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Below are some of our experiences, information bulletins, happy moments, funny stories and more. Narrowboats are our passion and we want to share them with you.

 

 

Birds of Prey at Galleon Marine

As part of the Magna Carta Celebrations we will be having a special birds of prey display by Simon Wilson of 'Fist Full Of Feathers'.

New Narrowboat Season

After a busy winter refitting many of the boats we are almost ready for the new season. We took 'Holly' (formerly 'Wendy') for a test trip up to the Barley Mow and back, everything worked perfectly.

Spring has sprung

The weather this weekend brought people out to enjoy the spring air and take to the water. We had a number of families and groups take out kayaks and rowing boats

Our New Kayak Trailer

We now have a great new kayak trailer which allows us to offer one way kayaking/canoeing trips. We had to do a bit of work on the ebay purchase such as welding bars in the right places, old kayaks are much flatter and our new ones didn't fit.

Kiosk Roof

You know those little jobs that just get bigger? Well we just thought we would tidy up the roof by removing years of accumulated moss only to find that the wood underneath seemed very spongy.

New Sit-On Kayaks for 2015

We were excited to take delivery of our new kayaks today. We now have 5 single seater kayaks and 2 twin seater kayaks.

After giving them all a good test we found them to be far more stable than the older style kayaks and much easier to get in and out of!

Magna Carta Boat Rally

Don't miss this event here at Colt Hill basin on Sunday 24th May 2015. The Basingstoke Canal Authority have put a lot of work into organising this rally and the attractions will include:

Kiosk gets a makeover!

Our ice cream and drinks kiosk has had a good sanding and is ready for painting.
We thought we would give it a bright set of narrowboat colours; green and burgundy.

Recent visitors will have seen the main office undergo a bit of a tranformation too.

Boats and fallen trees

One of our boats came in handy as a platform for dealing with a fallen tree near Deepcut. BCA workers used the narrowboat to get to the tree which was quickly removed to keep the navigation open, well done guys!

A family of visitors

We had a nice surprise a few days ago when a family of swans decided to use our slipway to take a rest. We didn't charge the usual slippage fee!