Rust Tubercles

One of the great joys (please take this in the most subjective manner you can) in surveying boats is the wide range of corrosion mechanisms and their effects on the variety of metals on offer to the attentive marine surveyor. Finding, identifying and reporting on...

Cleaning Your Bottom

It continues to amaze me that there are still yards operating on the canal network who do not, as a matter of policy, routinely clean and paint the bottom plate of narrowboats during periodic blacking. Several reasons are often given such as “it will only rub off”,...