Canal Boat Maintenance Guide
Planned canal boat maintenance can help avoid breakdowns. Modern canal boats are complicated machines, a mix of transport & domestic engineering and structural technologies, requiring regular, often specialist, maintenance to avoid expensive breakdowns.
- It can still be useful & economic for boatowners to understand something about the mechanical, electrical and other systems they depend upon, even if not intending to do their own maintenance.
- Some trainers provide boat owner maintenance courses, see our listing of Training Providers.
- We have advice about all aspects of maintaining and caring for your canal boat.
- Plus we’ve listings of companies offering boat maintenance & repair services & replacement parts.
Preventative maintenance to avoid break downs.
Common causes of narrowboat and canal boat breakdowns.
How to get you boat ready for the Winter, and ready then for Spring!
Protecting your boat during storms and flooding.
Red & white diesel, Biofuels and FAME, HVO and future fuels.
Keeping a clean, sterile water supply on your boat.