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Blog Posts: November 2013
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Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 8:33am
Christmas Narrowboat Sale   Our superb Narrowboat Christmas Sale starts on Saturday 30th November 2013. With many of our narrowboats included in the sale, it's an excellent time to buy! The narrowboat sale will run until we close for Christmas at 1pm on Christmas Eve. The price will revert back to it's original selling price when we re-open in January 2014. So if you are thinking of buying a narrowboat, don't to miss out on our fanatastic Christmas Narrowboat promotion! This year we have ....
Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 3:12pm
What are Canal LocksLocks are a mechanism buit to enable the canal to go up or downhill by altering the level of the water of the canal. There are several different types of locks, but the usual type on a canal is a pair of hinged water tight gates which close together in a V shape with the V pointing uphill. The pressure of the water helps to close the V shaped gates tighter so that less water can leak. Narrow locks often have a single gate that closes against a frame. The principle is the....
Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 3:34pm
Before you leave the marina and go on a cruise it is important that you have planned your journey. You wouldn’t go on any other type of holiday without first planning your trip and the same goes for canal cruising. Firstly you should plan your journey, know where you want to go and work out the time it is going to take to get there and back. The average cruise speed of a narrow boat is 4 m.p.h so there isn’t the option of putting your foot down should you be running late! Paper work!....