Boat Tests

Friday, January 29, 2021

Relative newcomers to the scene - Oakums Narrowboats - are making waves with precision-machining, daring colours & an eye for detail...

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Relative newcomers to the scene - Oakums Narrowboats - are making waves with precision-machining, daring colours & an eye for detail...

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Julie and Tone Ferne fulfilled their dream of travelling to Liverpool by canal boat, helped by a dose of determination & a random OAP on the towpath

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

With a new life afloat, Mel and Phil Wood aimed for clever propulsion, a high-spec fitout and looks to turn heads

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

MyBoat powered by GJW Direct has transformed the way of boat management, gaining over 10,000 members since its launch in 2018. It has allowed users to stop searching drawers endlessly for important papers and provided a space to keep track of all things boating

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

MyBoat, powered by GJW Direct is the powerful, easy-to-use digital organiser for your vessels. It’s a place to store all your boat’s documentation together electronically – no searching through endless paper files or wasting valuable hours that could be used out on the water

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Ownership

Monday, January 18, 2021

Novice canal boater Mark Strange expected to get his feet wet, but not in the engine room!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Trouble-shooting hints from John Reeves (including trunks...)

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Maintenance

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Our narrow boat has a wooden structure; can I still fit a stove in a wooden structure and is there a roof collar available for a 5” flue?

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Our resident expert advises a liveaboard on the merits of gas versus diesel central heating systems for canal boats

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

The owners of Baleine, Susan Brown and Toby Whale, found that an extra 4ft has radically improved their boat

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