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January 2022 issue

On the cover of the January issue… a wintry river scene at Henley-on-Thames.

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Boat Refit Review: A trad-style refit

Boat review

Dove No.1 is a 36-year-old narrowboat based on a Doug Moore shell. When its owner decided on a refit, he opted for a working boat-like interior. Mark Langley takes a look...

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The Last Leg

Long-distance cruising

Howard Davies completes the second part of his 640- mile journey aboard narrowboat Dragonfly

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Boat like a Pro

Boating advice

Even if you’re new to boating, you can soon pass yourself off as an old hand. Tony Jones provides some useful hints he’s picked up during his 16 years afloat...

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WW Guide: Middle Thames

Sleepy backwaters, well-to-do villages and a host of fine riverside hostelries, this is the Thames at its best. James Francis Fox cruises downriver...

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Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gifts

Stocking fillers and present ideas inspired by the inland waterways

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Working in winter

Looking Back

In times gone by canal carrying had to continue throughout winter. We look at a selection of chilling images from the WW archive

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Test Cruise to Congleton

Hire Holiday

With a view to buying a hire-boat, Murray Hepburn took a soon-to-be-retired model on a test cruise of the North-West waterways. But would he go through with the purchase?

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Fixing your boat electrics

Boat-Ownership Advice

Tony Jones and Vickie Hunter solve their battery and power-supply issues – and explain how you can probably do it too

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The Watergates Workshop

Lock-Gate Focus

Andrew Denny visits Stanley Ferry where most of the lock gates on CRT’s network are made

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Walking Wherry Country

Restoration Walk

The North Walsham & Dilham Canal is Norfolk’s only man-made, locked waterway. Largely disused since the 1930s, work is underway to restore it, as Roger Butler discovers on foot

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Researching boat family history

Last Word

Canal family historian Lorna York tells us what she has discovered about her boating ancestors, and offers advice on carrying out your own research

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