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Caravan lift bridge (215) pictures
27 Aug 2014 at 12:23pm

The morning walk took Boots and I past the lift bridge this morning.

CRT were on site discussing what they would do to open navigation and were confident they could get it cleared by the end of t...

No surprise - caravan life bridge collapse
26 Aug 2014 at 9:01pm
Several of us have written about it, and many of us have noticed it.  Finally the bridge has collapsed closing navigation. Here is the stoppage notice:


River Lea
1 Aug 2014 at 8:35am

I snapped up the opportunity of a river trip on Monday. I dashed to the train station and in no time at all I was on the boat heading somewhere with a bunch of people I had never met. It was BRILLI...

Blisworth, Grump, suspensions and fury.
29 Jul 2014 at 10:15pm
I am all in favour of festivals but I was cursing them on Saturday.  And Sunday.  I can't make the Blisworth Canal festival on the 8th and 9th August but I thought I would spend a week there this w...

Blogger Ville
17 Jul 2014 at 1:02pm
Yesterday was a day of bloggers!  The Halfie's had just set out on their retirement cruise when they came across me so they stopped for a catch up.  After propping up their door frame and admiring ...

11 Jul 2014 at 5:14am

There I was working from home having a jolly time and I decided I would just 'pop' in to town to do an errand and buy some food.  I was almost ready, put the keys in the ignition and then noticed t...

A walk through Blisworth
7 Jul 2014 at 1:46pm

Blisworth is another lovely Northamptonshire village.  This morning I went down to see Still Rockin? as they disappeared through the tunnel.

the morning light shone upon Raymond!

7 Jul 2014 at 7:18am
My phone is now back in action - but I don't have everyone's numbers so leave a message when you phone and sign your text!

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A quick word from our last customer...

"Great job Chris and Laura! It was a pleasure to do business with you. The boat looks fantastic, in fact better than when we bought new in 1995. You would never believe it was 18 years old! We will promote OBPC when the opportunity arises. Rock on dude - with your acoustic! :)"

Here at Oxon Boat Painting we are dedicated to producing some of the finest craftmanship on the Canal Network. This means we have produced some of the best painted boats around!

A fully rounded preliminary service is available to our customers including:
• Free no obligation estimates
• Free consultations
• Planning and Scheduling

Our Narrowboat Painting services include:
• Bare metal repaints
• Traditional Coach Painting by brush
• Traditional Canal Decoration
• Signwriting
• Blacking (Bitumen)
• Blacking (2 pack Epoxy Pitch).

Above Left: Narrowboat Hannah
Above Right: Mark Phelps (OBPCo. Contractor)
Below Left: Narrowboat Royden
Below Right: Chris Weston (OBPCo. Owner)

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Latest news, videos and pictures from Oxon.

Oxon in Waterways W
Dynamic Photographer and Journalist Tony Jones gets down to the nity grity and asks 'what is the real cost of owning a Narrowboat?'.

In his November article he asks Oxon what kind of money traditional Boat Painters are charging for their services. A thoroughly informative and pleasant read, Tony's article can be found here.


Oxon featured on Channel 5
In March 2009 we were contacted by Twofour Broadcast in regard to re-painting the superb cruising Hotel and Restaurant boat the African Queen for the Channel Five programme 'The Hotel Inspector'.

We gave the boat a complete repaint using Blakes paints.
The programme about the African Queen airs on August 10th 2009.

The African Queen website

Historic Motor 'Snipe'
We are very proud to announce that we have just completed a re-paint for the famous historic Narrowboat the Snipe. Snipe is one of the eight Cowburn and Cowpar motors built by Yarwoods around 1934/35....