The Canal Junction Bookshop

Books on Owning a Boat

Owning a boat can be an incredibly rewarding experience, allowing you to explore the world in ways that would otherwise be impossible. Whether you’re looking for a narrowboat, barge, cruiser, or even a houseboat, there are plenty of options available to suit your needs.

But before you jump into owning a boat, it’s important to understand the basics of boating and what goes into maintaining and operating your vessel. From maintenance and DIY repairs, too knot-tying and log books – these guides will provide all the information necessary for living aboard and cruising with confidence.

Houseboats Manchester Ancoats

The books are split into the following categories:

Boating and cruising
  • Boating & Cruising

    Whatever type of boat you own - whether it be a narrowboat ‘project’ or luxury cruiser, boating and cruising is a great way for boat owners to relax, escape and enjoy the slow-paced lifestyle.

Narrowboat engine
  • Maintenance & DIY

    Boat building, maintenance and DIY can be a daunting tasks for any boat owner. But with the right guidance and advice from experienced experts, it can be made easier.

Canal Ropework
  • Knots & Fenders

    Decorative Ropework is a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation of boat people. It is a form of art that involves the creation of intricate designs using ropes and knots.

Living Aboard
  • Living Aboard Books and Guides

    Living aboard a canal boat is a lifestyle that many people dream of. The idea of waking up every morning to the sound of water lapping against the side of the boat, the swaying of the boat gently rocking you back to sleep at night, and the freedom to explore new places is truly idyllic.

Log Book
  • Log Books For Canal and River Boat Owners

    If you're an avid boater, then you know the importance of keeping a detailed log to you stay on top of your boat's maintenance needs. But a log book can also be comprehensive record of all the journey details, and any significant events that occurred during your trip.

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