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New to Boating?

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

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Your thoughts would be welcome - last post by Peter X

General Boating

  1. Crew Swap

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

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One for Mike - last post by Phil Ambrose

Boat Building & Maintenance

  1. Build Blogs

For general discussion on building and maintaining boats.

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Canopus and Sculptor - last post by Dalslandia


For general discussion on waterways and boat equipment.

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Washing machine recommendation - last post by mross

Living Afloat

  1. Recipes

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

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Air Fryer Recipes - last post by WotEver

Waterways Holidays

For discussion about holidays afloat, arranging and hire boats, etc.

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Paris houseboat - how to rent? - last post by ditchcrawler

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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Braunston - last post by Ray T

History & Heritage

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

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Historic Boats for sale online - last post by NB Alton


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

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Hack Green locks - last post by junior

Frequently Asked Questions

For common topics on boats and boating.

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Lighting your fire - last post by Sea Dog

Boat Handling

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

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How to do canal locks like... - last post by archie57

Vintage Engine Forum

  1. BMC,
  2. Gardner,
  3. Kelvin,
  4. Lister,
  5. National/Russell Newbery,
  6. Semi-Diesel,
  7. Others

Talk about your Lister, BMC and Kelvins here.

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Front Crankshaft Oil Seal - last post by Tony Brooks