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Liveaboard: Tunnel vision

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The next channel for intrepid boater David Johns is surrounded by tales of ghostly goings-on

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Explore every inch of our Boat Test boat with a 360 degree tour

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Blissful childhood holidays on the cut led to a lasting link with the waterways and Wardle Lock. By David Pinney

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If you had a chance to build a boat, then a second and then a third, how would you change things – Val and Graham did just that

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You probably won’t have heard of Ortomarine before, but the chances are you’ll be hearing more as their first private boat shows

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In the second leg of their travels, Jane and Ian Ainsworth cross the border, where they find crystal clear waters, engineering marvels and beautiful countryside - as well as what a ‘loonie’ is

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There is also an appeal for old photographs, maps, documents and artefacts relating to the Lowgates area of Staveley

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Take a 360-degree tour of the first private boat from Ortomarine

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It wasn’t just in England that canal mania took hold – a link between New York and the Great Lakes goes back to the early 19th century. In part one, Jane and Ian Ainsworth start their cruise on the Erie, get to grips with American locks and face some hideous weather

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Towpaths are getting smoother and wider, but CB columnist and award-winning current affairs TV producer, journalist and author Steve Haywood asks whether they’re for everyone or just speeding cyclists

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Nick Wall considers the future of the Basingstoke

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The 93-mile stretch of the Trent & Mersey passes through Cheshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire. It simply takes in too many sights and features – the Cheshire Plain, Anderton Boat Lift, Harecastle Tunnel, Flyover Junction, Heartbreak Hill, Shardlow to name a few – for boaters not to need plenty of places to stop for a drink along the way. Here are some of the best…

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Whether or not widebeams are your thing, this ‘planet-saver’ is one of the most technically intriguing boats CB has tested. Adam Porter investigates (pictures by Andy R Annable)

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The London Mooring Strategy aims to tackle the shortage of space for the burgeoning floating population to tie up – but first, the Canal & River Trust needed to establish who these boaters are

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“Craft rented out for liveaboard occupancy and for no other purpose than to create profit or reward, for the sole benefit of the unregulated craft owners”

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Canal Boat has something new for you in 2017 – fabulous 360-degree videos inside the boat on test

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Requirements cover smoke and CO alarms, surfaces and means of escape

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Boat Test: Wey Away

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

If 70 is the new 60, it’s just the right age to retire and live aboard – but this boat has wisely been built with ease of use in mind

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Are you put off boating by the cold weather? Don’t be – you can bag a bargain and have a special trip at a much quieter time. Rosie Ellis enjoys a winter’s tale

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The inland waterways recovery specialists River Canal Rescue has described the figures as “unprecedented”

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Elsie Alice may look fairly standard on the outside, but step inside and there’s a vibrant interior that’s colourfully different from any other we’ve seen

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Alan Green drowned as he climbed back into the cabin of his sinking boat, which had become trapped in a lock, to rescue his mother’s handbag

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