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Buyers Tips #4

Engine: An obvious consideration is the choice of engine, whereby there are three categories, such as - a) Air cooled (eg. Lister ST2) b) Water cooled (eg. BMC 1.5) c) Vintage engine (eg Russell Newbury) The type of engine to choose depends on a number of factors,...

Buyers Tip #3

#3 Steel plate: Steel plate figures you will see will be for example 10/6/4 and relate to 10mm bottom plate, 6mm hull sides and 4mm cabin. Nowadays standard specification is 10/6/4 but steel thickness of 8/6/4mm and 6/5/3mm – if well looked after – will provide you...

Buyers tips #2

The length of boat you require obviously depends on the number of people who will be using the boat and the period of time that you will spend on it. Basically 30 – 40 feet is ample for a holiday boat, while 50 feet plus is ideal for extended cruising or live aboard.

Winter Closures

If you're thinking of heading out for a cruise this winter then be aware that this is the time of year when the canals are maintained. You may find closures on some routes. I've listed two local closures here on the Coventry Canal but for more information you can...

Buyers tips #1

#1 Choose your preferred style of boat or "Stern" There are three different styles of narrow boats, such as –   TRAD     -       Ideal for live aboard, typical by a short back deck of 2-3 feet in length, giving more room inside for living. CRUISER   -   An ideal...

Birminghams German Christmas market

It's that time of year when the leaves start to fall off the trees and the weather starts to turn frosty and yes, we start to think of Christmas. There is a lot going on in the lead ups to Christmas but one of the most famous in the Midlands is the German Christmas...

Popular Short Break Routes

A lovely weekend trip is to cruise the Ashby Canal. With over 40 miles of lock free canal you'll cruise through some beautiful villages. Through Stoke Golding you'll come to the lovely village of Dadlington. Stop for a break or a meal at the ever popular Dog &...

Trinity Marina’s brokerage service

Ahead of our open day event, which is being held this Saturday 11th March, you may wish to know a little bit more about our narrowboat brokerage here at Trinity Marinas. First and foremost, we help people buy and sell canal boats. You can sell your boat through...

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