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Thinking about putting in an electric engine

Location: my narrowboat I care about the environment, and knowing how bad they are for the environment it has always bothered me to have a diesel engine running my boat. Also the fact that my engine overheats on the canal if it runs too long does not fill me with confidence for going along rivers. This has made me start...

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Fishing on the Canals

Location: on the canals Fishing is a traditional sport that you often find people pursuing on the canals. It is one of the oldest sports known to man. Fishing has been part of human life for a very long time because it was helpful in providing food to help keep a family alive or to just provide a change. Now-a-days...

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Duke of Bridgewater

Location: History, Wosley, Manchester The Duke of Bridgewater, the man who is said to have started the canal mania that swept Britain from late 17th century to the mid 18th century. His proper name was Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater. He was the seventh and last born child of his parents. His mother was Lady Rachel Russell and his...

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My plans to improve my boat

This page may contain affiliate links, this means that I may receive commissions for the purchases made through links in this post, nevertheless I only recommend products that I trust. Location: my narrowboat Before I start sailing the 7 seas, I mean canals (and all the rest) there are some things that I am going to do to to improve...

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Solar Panels

Location: Everywhere Solar panels are popping up everywhere, they are coming down in price and offer a lot of help to boaters. They provide power to batteries without having to run a generator or the engine. In the winter they trickle power in to the batteries. You will probably still need to run the engine or a generator to keep...

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Crick Boat Show 2018

Location: Crick boat Show 2018, Grand Union Canal, Leicester Line Crick boat show, that whirlwind of boats and boat equipment and generally nice things (I love the fudge). I went to Crick boat show 2018 as I have in 2015, 2016 and 2017. It was just as enjoyable this year as in the past three. For those of you that...

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About Me

I am a member of several affiliate programs including Amazon LLC Associates, the links in this article may contain affiliate links from which I might receive a commission (at no extra cost to you), nevertheless I only recommend products that I like and trust because my readers are more important than a one-off commission. Hi everyone, I’m Fiona, I am...

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How I bought my canal boat

Location: At a job somewhere in work, and later on the canal side One day my boss said to me, he said “Fiona”, I said “what?”, he said “you busy?”, I said “no”, he said “can you look up the advantages and disadvantages of getting a canal boat as I would be interested in getting one for fishing and you...

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Rickmansworth Boat Show 2018

Location: Rickmansworth boat show, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Rickmansworth, Grand Union Canal Rickmansworth boat show has been going for 25 years and 2018 was another enjoyable year (I have not been all 25 times but I have enjoyed every time that I have been). It started in 1993 as a purely canal based festival, it incorporated the aquadrome in the festivities. It...

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