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Posted by Little Bo Diddley in Little Bo Diddley's Blog, 19 August 2015 · 41 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 · 120 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 · 259 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 · 122 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 · 123 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

Harborough Marine Kingfisher Hull

Posted by grahamsdriving in grahamsdriving's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 148 views

Hello does anyone have information on Harborough Marine Kingfisher Hull. I am trying to find out if there is a horizontal weld seem behind the lower rubbing strake. Any info much appreciated.
Regards Graham

The barge ( Brasso )

Posted by Brian Holt in Brian Holt's Blog, 25 May 2015 · 206 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 · 335 views
The pig

Pepper mint pig Interior work Progress so far

Grey water

Posted by Judgejim64 in Judgejim64's Blog, 17 February 2015 · 304 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 · 332 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 · 499 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 · 378 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 · 517 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 · 523 views

why moor on the winding hole?

Help please

Posted by Roman Roads in Roman Roads' Blog, 25 September 2014 · 398 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 · 549 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 · 361 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 · 432 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 · 1,037 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 · 464 views

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


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