Category Archives: Bilges

Bilges Category Blog Posts by the Floating Boatyard in London, Essex and Hertfordshire

This category contains all blog posts about work on bilges. There is lots of information on different types of bilges and how to maintain them. We cover subjects like cleaning and painting as well as rust treatment and routine maintenance.

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. 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.

Engine rooms require slightly different maintenance form cabin bilges. Having said that, the underlying principles are the same. Services we offer are Cleaning, Painting and Rust Treatment. We also arrange any the Hazardous Waste disposal for you. We are fully licensed and insured to carry out any repairs and maintenance of canal boats on the inland waterways in the UK.

CRT Continuous Cruising Rules

CRT Continuous Cruising Rules – Interrupting Your Journey For Maintenance and Repairs This post is intended to clarify CRT continuous cruising rules from our viewpoint and is aimed at clients planning on meeting up with us for canal boat and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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