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adventure Best place to find someone up for an adventure?Can anyone please advise me of the best place / forum / publication / venue to find a travelling companion to undertake a narrowboat adventure around the UK for an extended period of time? Someone with a boat would be good but I am willing to buy one myself. I can crew but not able to skipper. It has been a long held dream of mine to tour on a narrowboat and I want to make it happen! I am a 62yo man retired with no commitments.
Hi, At Manchester Cruises in Salford Quays we are searching for a new Skipper/ Boat master to run weekend and evening cruises on our sightseeing & party boat. You need to be able to get to and from Salford Quays (near The Lowry Shopping Outlet) as our boat docks in this area. The company will provide your sailor uniform accessories. Starting pay is £8.20 per hour with the opportunity to earn bonuses from ticket sales. We are looking for someone with any kind of boating experience who is willing to learn on the job and enjoy themselves. For more information please see our ad here: http://www.gumtree.com/p/jobs/boat-skippermaster-for-manchester-cruises/1066570485 To apply, please email us with your CV to email@example.com along with a covering letter detailing why you think you are suitable for this role and including any relevant previous experience. We are looking for someone asap, if you think you would enjoy this job please apply now!
Help required moving widebeam from Liverpool to LeedsHi everyone, hope someone is able to point me in the direction of some help. I've a widebeam in Liverpool Marina but have a berth waiting on the Aire & Calder. Boat is just about ready to move after a long fit out (not everything completed yet but comfortable). Safety Cert done, waterways license requested, so basically, ready to go anytime - preferably asap as 2 marina fees running in parallel! I've never navigated a canal boat before and unfamiliar with the etiquette of locks and overnight moorings, yet alone the peculiarities of what I'm told are some difficult swing bridges near to Liverpool plus the dreaded Wigan rise. I've had the offer of an odd days help but ideally could do with assistance for the whole journey if possible. A journey planner site suggests it's approximately 120 miles and some 90 or so locks so quite a challenge for a first outing! Alternative is if anyone knows any reasonably priced transport company and suggestions as to where the boat could be lifted at either end.
Trip around London
itierney posted a topic in Cruise Diaries & ReportsHey, Would anyone like a hand moving their boat in the next week or so? I'm in the London area. I'm getting a boat in a few weeks and I'd like to build up some experience dealing with locks etc. Thanks, Ian
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to live on a narrowboat and cruise the waterways of the UK. I can now realise that dream as I am no longer held down by work, relationship, pets or finances. Trouble is, where to start?! I have come to realise that I know nothing! I need to find someone who is looking for an adventure and has time on their hands to do it. That someone may already have a boat and need crew or company or may want to share the cost of a boat or just crew on a boat I buy. So many options! Probably the place to start is with finding who is willing to do a trip around most of the navigable waterways of the UK. I need someone who can pilot the boat as it is something I cannot do. I prefer the company of women but I am not looking for a romance here just a skipper! I am 61 and an interesting character I am told! Please get in touch if you think this could be you, all options are open.
Boat Master for hire
awanderingbargeman posted a topic in Crew SwapBoat moves: Freelance skipper providing free general consultation and an excellent service. Transport, Relocation, etc. https://www.awanderingbargeman.co.uk/