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June 2024 issue

On the cover of the June issue… Braidbar Boats’ new 64ft hybrid narrowboat Est Tempus cruising the Macclesfield Canal.

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Braidbar's Crick Boat

Boat Review

In the run-up to Crick, Mark Langley looks at the 64ft hybrid narrowboat that Braidbar will be exhibiting at the show

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Internet Afloat

Boating Advice

Tony Jones offers advice on getting reliable internet when cruising

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The Curry Cruiser

Waterways Boat Business

Sabahat Hasson tells Amelia Hamson how an idea to sell authentic Indian food on the Kennet & Avon couldn’t be stopped, even when her boat sank…

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The Droitwich Ring

Cruising Guide

Packing country, city, town, river and canals into just 21 miles, you can complete this varied cruising circuit in a weekend. Steve Elliott is our guide

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In the Summertime

Looking Back

Max and Edna Holgate continue their fortnight’s holiday of 1970 by taking in the industrial Black Country before returning to the waterways of the North West. Roger Butler follows their progress

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A Convertible Narrowboat

Reader's Boat

With its opening forward saloon, free-standing bath and alternative therapy influences, 52-footer Mistress Ann is a narrowboat like no other. WW meets its builder

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The Lock Fairy

Cross-Country Cruise

Jonathan Mosse recently joined the crew of historic narrowboat Spey, on a race-against-time cruise from Manchester to London. His role? Dedicated lock-wheeler…

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Endangered Art

Waterway Crafts

Kerri Williams tells Amelia Saxena why diversification is key to keeping the at-risk heritage crafts of canal art and boatpainting alive for future generations

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Unusual Pets Afloat

Around the Waterways

Josie Adnitt looks at some of the more exotic creatures residing aboard boats

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A Schoolboy on the Shroppie

Last Word

Canal crime novelist Andy Griffee recalls a hire holiday of half a century ago that continues to inspire his work

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