Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
WORCESTER FESTIVAL REPORT - 2 - A second round of new boats, products and features which made up the IWA National Waterways Festival held at Worcester Racecourse last August.
SHANNON SPECTACULAR - Continuing his occasional series on the waterways of Ireland, Dominic Miles explores the lakes, islands and rivers that form the mighty River Shannon. A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS - Shaded from past crimes return to exact a bloody vengeance on a brutal murderer who haunts the canal system of today in Derek Pearson's seasonal tale of revenge. A SMETHWICK SAFARI - A four and a half mile circular walk along the New and Old Main lines of the BCN takes in what nature has placed in this historic section of canal as Robert Davies visits Galton Valley, Smethwick and Spon Lane Locks. CAMERA, ACTION ON THE CUT! - 3 - Part three of Guy Morgan's series on producing better canal videos offers some ideas on how to start and finish your film, outlining ways of using post production to add variety and includes some more practical rips. PEDIGREE BOATING - When Canal & Riverboat team member, Graham Fisher wanted a new boat, there really was only one very obvious choice, as Dave Harley reveals on a visit to Graham's brand new tug-style narrow boat, Pedigree. SHAKESPEARELAND - Part 8 - In the final segment of her exploration of Warwickshire and the canals of Shakespeare's country. Nancy Larcombe takes the Nancy BeUon her final few miles down the northern Grand Union to journey's end at Braunston. THE STORY BEHIND...Our occasional series in which we take you behind the stories, companies and people who grace the pages of Canal & Riverboat looks this month at Wilson's, the Kinver based boat canopy maker and upholsterer. PRACTICAL ROPEWORK - The Long Splice - Nick Palmer shows in a step-by-step photoguide how to form a long splice - ideal for joining two ropes together. BOAT PAINTING TIPS - Wether you are antifouling, varnishing or doing a major paint job on your boat over the winter, this special feature from International Paint gives the lowdown on the various products available BOAT REPORT - Goldsbrough's San Jacinto - A new boat from Stephen Goldsbrough is always an occasion, so a was with great expectations that Jim Sharp pointed his pencil in the direction of Knowie Hall Wharf BOAT MAINTENANCE CALENDAR - December - Peter Caplen services the outboard motor water pump and looks at a basic kit of tools to keep aboard. CANAL CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD - A bit of fun after the turkey has been eaten or for those long days between Christmas and the New Year.