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Blog Posts: March 2019
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 at 10:08am
Narrowboat Splinter moorers story The story and feedback below is from Mr & Mrs Lee who purchased their first narrowboat from Venetian Marina in 2002 and they have moored with us ever since. 'We were attracted to moor at Venetian Marina after purchasing our first boat here after 25 years of hiring. After visiting the marina in 2002, we found our perfect first boat and stayed. The facilities at the marina are very good, much improved in recent years and now meets all our needs. Alwa....
Mon Mar 25, 2019 at 11:05am
Narrowboat: Boo Purchasers and moorers storyThe story below was received from Chris & Fiona Hipkins who purchased Narrowboat Tizmine in April 2017. Since then Chris & Fiona have renamed their boat Boo and have taken a mooring with us at Venetian Marina, taking full advantage of the boat whenever possible.We decided to purchase a narrowboat having hired narrowboats on at least 6 occasions we found they provided the ultimate getaway for us, and with an increasing need to take a b....
Fri Mar 15, 2019 at 2:16pm
Friday Fact (top tips)In addition to our regular monthly blog, we shall be posting  a new short blog entitled 'Friday Fact'.These posts will be 'short and sweet' factoids or, top tips from our working week which we have found interesting, useful and would like to share these with you.Hope you find them useful and interesting. This weeks 'top tip' is:Vinegar to remove stains in the toilet bowl.I read about this top tip a few months ago, and had a recent discussion with a fellow moorer r....
Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 11:10am
Narrowboat Itsa Kinda Magic Moorers storyThis article is the feedback we have received from Mark and Janice, the owners of narrowboat Itsa Kinda Magic. They moored with us here at Venetian Marina for around 30 years before leaving to go cruising. They have now returned, and are enjoying being back with us. Mark & Janice returned at the beginning of 2018.  Q: WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO MOOR AT VENETIAN MARINA?We had moored at Venetian Marina previously for around 30 years,....
Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 11:08am
Narrowboat Sarah Purchasers storyThis is the feedback received from David Lennox, the purchaser of N/B Sarah. He purchased his boat from us in Jan 2019 and stayed with us at the marina for a further four weeks while he adjusted to his new life living the dream aboard his new home.     Q: WHAT WERE YOUR REASONS BEHIND THE DECISION TO BUY A NARROWBOAT?Desire for a better daily life & escape from high crime area  -stress & pollution. Having a sense of freedom to mov....
Tue Mar 12, 2019 at 10:02am
 Narrowboat ITEOTWAWKI Moorers storyThe story below was received from BJ & Sue Sandoe who are residential moorers who have moored with us at Venetian Marina for several years. After both leaving the Royal Navy, then living in Spain, we returned to England in 2015. We bought our first narrowboat 'Sycnamore Too' to live aboard whilst we cruised around the network.Sue started working at the Venetian Chandlery & Hireboats in October 2016 but we were moored at a different marin....
Mon Mar 11, 2019 at 9:00am
Narrowboat Tranquillo Purchasers & moorers storyThe feedback and story below was received from Steve Yates who purchased narrowboat Tranquillo from Venetian Marina in August 2018. Once Steve had the keys to his new boat he came to moor at the marina.I decided to buy a narrowboat for a change of lifestyle. I have always loved the scenery, wildlife and the countryside. Before purchasing a narrowboat, I decided to carry out some research which included watching videos on YouTube, I just fe....
Fri Mar 1, 2019 at 12:42pm
Getting your boat ready for a great 2019 cruising seasonWow its the 1st of March and now (hopefully), the worst of the cold weather is be behind us, we  begin to look forward  to warmer days. Thechanges in temperature signal the start of the boating season yip-ee!!!. So, we start thinking about the need to de-winterise our boat.This means  basically reversing all the good work we carried out to 'winterise' your boat. Checking and closing any taps left openthrough winter, connectin....
Fri Mar 1, 2019 at 11:29am
Friday FactIn addition to our regular monthly blog, we shall be posting  a new short blog entitled 'Friday Fact'.These posts will be 'short and sweet' factoids or, top tips tips from our working week which we have found interesting, useful and would like to share these with you.Hope you find them useful and interesting. This weeks 'top tip' is:Greasing the stern gland.It is good practice to wind down the greaser (which lubricates the stern gland) in the evenings when you have been out ....