Waterways World publishes a wide range of books on boat ownership and the history of the inland waterways, each of them written by the acknowledged experts in their fields.
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In the June 2013 issue: Exclusive Crick boats preview- four show boats reviewed; 25ft 'starter' Narrowboat designed by WWs Mark Langley!; Cruising the lake of Kings- Ireland's majestic Lough Lee; Dog pie and degenerate days- the Thames Guide of 1889; Banbury past and present- the town's changing canalside scene; Cruising the Leicester ring- detailed maps, boating notes, pubs, cities and sights.
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Meticulously researched and updated by some of Britain's top waterways experts, this year's Annual contains comprehensive information on owning, buying and selling a boat; hire boat fleets; restoration; fitting out a narrowboat; boatyard services; moorings; surveyors & examiners. Plus the Canalmanac and your free route planning map!
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Chapters include: A beginner’s guide to different styles and sizes of boats; Information on how to buy a boat, essential equipment and running costs; Wide beam boats
on test; Cruising guides to popular UK wide waterways; Outline guides for French, Irish and other European waterways
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Everything you need to know about buying, owning and running a boat.
The fourth, completely revised and updated edition of the most comprehensive guide to owning a boat on Britain's inland waterways. Written by the technical consultant of Waterways World, it provides a complete guide to all aspects of boat ownership.
Graham Booth introduces you to Britain's waterways before describing the types of boat you might decide to buy. Subsequent chapters discuss every aspect of boat ownership:
- Licences, mooring, finance, insurance and maintenance
- Buying second-hand boats
- Living afloat
- Equipment and systems on inland boats
- Engines, including vintage and outboard
- Directory of inland waterway maintenance specialists
Published July 2010
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The 'Number Ones' were the proud elite of boat people who owned and operated their own cargo-carrying narrowboats. Joe and Rose Skinner were the last of them. This book brings together their story, along with their long-serving horse-boat Friendship, as a celebration of their unique position in waterway history. Edited by Hugh Potter, it includes a free CD-ROM featuring captivating interviews with Joe and Rose.
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The compact interiors of canal boats require careful planning to make the best use of the small space available. This book provides ideas, inspiration and technical solutions for the design of accommodation in a canal boat. It will help you to plan a new boat or to modify and improve an existing layout. Part 1 looks at the design of individual areas, examines the space needed for each activity, the pros and cons of each option and how the design of one area can affect another. Part 2 features 18 carefully selected case studies.
The third edition of the standard work on fitting out traditional narrowboat shells. Starting with the purchase of a shell, it takes you through how to find an engine, the tools needed for DIY fitting out, insulation, lining out, water heating, electrics etc. Comprehensive listings of shell builders, engine suppliers and all the other necessary suppliers.
Christine Richardson has worked hard and to good effect to combine the fact and fantasy surrounding James Brindley into a very readable book. 136 pages, hardback.
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Christine Richardson has worked hard and to good effect to combine the fact and fantasy surrounding James Brindley into a very readable book. 136 pages, paperback.
In the first detailed history of the canal, the author traces the canal from its inception, through its construction and commercial success, to its eventual decline and new leisure role. 176 pages, hardback.
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From tentative beginnings in the 1950s to a thriving industry today, here is a definitive history of hotel boats. Anecdotes, historic and coloured photographs cover all aspects of hotel boat life including routes, operators and crew. 128 pages, hardback.
This clear and easy to use guide is the perfect companion for all visitors to the waterway between Reading and Bristol; whether walking, cycling, boating or simply arriving by car or public transport to enjoy the beauty of the canal. The waterway, once a vital commercial artery of the English economy, had gradually fallen into a state of deriliction by the 1950s. But as a result of a 40 year campaign by determined enthusiasts it was restored and reopened to full use by Her Majesty the Queen in 1990. The canal passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in southern England from the Thames Valley through the Vale of the White Horse to the Bristol Avon at Bath.
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World-famous, the Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular routes for holiday cruising; spectacular aqueducts and embankments alternate with short tunnels, lift-bridges and staircase locks amidst breathtaking scenery. From Hurleston, near Nantwich, the waterway meanders through lush Cheshire pastures, climbs the famous Grindley brook staircase locks district and, by way of Whitchurch, passes through Ellesmere's lake district. Beyond the awe-inspiring 200-year old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct the canal clings to the side of the Dee valley to finally reach Llangollen.
Branching off at Frankton, the Montgomery Canal may be followed via Welshpool to Newtown - but not all the way, yet, by boat - this guide describes the continuing restoration process.
Clear and easy to use with full-colour maps and packed with essential information.
This clear and easy to use guide is the perfect companion for all visitors to the waterway between the Midlands and the Thames at Oxford; whether walking, cycling, boating or simply arriving by car or public transport to enjoy the beauty of the canal. The waterway, once the main commercial artery from the industrial Midlands to London, was threatened with closure by the 1950s. But, as a result of a determined campaign, it has become one of the country's most popular cruising and long distance walking routes. Starting from the edge of the Midlands conurbation, the waterway climbs gradually to its remote and beautiful Cotswold summit. The descent to Oxford's dreaming spires passes through attractive stone-built villages to the Cherwell Valley.
The full colour maps include boaters' facilities, museums and pubs etc.
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The Waterways World Thermal Mug will keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. It's perfect for boating in any weather.