Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Broads Scene - Two pages of news and views from the Norfolk Broads, one of the countries best known holiday cruising areas.
The Rise of the Phoenix - Ron Dawson tells the story of his ex-BCN butty which was given a new lease of life as a cruising pleasure craft. Down the Monty - Dave Dawson explores the first four restored miles of the Montgomery Canal from Frankton Junction to Queens Head. Boat Report - Elise - Jim Sharp puts this budget priced 42 footer from Venetian Marine through its paces in our comprehensive boat test. Profile: Middx & Herts Boat Services - Derek Pearson visits two Kevins who are providing excellent services on the Grand Union Canal. D-I-Y Desk - Peter Caplen on using pipe clips to give your pipes and cables proper support and security. The Far East - Part 4 - Nancy Larcombe takes the Nancy Bell onto the wide waters of the Great Ouse at Salter's Lode. Wherries Ahoy! - Joyce Rushen looks back to the era of the Norfolk Wherry, hundreds of which used to ply their various trades on the waters of the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Gagg's Alphabet - J - John Gagg continues his canalphabet with a look at watery things beginning with the letter J. My Favourite Things - Dave Berry, a boater for 20 years, logs some of his favourite locks, pubs and architecture. The London Canal Museum - Carol Spero visits a central London canal museum based in an old ice cream factory. Profile - Stourport Marina - Derek Pearson goes down to the Severn to visit a marina with great facilities an a classy clubhouse. The Making of a Princess - Part 1 - Peter Short recalls the pain and sacrifice of renovating his first 'proper' boat. Product Spotlight: Pressure Cookers - David Stokes tests five pressure cookers - items that could save time, money and gas when cooking. The CBA at the METS - David Fuller travels with the British contingent to a major marine trade show in Amsterdam. Cruising in Glassfibre - 8: Repairs to the Gelcoat - Peter Caplen gives a step-by-step photoguide of effective repairs to the surface of your GRP boat.