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General Boating

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For general discussion on the waterways of the world! Ask any questions about boating and licensing in here.

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Waterways Holidays

For dicussion about holidays afloat!

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For general discussion on waterways and boat equipment.

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Living Afloat

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For discussion and tips on living aboard a boat, both full-time or holiday.

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will I be ok with a 60ft bo... - last post by patty-ann

Cruise Diaries

This section is to post details of your trips, journeys, adventures and anything else that you think others may find useful.

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New to Boating?

Find answers to frequently asked questions in here, or post a new question.

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Really scared now!! - last post by Southern Star


Please post any stoppages information for the benefit of other users.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For common topics on boats and boating.

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Boat Handling

Can't quite get the boat to move where you want it to? Post in here for help!

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Boat Building & Maintenance

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For general discussion on building and maintaining boats.

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Vintage Engine Forum

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Talk about your Lister, BMC and Kelvins here.

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The Virtual Pub

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Relax in the luxurious surroundings of our very own bar. Discuss whatever you like in here, and enjoy a virtual drink or two!

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THE unSTABLE BAR - last post by John V

Fishing, Cycling and Walking

General discussion on fishing, cycling and walking.

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For Sale & Wanted

Items for sale and wanted.

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Waterways News

A trial forum for you to post waterways related news articles. Please remember to quote the source.

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History & Heritage

For anything relating to historical boats, waterways, buildings and their restoration.

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Canal World Gallery

Visit the Canal World Picture Gallery

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Canal World Blogs

View our member's personal blogs or create your own.

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Discuss anything relating to waterways events in here.

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Links Directory

  1. General Interest,
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Find and add links to your favourite waterways website in here!

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Stoke Bruerne website - last post by Leo No2

Articles, Resources and Merchandise.

Waterways articles, and resources. As well as CWDF stickers and merchandise.

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Discuss the latest site announcements.

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Technical & Account Support

For anything to do with technical issues and account queries.

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