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Narrow Boat Batteries: To Beautiful Yelvertoft Marina

Narrow Boat Batteries

Narrow Boat Batteries
Narrow Boat Batteries

Narrow Boat Batteries

Living on a narrow boat requires a reliable power source, which is why good boat batteries are so important. They provide electrical power for lights, appliances, heating, and more. The two most common types of boat batteries are lead-acid and lithium-ion.

Lead-acid batteries are more affordable, but they have a shorter lifespan and are less efficient than lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are more expensive, but they are lighter, have a longer lifespan, and offer more power output. It is important to choose the right type of battery for your needs and to maintain it properly to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

I am convinced that the UK is the world centre for river and canal boat marinas. I do know that other countries do like cruising, but after travelling the whole of the UK delivering my marine and narrow boat leisure batteries, the UK must be number one!

Today was to be no exception! Unusually, I had a delivery and a collection both in the same area. So, on arrival at the place where my Sat-Nav dropped me off, I struggled to find the marina! However, a couple out walking soon put me in the right direction.

On arrival, the gates of the marina were locked shut. So, I had to enter a code that was given to me by the boat owner near the gate. The gates opened, and I travelled about a mile on a very neat and carefully tended tarmac driveway over a brow, from which the marina and its many boats could be seen in the distance.

Very neat and proper!

Most of the UK marinas and boat moorings are of a high standard, and this included the “Yelvertoft marina.” All the narrow boats were in pairs and neatly fastened to their moorings. So, on arrival, I had called the lady customer, and she was to meet me near her parked Renault Clio.

She greeted me on arrival and proceeded to take her four narrow boat batteries in a large wheelbarrow to her boat, which was moored up close by. We exchanged a few niceties, and then I left the marina on my way to a Corby battery supplier to collect some urgent stock.

As I wrote in a previous blog, car batteries are in short supply, so I have now had to travel further afield to keep my stocks going. This time, it was a pallet of 755 Varta car batteries that I was collecting.

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