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Winter food for boaters
Winter food for boaters
Wednesday, 06 November 2013

Now that November is here the boat stoves are lit and the chimneys of live-aboards on the Grand Union Canal are releasing comforting little puffs of smoke. I love the smell of burning solid fuel when taking a winter walk down the towpath.

Are you a blogger? #BoatsThatTweet
Are you a blogger? #BoatsThatTweet
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

After inviting Mark from Gongoozled over to our place last week to tell us about his interactive online boating community, I thought it would be nice to get sociable and invite more boaters around to our place. Did you see the Boatshed Grand Union...

Welcome To Gongoozled
Welcome To Gongoozled
Thursday, 24 October 2013

My name is Mark from Gongoozled.com and after recently discovering Boatshed, Peggy has kindly allowed me to tell you a little about my boating website.

The Association of Continuous Cruisers
The Association of Continuous Cruisers
Wednesday, 02 October 2013

The end of September saw the launch of the newly-formed Association of Continuous Cruisers, an independent organisation offering support, advice and advocacy to its members.

How to winterise your boat
How to winterise your boat
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

If you won’t be using your boat all year round then September is the time to begin thinking about winterising your narrowboat or canal boat before the cold weather sets in. Water in the pipes can freeze during the winter. If the pipes expand too...

How much is your boat worth?
How much is your boat worth?
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Pricing your second hand boat for sale can be tricky – especially without the advice of someone who really knows the current market. You know you won’t get what you paid for it, but you don’t want to lose too much on it either. After all you...

Help! I want to sell my boat!
Help! I want to sell my boat!
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

As our brokerage continues to expand we are happy to say that we are not lacking in customers. At the last count we had 11,217 people registered with Boatshed Grand Union, looking for a boat for sale. To meet this increasing demand we are always ...

9 ways to get afloat on Facebook
9 ways to get afloat on Facebook
Wednesday, 21 August 2013

I’ve got that Facebook feeling, you know the one. When you just pop over to Facebook for a minute and before you know it you’ve become intrigued by pictures and discussions and an hour has gone by…

How to find a mooring
How to find a mooring
Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Some of the canal boats for sale at Boatshed Grand Union come with a mooring, and some don’t. If the boat that you’re looking at does not already have a mooring there are three options available to you.

How to plan a #canal boat cruise
How to plan a #canal boat cruise
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

If you’ve not yet taken this year’s holiday the weather is now perfect for planning a canal boat cruise.

Why would I need a yachting lawyer?
Why would I need a yachting lawyer?
Wednesday, 17 July 2013

I’ve been a devoted narrowboater since the year 2000, living aboard and loving all things canal and waterways related. It would never have crossed my mind that one day I might need a yachting lawyer.

Living aboard:  A tax free life?
Living aboard: A tax free life?
Wednesday, 03 April 2013

One of my friends living aboard as a continuous cruiser very much enjoyed being able to moor up at some idyllic rural location, with not another boat to be seen around. Imagine his surprise one day then to find that a mother and young child had d...