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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 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....
Tue Apr 28, 2020
Basic tips for maintaining your narrowboatOwning a canal boat can be a great experience, but you'll need to know at least the basics for maintaining your boat. If you look after yo....
Fri Mar 6, 2020
Whether your boat has been hibernating over the winter, or whether you've been using it regularly over the winter, Spring is the perfect time to give your canal boat a good clean t....
Sat Jan 4, 2020
Considering The Options When It's Time to Replace your Engine CoversThere is a tendency over time for exposed wooden engine boards to deteriorate by getting damp and rotting. Which....
Mon Nov 18, 2019
Regular bilge inspections are crucial if you want to avoid flooding and potentially sinking your narrowboat. Good maintenance and preventing build up of water in the bilge will ext....
Mon Oct 14, 2019
Is Your Canal Boat Ready for the Winter?The temperatures are starting to drop and summer cruising is well and truly over. For those of you with boats on Britain’s canals and ....
Mon Jun 24, 2019
Top Tips for Fitting Out A Sailaway NarrowboatYou will need a number of different skills to fit out a narrow boat shell. The key ones are carpentry, plumbing, gas fitting, electric....
Tue Jan 15, 2019
Fabulous New Facilities now available at Whilton Marina!Weare very excited to announce that Whilton Marinas new workshop and boat liftingfacilities are now complete. We now have a ....
Mon Sep 10, 2018
Repairs to a narrowboat engine can be expensive. In this article we will give advice on how to maintain your engine to help prevent breakdown later on.Keep it CleanA clean engine w....
Tue May 29, 2018
Checking The Stern Gear on a Narrowboat will need to be done when the boat is out of the water for a blacking of a hull survey as you will need to get underneath the boat to locate....
Mon Apr 23, 2018
The gas locker on a used narrowboat and it's installations will be inspected as part of the Boat Safety Scheme examination, however as there are four years time between each inspec....
Mon Feb 5, 2018
Our Top Tips for Getting Your Used Narrowboat to Pass the Boat Safety SchemeThe Boat Safety Scheme is a public safety initiative owned by Canal and River Trust and the Environment ....
Mon Jul 17, 2017
Changing the oil on your narrow boat is only a problem if you don't know how to do it. You have a few options available; 1. You can ask another boater (can be difficult especi....
Tue Mar 21, 2017
Advice On De Fouling The Propellor On A NarrowboatThere is often a lot of debris in the canals, particularly at this time of the year after winter winds have blown twigs, leaves an....
Mon Nov 21, 2016
Boo Hoo It’s That Time of Year Again!Yesunfortunately it's that time of year when some boaters are thinking aboutclosing their boats up for the winter season. Many people onl....
Wed Feb 24, 2016
PRODUCT RECALL - LPG Gas Regulator Novacomet Branded BP1803We have had notification of a Recall of LPG Gas Regulator Novacomet Branded BP1803 for more information on this product r....
Tue Jan 26, 2016
At Whilton Marina wefrequently get asked questions about steel narrowboat hulls. So in this articlewe will share these popular questions and give you the answers.How Do I Know What....
Wed May 6, 2015
Narrow Boat BatteriesMany of ourpotential customers ask us about how the batteries work on a narrow boat. So inthis article we will explain the two different types of batteries you....