Water Gypsies

When you hear the above term, do you think of a life full of excitement and adventure or does it leave a slightly sour feeling? We’ll be honest, the term can be seen in either light, and it depends very much on who is saying it and how it is said. In this article, we … Read more

Canal Boat on a Budget. Is it possible?

It’s a common joke that the word ‘boat’ is an acronym for “break out another thousand”. Fortunately getting on a canal boat on a budget is quite easy to achieve. Regardless of your finances, provided you have a little spare, you’ll be able to have a great time. In this article, we are going to … Read more

Ex Hire Narrowboats for Sale. What You Can Expect To Pay.

Ever heard what ‘boat’ actually stands for? Break-out-another-thousand! There is a common misconception that a boat can be a floating black hole that you throw money into. However, if you are in the market to buy you might save yourself thousands by looking at ex hire narrowboats for sale. Read on, you might be surprised … Read more

Drunk In Charge Of A Canal Boat

Ok, we all know that we are not allowed to be in charge of a car when intoxicated or even with a relatively small amount of alcohol in our system, but are the rules the same for operating a canal boat on our inland waterways when we have had a drink or two? You would … Read more

Narrowboat Pram Cover: Are They Right For you?

What could be better than cruising along, safely ensconced in a canvas cover keeping you snug and dry from the elements? Well, depending on your point of view, not having a narrowboat pram cover at all! Pram covers for boats are like the marmite of the boating world. Either you love them or hate them. … Read more

Narrowboat Ballast (We Explain What One Is)

Ever had that annoying feeling where something doesn’t feel quite right? Well in some instances you may very well be right. A boat which is not sitting level can be really irritating. We as boat owners can become obsessed with ‘listing’. Fortunately, there is a solution. Narrowboat ballast. In this article we are going to … Read more

How Heavy is a Canal Boat?

How much does she weigh? That’s not a question that you will often hear in polite society. However, when discussing boats, it can lead to some interesting answers, depending entirely on who is asking. In this article we are going to see if we can provide an answer to the question of how heavy is … Read more

Life Expectancy of a Canal Boat

We can all agree that the better you look after something, the longer it should last. Canal boats are no exception. When considering the life expectancy of a canal boat there are some common sense measures you can take to make sure it lasts, and also one or two factors which you might not be … Read more

Do Canal Boats Hold Their Value?

There’ a lot to consider when buying a canal boat. What microwave and stove to put in your narrowboat are a few of the considerations that most boat owners are thinking about straight away. However, whether a narrowboat holds its value should also be on every boat owners mind. We all know that the value … Read more