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galleonmarine's blog


Bellow are some of our experiences, happy moments, funny stories and more. Baking is our passion and our mission is to share all of it with you!

Keep Net-1 Dawn-0

I had a call out during the torrential rain today to remove a fishermans keep net from the propeller of Dawn (one of the Accessible Boats) Luckily it only took 10 minutes so the guests could get underway and enjoy the rest of their trip. The rain did eventually stop too.

What's in the Weed Hatch?

It is amazing what you find wrapped around a narrowboat propeller, so far this year we have had 2 crayfish nets, a ladies top, a jumper, a hoodie, some rope and today we found this nice combo of plastic bags, fishing line and rope.


Thank you everyone who has taken the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. Small businesses like ours rely heavily on word of mouth and providing a service that people want. If we can maintain a good level of service we will gain exposure and  that will bring more new visitors to the boatyard so thank you again all for your wonderful support.

Back on line again!

After what seems a huge downtime, we are finally able to rely on our telecoms again. The culprit was a tree which had stretched our phone line to the point where it was almost useless. From now on we hope to post regularly about events at the boatyard.

Magna Carta Weekend Approaches

We are all excited about the celebrations over this weekend. The boat rally at Colt Wharf is now expecting 20 visiting boats all decorated up with bunting. We have our birds of prey display and a jam and chutney stall on site. We have built and tested our temporary ferry to shuttle people from the towpath to our boatyard which will save a long walk around. On the wharf side there will be canalia stalls, Anwells brewery, heavy horses, boat demonstrations, a brass band and morris dancers.