Living On a Canal Boat In Winter (Tips To Stay Warm)

If I were to say to you “Living on a canal boat in winter” … What are your thoughts? Do you envisage a feeling of utter wellness with bright blue skies, frost patterns and crisp clear air? Or, do you see yourself wrapped like a mummy, stamping your feet and waving your arms as you … Read more

Difference Between Type 21 and 22 Radiators

Do you like keeping warm? We do! Back in the day all you would have aboard a narrowboat was a stove and a pile of logs. Today it’s a slightly more sophisticated affair. You can even get radiators and central heating. The way your radiator works is actually quite important. In this article we’ll look … Read more

Do You Need a License for an Inflatable Boat?

We are asking the important questions today. Now you may laugh, but all it takes is a man and a clipboard at the wrong moment and you could end up in hot water. In this article we are examining the whys and wherefores when asked do you need a licence for an inflatable boat? The … Read more

Which is the Busiest Canal in the World?

Ever wanted to be part of something bigger? Well the truth is that, depending on where you have graced the decks, you might very well be. Navigating sections of waterways has been the backbone of civilisation for thousands of years. Commerce, trade and travel all has its foundations aboard boats, and to an extent still … Read more

Do Canal Boats Have Showers?

Introduction Living on a narrowboat is quite civilised. In fact, in the modern day you’ll find pretty much everything you would expect to find in a normal house, maybe just scaled down a bit. Showers are no exception. We’re going to take a look at what the shower facilities are like on a narrowboat. Do … Read more

Can a canal boat cross the channel?

Introduction So we suppose the first question we need to ask is… Why on earth do you want to know? Are you planning a booze cruise to top all booze cruises? Or have you got bored of real ale and are wanting to sample some vin rouge? In this article we are going to look … Read more

Smoke Coming Out of Stove When Door is Open?

Introduction Well, the good news is you are in the right place. First off, do not despair. Did you know that it’s a rite of passage for liveaboards to smell ever so faintly of woodsmoke… At all times? You’re firmly in the club now. In this article we are going to take a detailed look … Read more