Boating Terminology – Engines

If you’re a narrowboat novice, you’ll often find that fellow boaters are happy to share their knowledge and experience. In addition, getting to grips with the terminology helps to increase your understanding of all things boating.

Boating Terminology – Interiors

This blog post forms the second boating glossary in our short series. Here we aim to unravel the mysteries and explain the meaning of terms used to describe elements of the interior of a narrowboat.

Boating Glossary

If you’re new to boating, there’s lots to learn, so we’ve compiled this boating glossary to help you with some of the unfamiliar terms you’ll come across.

Autumn Narrowboat Maintenance Checklist

Regular narrowboat maintenance is essential to ensure that you operate your vessel safely and, as autumn is upon us, it’s a good time to complete those seasonal maintenance tasks.

Crick Boat Show Winner Confirmed

Last month, Assist Insurance Services attended the Crick Boat Show which is one of Britain’s biggest inland waterways festival. The Crick Boat Show is a very popular event which was not able to go ahead last year because of Covid, so we were very excited to be back and exhibiting once again.

Growing Herbs On Your Narrowboat

Herbs are the perfect plants to grow on your narrowboat as they look good, smell good and taste good too! Nothing beats adding freshly-picked herbs to enhance a dish and they’re really easy to grow.

Navigating Locks Safely

Knowing how to navigate locks safely is an essential part of boating. Having the experience and confidence of managing locks will not only make your boating experience safer, but also more enjoyable. Locks can be dangerous, but there are ways to make your experience in them a safer one.

Preventing Water Ingress In Narrowboats

It is important to prevent water ingress in your narrowboat as prevention is always better than cure. It is much easier and less costly than trying to deal with the problems that it causes.

A Brief History of Narrowboats

The history of narrowboats is intertwined with the history of our canals so we thought we’d take a look at this part of our industrial heritage and see how we arrived at the canals and narrowboats that we have today.

Type Of Boats For Inland Waterways

There are many types of boats for inland waterways and canals so if you’re thinking of buying or renting a boat, then think about what you need from it.