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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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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
Friday, September 7, 2018

How do you buy a narrowboat and spend five days a week renovating it while on maternity leave, without letting on to your husband? Katy-Felicity Butler-Brown tells us how it was done...

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Feature
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How a ‘mongrel’ boat was transformed over the years into a comfortable, and reliable, home from home

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Feature
Monday, March 6, 2017

If you’ve had a life-long boating history, how would a new husband with dry feet feel about an old love affair?

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Boats
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

From South African newbies to experienced liveaboards, all they had to do was downsize – and learn to steer

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Ownership
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Finding a boat in their price range seemed an impossible task and the one they found would give even a ‘doer-upper’ a bad name, but they persevered...

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Ownership
Monday, December 19, 2016

They’d spent years saving up for a boat but it was still a long way off... until an alternative idea came to mind

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Ownership
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

She’d done her research and bought a second-hand boat, now all she had to do was get it to the marina. How hard could it be?

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Ownership
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

What started off as a day-boat soon turned into an attractive short boat with a very ingenous seating area at the bow

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Feature
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top tips for buying a canal boat

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Feature
Monday, October 12, 2015

Boating had been part of Carole’s life for some years but, after she received a small legacy, she was able to buy a 30-footer of her own and go single-handed

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Feature
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Boaters who normally travel around the system but who want to stay in one place for longer than the usual permitted fortnight over the winter months can now apply to do so, as the Canal & River Trust’s Winter Moorings have gone on sale.

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News
Thursday, September 10, 2015

If you’re planning to buy a new boat there’s a lot to think about so, to help you decide what you might like, we’ve checked them out from big to small, wide to narrow – and there are some terrific new ideas

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Feature

For every positive event, is there a negative one waiting to happen? The Surridge’s thought so on their eventful journey from Skipton to Bristol...

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Feature
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

After many shorter cruises, Ken and his wife Liz rented out their home, moved aboard their boat and went exploring around the UK for six years

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Feature
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

With reported sightings of celebrities on the British waterways ever growing, here is a line-up of famous faces just as passionate about canal boating as we are…

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Feature

An unfriendly ten-person house share, or your own narrowboat in a marina that you can also use to go places – Paul knows which one he prefers...

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Monday, August 5, 2013

A selection of reader questions on all things electrical.

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Maintenance
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
Thursday, August 1, 2013

A selection of reader questions on heating.

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Maintenance
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Canals are great to get away from it all, but sometimes you do need to stay in touch with the other world. Or Facebook. Are you getting the best reception?

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Ownership
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Our guide to buying your first boat

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Ownership
Friday, July 5, 2013

Cover story

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Boats

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