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Smoke Control Area regulations now apply to boats 

Boaters with stoves have long been exempt from the various clean air acts over the years. This, however, ended last November when the Environment Act…
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New hire-base for Coventry Canal

Drifters Waterways Holidays has announced it will be opening a new narrowboat hire-base at Springwood Haven Marina on the Coventry Canal in March. The company…
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High-speed passenger boats to revolutionise Thames travel

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has announced it is building the UK’s first hybrid high-speed passenger ferries, set to launch in London in autumn 2022…
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Commercial traffic halted on Aire & Calder after fish deaths

Commercial barge traffic on a section of the Aire & Calder was halted in mid-January, as investigations continue into a significant number of fish deaths…
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What is the Best Battery?

WN asked Stuart James, managing director of DC Battery Technologies, for advice on choosing the right type of battery for different types of inland boating

There’s more to selecting the best type of battery for cruising the inland waterways than might first appear. Taking the time to consider the boater’s individual needs – whether it’s their budget, technical know-how or intended style of boating/mooring – can make the difference between fitting a battery that will last barely 12 months compared to one that could see them through the next 15 years. …
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Laser Tools adjustable wrench heads
Laser Tools adjustable wrench heads

Laser Tools has added adjustable wrench heads to its range, designed for use on nuts, bolts and setscrews.  They are…
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Natural mould cleaner
Natural mould cleaner

Poorly ventilated boats can soon become host to moulds and mildew, which cause allergic and respiratory issues. However, the harsh…
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Magnetic Silicone Twist Ties 
Magnetic Silicone Twist Ties 

Cable ties are always handy for your toolbox aboard. The classic plastic versions can only be used once, but still…
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Dad's Boats to close
Dad's Boats to close

Boat-builder Dad’s Boats has ceased production with immediate effect. The company says that all current orders will be fulfilled, but…
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