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Mon May 23, 2022
Fast approaching is the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. On the 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom. To celebrate this the members of the UK has been given a four-day bank holiday weekend 2nd June -5th June.
Mon Mar 7, 2022
Jules talks you through how she created her dream bedroom aboard narrowboat Contented and how she plucked up the courage to remove the toilet tank to create more storage.
Mon Jan 31, 2022
Take a look into the life of Jules living with her husband on their narrowboat Contented. There journey finding the right boat and taking their first steps to living on-board a narrowboat.
Tue Nov 23, 2021
Whilton Marinas Famous Crane Hercules Over the years we have expanded the marina and in 2018 we took the latest step with the acquisition of our new fantastic motorised liftin...
Wed Sep 1, 2021
Celebrating the changes at Whilton Marina through five decades!As Whilton Marina celebrates 50 years in Business this year (2021), we thought we'd look at the changes that have hap...
Tue Jul 6, 2021
Weedhatch Explained. A weedhatch is a device used to gain access to the propeller and shaft, saving you from having to get in the water whilst on the inland waterways  A n...
Fri May 14, 2021
Top Tips for getting ready for summer cruising on your canal boatAs the summer time approaches, that long narrow boat cruise will be in your thoughts. It can be a fun filled experi...
Wed Mar 24, 2021
Tips on checking your boats safetysystems ready for Spring cruisingVentillationVents can get dusty orgreasy over time and get clogged up so that they work inefficiently and reducet...
Mon Mar 8, 2021
Hatches, Vents and Cratch BoardsThere are various ways of getting extra light and ventilation in to your boat, below are just a few…. . Houdini HatchesHoudini hatches are fitt...
Tue Feb 23, 2021
Why are boats namedThere are many reasons why boats are named, but they are mainly named for identification and communication purposes. They are also often named for sentimental, t...
Tue Feb 9, 2021
Using a centre ropeA correctly deployed narrowboat centre line can make a massive difference to your cruising pleasure and safety particularly if you are a solo cruiser. Having a ce...
Mon Jan 25, 2021
There are three stern options on a narrowboat, Traditional, Semi-Traditional and Cruiser Style. Here we explain the difference between them in order to help you decide which is best for you.