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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
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Holiday boating is back on Britain’s canals and rivers - and it looks set for a belated summer boom

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Out and about
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Here’s our roundup of some of the most interesting and attractive cruising routes around Britain to help you decide

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Out and about
Thursday, May 21, 2020

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

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Boats
Thursday, May 21, 2020

Volunteers and local boaters have planted bulbs, trees and shrubs in support of Oxford City Council’s drive to improve the waterways and boost biodiversity, support wildlife and fight climate change

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

The Calder & Hebble Navigation is likely to remain shut for a year as a result of damage caused by the winter floods

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Two reports have been published about last year’s structural failure at Toddbrook Reservoir

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Canals
Friday, March 27, 2020

Crick Boat Show postponed, many events cancelled. Museums, trip boats, theatre, working parties all curtailed

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Out and about
Monday, March 16, 2020

Crick Boat Show has become the latest inland waterways event to be put on hold as a result of the Coronovirus threat

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Out and about

Having led the construction and UK delivery of four hybrid tankers from the Far East, former Royal Fleet Auxiliary crewman shows how experience can be invaluable

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Boat tests
Thursday, February 27, 2020

When Shaun Wall decided to tackle a river challenge in a Springer, there was always time to plant his spriner in the mud and put the kettle on for a brew...

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Boats
Friday, January 10, 2020

Do Scotland’s canals represent good value for the public money that is put into them?

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Canals
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Turn off the popular River Thames at Weybridge for a peaceful journey on the River Wey through quiet Surrey countryside to reach the southernmost point on the waterway network

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Guides
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

We’ve picked some of the best second-hand narrowboats for sale this month

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Boats
Friday, May 31, 2019

Why is a highways body supporting a canal restoration to the tune of £4m? We follow the story of the M5 motorway and the ‘Missing Mile’...

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News
Friday, May 17, 2019

How the canals are preparing for the UK’s new high speed railway

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News
Friday, May 17, 2019

In the second part of our guide to this great east-west route, we follow the more dramatic western length as it plunges down Devizes locks, crosses impressive aqueducts, descends into historic Bath city, and follows the Avon to Bristol Harbour

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Guides
Friday, March 8, 2019

We’ve found some amazing vintage archive footage that capture some moments in canal boating history

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Feature
Friday, January 4, 2019

The Great Ouse systsem combines an attractive upper river navigation; a typical straight, wide Fenland waterway; and a whole series of tributaries, all with their own character

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Guides
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

After the nation offered its solemn gratitude to the fallen of World War One, Tim Coghlan was determined to tell the story of the forgotten boatmen

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History
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
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
Friday, August 24, 2018

One of our earliest industrial canals, the Bridgewater was ahead of its time, and its sturdy construction still impresses in its modern role as a vital link in the north west’s leisure network

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Guides
Friday, August 24, 2018

As the canal system continues to suffer the after-effects of the hot dry early summer, we ask the Canal & River Trust what the prognosis is for routes affected by water shortage, and for the longer term future

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News
Friday, July 27, 2018

Many waterways take decades to restore, but here’s one which could be completed much more quickly. We look at a new scheme to revive north Kent’s Dartford & Crayford Navigation

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Feature
Friday, July 27, 2018

We follow 37 miles of the River Avon as it flows down from Warwickshire into Worcestershire, passing Mediaeval abbeys and bridges, glorious countryside, and historic Stratford-upon-Avon

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Cruises

Sheerline Josher powered by bombproof classic Gardner power plant combines traditional touches with modern technology

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Feature
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

From Little Venice we follow London’s canal past the crowds at Camden Lock and through the less well-known lengths further east to reach Limehouse, the Olympic Park, and London’s newest waterway ring

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Guides
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A bespoke boat means you can really tailor your design to fit your dreams. And if that means an extended cabin and a gigantic bed, JD Narrowboats are happy to oblige

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Boat tests
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Whether you are a boating novice looking to create a good impression or an experienced cruiser trying to help and advise, these guidelines from Steve Vaughan of Willow Wren Training are sure to set the right tone

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Canals
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Relocating to the other end of the country and becoming a liveaboard is a big change – but this bespoke 60ft semi-trad is designed to ease the transition

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Boat tests
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This boat marks a milestone for Aintree boats. Not only that, the 52ft semi-trad showcases all their craft at a remarkable price

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Boat tests
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Steve Haywood is an award-winning current affairs TV producer, journalist and author who has been a boat owner for nearly 40 years

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Column
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Thames, the Lee, the Grand Union and the Regent weren’t the capital’s only waterways. A team from the London Canal Museum has been tracking down the rest of the city’s canals...

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History
Monday, January 22, 2018

After the tortuous windings of the southern Oxford, the northern part comes as a contrast - a result of an 1830s shortening exercise whose traces are still visible to today’s leisure boaters

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Guides
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

What makes a boat truly stand out from the crowd? Sometimes you just need a little finesse

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Boat tests
Thursday, November 2, 2017

See your photography in print and in the 2018 Canal Boat calendar! Here’s how...

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News
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

If we said the batteries on this Braidbar cost £15k (and that’s just for three) you’d probably think it’s a misprint, but it isn’t and there’s a good reason why so much has been spent on them

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Boat tests
Thursday, October 12, 2017

With the Cheshire Plain on one side and the Peak District hills on the other, the Macclesfield provides glorious views, splendid old mills, and a rhyme about a bear...

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Guides
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

After ten years editing Canal Boat magazine, Nick Wall is moving on, and we wish him all the very best

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Feature

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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Boats
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

Many of us like to go cruising with our partner, but sometimes in life that’s not always the way things turn out to be

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Boat tests
Monday, February 13, 2017

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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Cruises
Friday, February 10, 2017

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

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Boat tests
Thursday, February 9, 2017

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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Cruises
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Trust will be beginning the recruitment process for his replacement immediately

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News
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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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Column
Monday, February 6, 2017

Nick Wall considers the future of the Basingstoke

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News
Monday, January 30, 2017

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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Canals

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