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New to Boating?

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

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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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Towing...locks...etiquette - last post by Mac of Cygnet

Boat Building & Maintenance

  1. Build Blogs

For general discussion on building and maintaining boats.

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Engine not starting - last post by Iain_S


For general discussion on waterways and boat equipment.

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Bow Thruster Batteries! - last post by Mike the Boilerman

Living Afloat

  1. Recipes

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

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Cold in winter - last post by Nightwatch

Waterways Holidays

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

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Norfolk Broads : Can you us... - last post by Traveller

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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2016 Pub Cruise - last post by Mac of Cygnet

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 billybobbooth


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

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Stoppage At Railway Bridge... - last post by matty40s

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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Single handed in locks - ho... - last post by bastion

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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Lister diesel Issues - last post by dmr