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Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 3:27pm

Get the best out of Your Narrowboat during the Winter Time

Do not cruise the canals on your narrow boat during very icy weather if the canal is frozen over with thick ice.  This is because the ice will damage the blacking on your canal boat hull.

Do not forget to drain down your instant water heaters and check the antifreeze level in your narrowboats heating systemsand engine.  If you don't want to drain down your water systems during winter, you could put some thermostatic frost prevention heaters on in your boat to prevent the water in the systems from freezing (suject to your marina providers permission)

It is also very important to have ventialltion in lockers and storage cupboards on your narrowboat to prevent mould from taking hold onto anything stored there.

As this is the time of year when you will be using your solid fuel stove, you should make sure that the ventillation on your narrowboat is clear of any spiders webs, dust and debris, as this can dramatically reduce the amount of ventillation available and cause a build up of carbon monoxide.  So clean all vents to prevent the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

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