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The Scariest Sea Stories

The Scariest Sea Stories

Spooky stories from the seven seas have been around longer than anyone can remember. To get into the spirit of Halloween, we’ve decided to count down the scariest sea stories that have haunted the…

Insure4Boat’s Storm Preparation Guide

Insure4Boat’s Storm Preparation Guide

Recently, parts of the UK and Ireland were hit by freak weather conditions. Unfortunately, it was an unpleasant reminder that the possibility of a storm causing damage to…

Narrowboat Living in Winter: A Survival Guide

Narrowboat Living in Winter: A Survival Guide

Narrowboating, without a doubt, is one of the most idyllic lifestyles in Britain. However, it can be a little less so once winter’s subzero temperatures, dark evenings, and icy canals draw in.Staying…

3 Tips for Sailing Safely Through a Storm

3 Tips for Sailing Safely Through a Storm

With the recent changeable weather in the UK, the likelihood of finding yourself out at sea with bad weather coming in fast is a very real threat. Luckily for us, electrical storms are rather rare…

The 5 Best Narrowboat Hacks

The 5 Best Narrowboat Hacks

There’s nothing more idyllic than cruising along on your narrowboat and enjoying the British scenery. However, just like every way of life, narrowboats can come with their own problems. But, where…

What to do When Your Boat is Sinking

What to do When Your Boat is Sinking

Something is seriously wrong and you’re taking on water fast. Time is of the essence, so what do you do? The most important thing is to stay calm and not panic. Keep in mind these simple steps if your…

The Shakedown Cruise: Breaking in a New Boat

The Shakedown Cruise: Breaking in a New Boat

Buying a new boat is one of the most exciting days of your boating life. But it can also be a bit daunting – how do you know that your new pride and joy is going to behave?Now, by new we mean…

Getting Your Boat Back in the Water

Getting Your Boat Back in the Water

This is an exciting time of year – not only are the green shoots starting to nose their way out of the ground, but it’s almost launch time again!To make sure all goes smoothly and your boat ends up…

The BEST Tips For Single Handed Sailing

The BEST Tips For Single Handed Sailing

Single handed sailing is one of the greatest joys you can experience while boating. Control, freedom, power. It’s got it all. But there are also some risks involved. Here are our best tips for staying…

Sail Somewhere New This Year

Sail Somewhere New This Year

With a new boating season upon us, the time comes to make plans for the year. But why not make it your aim to sail somewhere new this season?One of the main attractions of boating is that it offers…