Best Dog Life Jacket UK (Keep Your Dog Safe)

Staying safe on your narrowboat should be your biggest priority. And that safety should, of course, extend to your dog too. If you’re like me and most other dog owners, your dog is a massive part of the family, and they need to be kept safe on slippery decks just as much as you do. … 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 Paint Colour Schemes (Which Ones Are Best?)

One of the outstanding features of canal boats are the beautiful array of colours and themes. There is nothing nicer than seeing a well painted narrowboat leisurely gliding past. However, in order to achieve the desired effect, a narrowboat paint colour scheme may require careful thought. In this article we are going to look at … 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

Marine Composting Toilets (Are They Right For You?)

Marine Composting Toilets

Getting away from it all doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable or going completely ‘wild’. One thing that makes your boat ‘home from home’ is a fully working toilet. It isn’t the most pleasant of subjects, but today we are going to talk a little about marine composting toilets, discuss some of the advantages, disadvantages … 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

Best Narrowboat Paint

If you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a canal boat, you are going to want it to look its best. Canal boats are famous for their garish, eye catching colours. In order to literally make it shine, you are going to need the best narrowboat paint. In this article we are going to look … 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