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

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42 feet of pure prettiness - last post by Ssscrudddy

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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Crossing the channel from e... - last post by Scholar Gypsy

Waterways Holidays

For dicussion about holidays afloat!

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Navigating the Great Ouse t... - last post by john6767

Boat Building & Maintenance

  1. Build Blogs

For general discussion on building and maintaining boats.

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Boat won't start. - last post by Laurie.Booth


For general discussion on waterways and boat equipment.

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Seem to be using more power... - last post by dccruiser

History & Heritage

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

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Chimney chain..? - last post by Ray T

Living Afloat

  1. Recipes

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

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The Practicalities of Life... - last post by Phil Ambrose

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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Pricey beer stops - last post by bag 'o' bones


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

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Theal swing bridge Kennet a... - last post by Liam webb

Frequently Asked Questions

For common topics on boats and boating.

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Lighting your fire - last post by New to this

Boat Handling

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

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wide beam - last post by Iain_S

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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Pulley - last post by DHutch