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New to Boating?

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

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Newbie...Trojan t105 - last post by nicknorman

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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Views on this unique boat - last post by stegra

Boat Building & Maintenance

  1. Build Blogs

For general discussion on building and maintaining boats.

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Control (instrument) Panel - last post by Robbo


For general discussion on waterways and boat equipment.

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Blue flames from donated wood - 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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Baby on board.. - last post by mrsmelly

Waterways Holidays

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

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Long term narrowboat hire a... - 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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Avon down and up the Severn... - last post by Kiwidad

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 Athy


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

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Bridgewater Closed 13th Feb... - last post by Cloudinspector

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 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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A tale of two JP3s - last post by Mikexx