Got a technical question or a boating query? Post your quandaries here and pick the brains of the WW team. You can also add your answers to others' questions, or browse through previous answers.
Can anyone tell me a suitable location to crane a 70x12 fully fitted widebeam onto the water in the Lea Valley area, so either the River Lea, Stort or the Hertford canal. Many thanks.
Asked by: Robin Whittington | Wednesday 27 March, 2.22pm | no answers yet - add one
Help! I bought a boat with square edge domestic upvc windows already installed. Whilst they look ok and are good for heat retention and condensation - they leak. Any ideas please?
Asked by: J Morton | Tuesday 26 March, 12.59pm | 3 answers
New member thinking of buying and wonder if there are any boats out there that are electric direct drive via azipod propellers off battery/direct generator drives i.e. a diesel driving a generator supplying the motor drive [as seen in the P&O ship Arcadia} - thinking this may be the future - or not
Asked by: bill goad | Tuesday 19 March, 8.31pm | 3 answers
I've just bought a 1460w coffee machine that uses pods. I've got a 3000w modified sine inverter. The coffee machine won't work. What's wrong? My guess is that it needs a pure sine but I can't see why really as it's just a water heaater with a pump isn't it?
When I use it on hookup it's ready to go in a few seconds. From the inverter the warming up light just goes on and stays on. Oh, Ive got 5 brand new 110amp batteries too.
Help, I need my espresso!!
Asked by: Carl Young | Sunday 17 March, 1.26pm | 4 answers
Any one used one of the Powerstop Propellers it might be an improvement in reveres but do you suffer in forward propulsion
Asked by: Don Hall | Saturday 16 March, 3.34pm | 2 answers
What is the recomended length of mooring ropes for river & canal use. What Diam. recomended eyes.
Asked by: John Dymond | Saturday 16 March, 2.04pm | 5 answers
Can I view waterways world online with a kindle fire hd
Asked by: Bob Murray | Thursday 14 March, 2.06pm | 1 answer
I am just starting to learn about narrowboats and I have found one I might really like, but the roof is quite a bit too low for me (it needs at least 3 more inches). It should have room to still fit under bridges, since there's a permanent little hatch thing in the middle with 2 tiny portholes on each side sticking out of the roof that is at least 7 or 8 inches high. This might be impossible, but how difficult/costly do you think it might be to raise a ceiling? While I'm at it, could I put skylights in, or is there some reason skylights don't work with narrowboats? I hope these aren't really stupid questions! Thanks.
Asked by: Shannon Thiessen | Wednesday 13 March, 9.12pm | 1 answer
I had a full engine service at the end of August 2012. I then did two weekend trips, total engine hours approx 15 hours, since then the boat has been sitting in the marine.
My question is do I need to change the oil and filter again after it has been sitting doing nothing all winter or can I leave it untill August 2013.
I will of course drain any water from the fuel filters.
Asked by: boatfitout | Wednesday 13 March, 5.51pm | 1 answer
can any one tell me where i can buy a tin of masons midnight blue?
Asked by: andy wakler | Wednesday 6 March, 2.20pm | 1 answer
does any one know when the aqeduct to preston brook is due to open?
Asked by: andy wakler | Wednesday 6 March, 2.15pm | 1 answer
We are thinking of cruising this waterway in 2013 and we have been using your October 2012 article as a guide. It gives the maximum length 57ft 6in or 60ft for a narrowboat. The Waterscape guide gives 54.13ft or 16.5m. Our boat is 57ft 6in, who is right?
Asked by: Nigel Scott | Monday 4 March, 9.59am | 2 answers
is WaterwaysWorld available in line, say via PocketMags ?
Asked by: Brian Northcott | Friday 1 March, 8.53pm | 2 answers
cold water tank for the front of my narrow boat ,what outlets do i need and what is the best tank to buy
Asked by: geoff Hardy | Wednesday 27 February, 8.17pm | 4 answers
I have a 50 foot cruiser stern narrowboat heated by a multi fuel stove and Alde boiler driven gas central heating via a skirting radiator running most of the interior length of the boat. The gas system is ineffective, the radiator barely getting warm; using it to supplement the stove in this extremely cold weather is not working and the system won't work well enough on chilly Spring mornings, for example. I want to replace the skirting radiator with conventional panel ones. My questions are:
1. How large can the radiators be to be driven efficiently by the Alde boiler and circulation pump?
2. How many radiators can I sensibly install (I am thinking 3).
3. Anything I need to be aware of in undertaking this work, e.g. there can't be a return flow on the system because the skirting radiator (onto whose pipework conventional rads would be fitted) flows only one way to and from the boiler)?
Asked by: Paul Taylor | Sunday 24 February, 7.53pm | 5 answers
I am going to buy a shoreline fridge and have a spare connection on my control panel. I have been told that standard 12v cable would not be sufficient for this and would need something thicker? Fridge will be approx. 25feet from the control panel. Any advice appreciated.
Asked by: Paul Jones | Sunday 24 February, 7.27pm | 3 answers
I own a narrowboat i bought 2nd hand which was made by Liverpool boats. I need to touch up some of the paintwork but have no idea what colours i would need to match the present colours and as Liverpool boats no longer exist can't contact them (no info in pack that came with the boat). Any ideas?
Asked by: Paul Jones | Sunday 24 February, 7.01pm | 2 answers
I was speaking to a narrowboat owner who had his expensive batteriers stolen from his cruiser stern narrowboat whilst it was left unattended for a few days. Do you have any suggestions as to how the deck boards covering the engine hole can be made secure? I have not seen any security arrangements on other cruiser stern boats. Thanks for any help which you can give.
Asked by: Alan Denney | Wednesday 20 February, 9.38pm | 2 answers
I have just spent a lot of hours looking for a 12v power shower to fit(if there is such a beast?)
I think,in fact I know I need some advice please from some clever person out there.
Do I need seperate pump and shower or do I get a 12 v shower mixer unit and if so from were please? Or I I looking at this completley wrong???
Asked by: RAY GORMAN | Thursday 31 January, 12.05pm | 4 answers
I have seen online a Hunter 4 LPG which is recommended for canal boats but I am wondering how it can be fixed to the hearth whiich is tiled.Can the BSS give me any advice. I don`t want to buy it if it won`t pass its test.
Asked by: Rosemary Hale | Tuesday 29 January, 11.48am | 3 answers