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CRT provides navigation update as drought declared

As a drought was declared on 15th August across most of England by the National Drought Group, the Canal & River Trust has introduced water-saving…
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Grounding warning from River Canal Rescue  

While water shortages cause canal closures in some parts of the inland waterway network, emergency service River Canal Rescue (RCR) has warned boaters to take…
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Source of River Thames dries out as drought looms

The source of the River Thames dried up so much by early August that there are no signs of aquatic life for its first several…
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Shuttered Shroppie Fly will reopen

Iconic The Shroppie Fly at Audlem, one of the best-known pubs on the inland waterways network, is currently shuttered, with boaters wondering about its future. …
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Profiles

Hydrogen Afloat

Is hydrogen power the future of boating?

Tony Jones met up with Hydrogen Afloat’s Nick Swift at this year’s Crick Boat Show to hear about his plans to develop a domestic fuel which is convenient, socially responsible and environmentally friendly. And there’s a way you could benefit too.

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Product News

Le Tonkinois Marine No.1 varnish
Le Tonkinois Marine No.1 varnish

Le Tonkinois marine-quality natural varnish has been a quiet but familiar fixture of the UK inland waterways for over 20…
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Promarine Finance launch Buyer's Guide
Promarine Finance launch Buyer's Guide

It's a step-by-step process that starts out a little basic (e.g. “What type of boat should I buy”) but quickly…
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Houdini remote-opening barge roof hatches
Houdini remote-opening barge roof hatches

Window maker Houdini has designed a new but very traditional-looking double-glazed roof hatch for liveaboard barges, offering a number of…
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Hempel Multicoat
Hempel Multicoat

Every boater with a steel hull ought to carry at least a small can of primer to touch up minor…
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Haven Knox Johnston boat insurance

Haven Knox Johnston boat insurance