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Crick continues to be biggest and best inland boat show

This year's Crick Boat Show recorded its best single day attendance since before the Covid pandemic. The crowds thronged the showground on Saturday and although…
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BCN Explorer cruises to welcome hire-boaters

The BCN Society each year organises a fortnight of ‘Explorer Cruises’ for boaters to cruise in convoy around the Birmingham canals. The society says that…
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Crossroads for Leicester River Festival?

This year’s Leicester Riverside Festival, on 1st-2nd June, saw almost no narrowboat element, and the IWA Leicestershire Branch is calling for a return to the…
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Woman whose boat was stolen watched as police refused to arrest the men found with it

A liveaboard boater who tracked down her stolen boat has spoken at her outrage after the police refused to arrest men found stripping it and…
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Canal blockages and breaches

Paul Knox-Johnston, Sales & Marketing Manager (Marine), Haven Knox-Johnston

When it comes to canal blockages, most of us immediately think of a rather large containership firmly wedged into the bank of the Suez Canal with comparatively tiny excavators attempting to dig it free! However, despite the differences in scale, when it comes to protection and Indemnity (P&I) and business interruption (BI) insurance, comparisons can be drawn to canal blockages on the UK canal network.
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Special edition pink Crewsaver is a lifesaver in two ways
Special edition pink Crewsaver is a lifesaver in two ways

If you are looking for a really distinctive life-jacket, Survitec, the maker of the Crewsaver brand, has created a limited…
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High output from Onboard Solar
High output from Onboard Solar

If you're looking to get the highest possible output from a PV panel installation on your wide-beam boat, this new…
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5-in-1 pliers
5-in-1 pliers

Laser Tools continues to innovate its manual tool range, with a new set of 5-in-1 pliers (part number 8763). These have…
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Aqua shared ownership
Aqua shared ownership

Aqua Narrowboats has gone into the shared-ownership narrowboat market. The Staffordshire company, which started as a hire fleet by building…
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