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Speeding boats—facts and figures
Monday, 20 October 2014 09:35

HAVING read several ‘statements' about speeding boats, the wash and damage they cause and the various ‘solutions' offered, I thought it time to throw in some reality checks, writes Orph Mable.

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'Got you'—twice!
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:54

WITH regard to the the speed of Grace of Napton Narrowboats, last month I was passed not once but twice by an ABC Leisure boat, out of Gayton doing exactly the same level of speed, writes John Howard.

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Emma's Dream
Monday, 20 October 2014 08:24

I FOUNDED Emma's Dream in memory of my beautiful daughter Emma Kathryn, who in September 2010 I found hanging in my previous home bedroom, writes Julia Okeefe.

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Victor: Stand up to 'em
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:02

IT WAS good to read that Tony Dunkley had not bowed under the weight of all the efforts of Canal & River to get him off the waterways, but had stood his ground and won.

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How stupid is this?
Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:41

Moored boaters being passed by this idiot would be well within their rights to shout at the steerer of Grace from Napton Narrowboats to slow down as it wrecks the canal banks with its speed. There really is a need for engine limiting, for this one is far too powerful for these uncaring hirers.

 
What has two years brought?
Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:27

JULY 2014 was an important anniversary and I cannot understand how it passed me by without a big celebration. Yes it was the second anniversary of the formation of the Canal & River Trust, writes John Sloan.

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The speed whingers
Friday, 17 October 2014 11:19

THE speed whingers have featured often in narrowboatworld but when even the gentle John Dodwell is drawn to comment on the ignorant—and commonly rude—speed obsessives (Not-sailing-off-into-the-sunset) it is obviously time that these sad people were better educated on the subject, writes David Lyneham-Brown.

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End of season thoughts
Thursday, 16 October 2014 14:04

THE boating season is now drawing to a close for the majority of the readers of narrowboatworld, and as a general observation, from my standpoint alongside the Staffs & Worcs. Canal, it has been a pretty good one, writes Orph Mable.

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No name
Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:02

WHILST applauding narrowboatworld editor, Tom Crossley, for publishing the Canal & River Trust (CaRT) rebuttal of the article 'Saying sorry is not enough', I wonder if readers have spotted the two differences between CaRT's response and its other narrowboatworld articles, asks Allan Richards.

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CaRT gives its 'enforcement' position
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:16

THE article by our Allan Richards (Saying sorry is not enough) has prompted a response from Canal & River Trust, to set out its position and we feel in only fair we should include its statement:

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Calor cylinder deterioration
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:16

CALOR Gas Ltd, through the Boat Safety Scheme, is alerting boaters to the immediate product recall on all 6kg Calor Lite® cylinders manufactured between 2008 and 2011 inclusive, following concerns regarding the potential deterioration of the cylinder.

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Elusive volunteers
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:04

I FEEL I have to agree with David Hymers about the number of lock keeper volunteers working the locks, writes Philip Drew.

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