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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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Maintenance
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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Feature
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

“My boat is just eight years old but it is damp and stained, what can I do?”

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Boats
Thursday, June 27, 2019

A question about replacing batteries on canal boats

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Feature
Friday, May 17, 2019

We asked the experts about the potential pitfalls of cruising with an empty calorifier

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Feature
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

How to stop mould and mildew appearing when boats are laid up

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Feature
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

If you want to make an informed decision concerning boat refrigeration we must think about some basic science. If you already know the difference between temperature and heat - please skip the next section

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Feature
Friday, September 7, 2018

We ask the experts how to keep your perfect paintjob

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Boats
Friday, September 7, 2018

To help you enjoy uninterrupted cruising, here are the top five causes of breakdowns and how to avoid them

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Feature
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In response to the rising number of boaters buying moorings, British Waterways Marinas Ltd has issued some simple but important safety tips

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Boats
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Save yourself time, money and problems later on by checking the whole hull when you hook your boat out of the water for blacking

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Maintenance
Monday, December 19, 2016

Heating a boat can be notoriously tricky, but get the plumbing right and it’s a lot simpler

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Maintenance
Friday, November 25, 2016

Winter is coming... so it’s time to do a few checks on your boat’s heating and think about ways to keep things warm

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Choice
Monday, October 24, 2016

CB columnist and award-winning current affairs TV producer, journalist and author Steve Haywood should be in favour of blacking – but is he?

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Choice
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Discovering you have a hole in the hull is bad enough, but when you find the true extent of the problem is worse than expected it can turn out to be expensive

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Feature
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top tips for buying a canal boat

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Feature
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The nights are getting darker and the weather is getting colder and it is time to get that heating on. We answer some of your burning questions about heating systems on narrowboats.

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Feature
Monday, February 23, 2015

Owning a boat offers the ultimate escapism - but also some real issues for boat owners too!

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Boats
Monday, January 26, 2015

Making galvanic corrosion and galvanic isolation simple

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Maintenance
Friday, June 13, 2014

Supplies of fuel contaminated with diesel bug are suspected of being the reason behind an unexpected rise in fuel-related call-outs to River Canal Rescue’s waterways breakdown service.

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Maintenance
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
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Gas can be troublesome, especially after the winter, so it’s worth checking out your system

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Maintenance
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
Monday, August 5, 2013

A selection of reader questions.

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Maintenance
Monday, August 5, 2013

A selection of reader questions on all things electrical.

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Maintenance
Thursday, August 1, 2013

A selection of reader questions on heating.

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