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Fri May 31, 2024
Boats are in a constant battle with the elements and the water all around them, and therefore regular maintenance is the key to stop the water from winning!Whatever your boat is ma...
Tue Apr 2, 2024
Top Tips for getting ready for summer cruising on your canal boatNow the summer is here, that long narrowboat cruise will be in your thoughts. It can be a fun filled experience;&nb...
Thu Feb 22, 2024
A great place to visit is Foxton Locks on the Leicester arm of the Grand Union Canal.
Tue Jan 2, 2024
A correctly deployed narrowboat centre line can make a huge difference to your cruising pleasure and safety, particularly if you are a solo cruiser. Having a centre rope allows you ...
Mon Nov 13, 2023
Knowing how to be a considerate boater and having a basic knowledge of what to do and what not to do on the canal will go a long way to making your time on the canal a happy and pleasurable one.
Tue Oct 10, 2023
What is Good Mental Health Good mental health is not only feeling happy. Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental ...
Tue Aug 29, 2023
Why are boats named?There are many reasons why boats are named, but they are mainly named for identification and communication purposes. They are also often named for sentimental, ...
Mon Jul 24, 2023
A brief overview of places to eat on the Grand Union and Oxford canals
Thu May 11, 2023
People regularly ask us about solar panels, and they often think that they can be quite independent with a just few panels on the roof. This, however, is not as true as people think.
Fri Mar 10, 2023
The world of inverters explained to help you research and choose the best option for you and your boat.
Wed Jan 18, 2023
Wondering what to cook tonight? Why not try cooking on your stove? its easier than you think! Our lovely Jules talks through her favourite meals cooked on the stove in her boat Contented.
Tue Dec 6, 2022
Did you encounter problems during the summer of 2022? Many boaters did! Lock closures, drained locks, field fires, cracked towpaths occurred during one of the hottest summers so far.