Tag Archives: London

Painting Top Coat

This post is the last in our series of posts about boat painting. We’ll discuss painting top coat for inland waterway vessels, such as narrowboats and other steel canal boats. We’ll take a look at what paints we use at the … Continue reading

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Annual Profit Donation 2018

Our annual profit donation has now been made. The Floating Boatyard is run as a worker owned co op. We follow the co operative values, as first set out by the Rochdale Pioneers. Part of this is a commitment to our … Continue reading

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Boat Undercoat Paints

Boat undercoat paints are a misunderstood and often ignored part of painting boats. The undercoating stage of boat painting is a vital step to ensure a professional finish which will last for many years. Contact us here for boat painting … Continue reading

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Diesel Polishing

The vast majority of boats we see on the inland waterways rely on diesel for propulsion. Like the rest of your boat, it is important to look after your fuel and fuel system. Neglecting this will eventually lead to diesel … Continue reading

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Sanding Between Coats

Sanding Between Coats Of Boat Paint Sanding between coats often gets neglected by unprofessional Boat Painters. But is rubbing down between coats of paint really necessary? In this post we will talk about why and when we sand between coats, … Continue reading

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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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Marine Filler and Marine Sealant

In this article, we will be talking about the use of marine filler and marine sealant. The aim is to give you an easy to understand step by step guide on using these products correctly. Nothing is more disappointing then … 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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