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Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 12:29pm
Whilton Marina Wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.We hope that Santa comes to you all this Christmas!! 
Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 11:21am
Snowy Narrowboats At Whilton Marina   Siberian weather has arrived once again!  The marnia is looking very wintry, with an inch or more covering of snow on the narrowboats. Everywhere is very icy as the weather has been zero or below since last Thursday and there is no sign of a thaw yet.  So maybe we might have a white Christmas this year.Take great care when stepping on and off the boats as they are extremely slippery.These pictures of snow covered narro....
Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 1:25pm
I have just come back to work after my days off. I spent the time preparing my narrowboat for cruising this holiday, we like to go out over the Christmas break, the canal is stunning at this time of year even when it is cold, there is nothing nicer than having the fire going, scoffing good food and having a glass or two with friends. Of course we do not forget the wildlife, putting scraps and titbits out results in lots of visitors literally just the outside the boat windows. If it snows, as it ....
Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 3:29pm
Plan Your Cruising over the winter With British Waterways Listing of Stoppages and RestrictionsDuring the winter British Waterways close various canals, tow paths and waterways in order to carry out maintenence and repair work.  The website Waterscape.com has regularly updated listing of these stoppages.  There are also listings of temporary restrictions (when navigations remain open with restrictions in place), towpath closures and local navigation advice. Also, for manned s....
Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 12:45pm
Widebeam Boat Arriving Soon at Whilton Marina    Heather is a 55ft cruiser style widebeam boat, built by V&G in 2004.  The specifications include two permanent double beds each in it's own bedroom, Isuzu 45 engine, Mikuni central heating, diesel stove, Phoenix Victron 2500w inverter, Sani Marine pumpout toilet & shower.  Last blacked & annodes replaced in 2006 and there will be a new boat safety certificate included in the sale price of £....
Thu Dec 3, 2009 at 2:12pm
Prepare Your Narrowboat for WinterNow that the weather has turned decidedly wintery, don't get caught out by the winter frosts.  Ensure that your narrowboat has been well prepared for the onslaught of winter, by making sure that your engine & water filled heating systems have the correct ammount of antifreeze added.  Draining down your domestic hot water system, paying particular attention to instant water heaters.Til the next blog.............Sue
Wed Dec 2, 2009 at 1:38pm
Narrowboat Christmas Cracker update & more.......The first day of our 'Christmas Cracker' has gone very well, with three boat sales and over 1,000 hits on our web site!  So if you have your eye on any of our 'Christmas Crackers' don't delay or you could miss out!If you haven't come across our 'Christmas Cracker' yet, click on the cracker to find out what it's all about.We have also been offering a 'winter warmer' which is a free hot drink and mince pie at the lockgate cafe.&nb....