Category Archives: Hull Care

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

This category is for hull care related posts. There will be posts on different subjects concerning maintenance of canal boat and narrowboat hulls. Topics will include blacking, welding repairs, stern gear, as well as works on the inside of the hull.

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.

Hull care is an important part of owning a boat. Many boat owners neglect to maintain their hulls, leading to problems later on. Routine maintenance should include black and inspecting and maintaining the cabin and engine bilges regularly.

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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Rust Treatment For Boats

A Guide To Rust Treatment For Boats By The Floating Boatyard We often get asked about the best rust treatment for boats. Many canal boats and narrowboats we come across have recurring corrosion problems. This is especially so for older … 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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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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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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