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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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Boats
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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Boats
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Don’t miss the boat on a rare opportunity to turn your passion into a successful career. Graham Wharmby enjoyed pleasure boating for 15 years before moving to France and taking the plunge to build a successful Boatshed brokerage.

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Boats
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In this feature we look at the process of surveying a boat, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to ensure the people you are dealing with are qualified, experienced, professionals. Giving you the ability to buy with confidence and ensure you get a great start to many years of happy boating.

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Feature
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In this feature we look at the process of buying a boat, how to avoid common pitfalls and how to ensure the people you are dealing with are qualified, experienced, professionals. Giving you the ability to buy with confidence and ensure you get a great start to many years of happy boating.

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Promotional feature
Friday, November 7, 2014

We’ve said it before and no doubt we’ll be saying it again

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Promotional feature
Friday, September 19, 2014

The A to Z of Marinas is our brand new, 100-page book

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Feature
Thursday, September 11, 2014

If you thought doing the Caen Hill flight was a long, hard slog,

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Promotional feature
Thursday, July 10, 2014

James Turner explains some technical aspects of fridges for boats and compares a selection from the key suppliers for power consumption and price

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Feature
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

For all you boat owners out there, our brand new book ‘Maintaining your Canal Boat’ is packed with some of the most informative advice on boat maintenance.

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Promotional feature
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Plants can bring an attractive look to your boat as well as being producing tasty food – and looking after them doesn’t have to be a hardship

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Feature
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crick was a typical boat show again this year – heavy rain, glorious sunshine and a violent hailstorm just to liven things up… but despite all that, as our video shows, the turnout of boats and boating fans was excellent.

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Out and about
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

We tested a range of bicycles that we think would be handy for canal boaters wanting to get out and about around the UK’s towpaths.

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Product

Going aground is something that’s happened to all of us boaters at some point – so Canal Boat Magazine asked Willow Wren Training for some tips on how to avoid it happening, and what to do if it does

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Tips
Thursday, April 10, 2014

There are many reasons why boat owners choose to replace their windows – often it’s to replace cheaper, inferior windows or because they leak or have reached the end of their life. Promotional feature.

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Promotional feature
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The narrowboat is the go-anywhere canal and river craft – but how far afield can you travel in something a bit wider? It’s a question we’re often asked, and there isn’t a simple answer...

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Navigation
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Never been on a canal boat before? Worried that it might be too difficult for you? There’s no need to be concerned: hundreds of first-time hirers do it every year.

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Promotional feature
Monday, March 17, 2014

If you love your boat but wish it had a bit more space and don’t want to buy another, you could consider the option the Casbolts took – they had Meander stretched by 10ft. Here’s the story of how they got on and what it cost...

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Promotional feature
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A weekend taster trip proved to a first time boater just what she’d been missing and she now plans to go on a much longer holiday afloat this year

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Promotional feature
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Canal Boat’s sister magazine is also available on the web.

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Promotional feature
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Most people planning their new boat start with a blank sheet of paper in front of them. But Sarah Jury had a completely different approach: she bought an old boat and wanted to give it a new lease of life.

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Promotional feature

Keenly priced ‘standard’ boats don’t have to be basic, and as Alyssa Rose shows you you can pack a whole lot more into a family 57-footer with a bit of compromise and some well thought out ideas and design.

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Buying
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

France is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It’s also the most visited – 
by 83 million people in 2012. For the boater, its size, variety of scenery and numerous, diverse waterways, make it the most popular destination in Europe.

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Promotional feature
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The winter boating season is looming but, before then there’s plenty of time for exploring accompanied by a Cornish Saint

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Column
Monday, November 11, 2013

Eddie and Christine Brooke are both boaters and run Northern Fabrication 
Services making boats nice and toasty with the well-known Boatman Stove

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Ownership
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Your guide to upcoming stoppages

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Promotional feature
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

With their straight courses and few locks, they might not be the most exciting of waterways – but the Fossdyke and Witham are well worth a visit for their history, the ‘big sky’ country, and for the cruise into historic Lincoln and Boston

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Navigation
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

It’s a great-looking trad, but it has a brand spanking new modern engine - and a decent price

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Feature
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Most boaters have paper maps or guides, but more and more people are using smartphones or 
tablets for boating, so time to look at how they work and at some of the newer developments

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Out and about
Thursday, August 22, 2013

With water levels all over the place on the canals and rivers in this year of weird weather, we look at some hints and tips for those thinking of taking to the rivers.

Text and pictures by Martin Ludgate

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Feature
Friday, August 16, 2013

What’s the best battery and how many do you need?

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Feature
Friday, August 16, 2013

Early LED bulbs weren’t that great, but the new generation has warmed things up and now offer decent light as well as helping you cut your electrical power consumption

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Feature
Friday, August 16, 2013

Some do it from choice; others from necessity. Either way, operating a narrowboat single-handed needn’t be too daunting if you take care – and follow some useful advice

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Feature
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Banbury Canal Day celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with the theme ‘Balloons Galore’

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Feature
Monday, August 12, 2013

As Richard Parry takes over from Robin Evans at the head of the Canal & River Trust, we talk exclusively to the new Chief Executive and how he sees his job and the charity developing in the future

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News
Monday, August 5, 2013

A selection of reader questions.

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Maintenance
Monday, August 5, 2013

Buy the latest issue of Canal Boat magazine from 7 August at buyamag.co.uk

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Promotional feature

When choosing who is going to build your new narrowboat it goes almost without saying that doing plenty of research is essential. The usual advice is to look at lots of boats and visit several builders before making up your mind.

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Promotional feature
Monday, August 5, 2013

Don’t worry if you’ve never been on a canal boat before, you don’t need a licence, the basic skills are easy to pick up and there is no test to pass.

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Ownership

We make no apology for returning to the Cotswold Canals again: these are interesting times, with a spectacular piece of canal engineering almost complete – and elsewhere, volunteers returning to keep things moving forward

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Promotional feature
Monday, August 5, 2013

The southern Grand Union forms the backbone of the canal system in the southern half of the country, was once a busy trade artery.

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Cruises
Monday, August 5, 2013

Dates for your diary

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Event
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Words by Nick Wall. Images by Nick Wall and David Jowett.

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