Category Archives: All Boat Works Undertaken

All Boat Works Undertaken by the Floating Boatyard in London, Essex and Hertfordshire

The Floating Boatyard offer maintenance, repairs and painting for canal boats and narrowboats on the inland waterways and canals in the UK. All boat works undertaken from our orange ex British Waterways workboat and via road call out. We operate on the river Lea in East London, North London, Essex and Hertfordshire. The business is set up as a workers owned cooperative with charitable focus.

This main category is entitled “all boat works undertaken”. It contains all our posts, while the subcategories are for posts on specific types of works.

Here you will find posts on general subjects about living and working of the canal and river network. We have something on just about any boat related subject. From cruising pattern requirements to general boating information. There are detailed posts on boat painting, as well as engine maintenance and repairs. You will also find information on more specialised works like bilge cleaning and welding, etc.

All boat works undertaken is not just a slogan, it is what we actually do. We carry our almost every imaginable boat repairs that can be done in the water. We are also available to come to boatyards and marinas to work on vessel out of the water or on hard standing.

Water In The Cabin Bilge

We often get calls and emails regarding water in the cabin bilge at the Floating Boatyard. The aim of this post is to make you aware of the causes of water under the boat floors and how to prevent it … Continue reading

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Narrowboat Welding

Narrowboat welding in London, Essex and Hertfordshire The vast majority of narrowboats and widebeams on London’s inland waterways are made from mild steel. Repairs to the boat’s structure are often beyond the skill of most boat owners.  This is why the … Continue reading

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Water Tank Painting

Water tank painting is a job that often gets neglected by boaters. Many boat owners are taking an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude to their water tanks. Water tank painting and care is an important part of boat … Continue reading

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Bilge Painting

A Bilge Painting Guide – The Floating Boatyard Bilge painting is one of those less attractive jobs you will have to take care of as a boat owner. A well maintained bilge is important factor in function and safety of … Continue reading

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Boat Paint Stripping

How To Guide: Boat Paint Stripping – The Floating Boatyard There are many ways to strip old and tired paint off your boat. This post will give some advice on how to best go about boat paint stripping. We will … Continue reading

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Boat Painting

Professional Boat Painting by the Floating Boatyard – Professional Boat Painters Boat painting is more than a cosmetic treat for your boat. It is an integral part of keeping your superstructure in good condition for many years to come. Spring is … Continue reading

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Narrowboat Painting – New Project Navayana

The Floating Boatyard – For All Your Boat Painting Needs Narrowboat painting has continued this Spring, with the arrival of Navayana today. Navayana is a 27ft Springer Waterbug, which needs a full strip back and repaint. The cabin of this … Continue reading

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Bilge Cleaning Service

Engine Bilge Cleaning Service by the Floating Boatyard The Floating Boatyard offer a complete engine bilge cleaning service, as it is one of those jobs that most boat owners dread. Cramped, damp and dirty, the engine bilge can be an awkward … Continue reading

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Narrowboat Restoration

Perch – Ex-British Waterways Narrowboat Restoration In this post, we will showcase a narrowboat restoration. Our workboat Perch was originally build in 1976 for British Waterways to service the navigation. After being removed from service maintaining the canals, Perch was … Continue reading

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Boat Repair Examples

The Floating Boatyard – Boat Repair Examples Here are a few  boat repair examples of completed projects from our time repairing boats in Greater London, Essex and Hertfordshire. To find more boat repair examples carried out by us over the last … Continue reading

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