery..and I'm still classed as 'normal'. I don't take any drugs any more..but..because I was diabetic for some years..I do occasionally get 'hypos' that are self induced with no medication ?. The...

mooring on winding hole

Posted by granddad in winding hole - aynho, 01 October 2014 · 373 views

why moor on the winding hole?

Help please

Posted by Roman Roads in Roman Roads' Blog, 25 September 2014 · 284 views

Help please Can any one help at Devizes flight Monday and swing bridge just before coming from the vale pewsey, partner new to go to hospital check up and in a total hurry toget boat to bath, she broke her back and crushed her arms last year any help on route would be go, at aldermaston now and does anyone boat any stoppages on route, night watch grave us this site a...

Volunteer narrow boat drivers

Posted by Brick in Brick's Blog, 08 September 2014 · 413 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 · 256 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 · 321 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 · 804 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 · 341 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 · 489 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 · 393 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 · 262 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 · 470 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 · 291 views


Boat Haulage from Nantwich to Grangemouth

Posted by Neti in Boat Haulage from Nantwich to Grangemouth, 02 June 2014 · 275 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.

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