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New to Boating?

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

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Where can I get liability i... - last post by clairag rowtonmoor

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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6 month licences ? - last post by Jerra

Waterways Holidays

For dicussion about holidays afloat!

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booking a Black Prince boat... - last post by Hwpa46

Boat Building & Maintenance

  1. Build Blogs

For general discussion on building and maintaining boats.

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do "boats" bother w... - last post by mrsmelly


For general discussion on waterways and boat equipment.

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Victory Paraffin Heater - last post by chubby

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 roland elsdon

Living Afloat

  1. Recipes

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

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MMMMarmite recipies - last post by Jamm

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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Up the Foss - last post by Fitter kieron


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

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Boat sunk lock 64 Hemel Hem... - last post by Graham Davis

Frequently Asked Questions

For common topics on boats and boating.

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First time owner - Inverter... - last post by Fender151

Boat Handling

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

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Stopping tidily at lock lan... - last post by FadeToScarlet

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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RN slowly died - last post by mattlad