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Mon Feb 27, 2017 at 3:26pm
1. What is it really like living on a narrow boat?Living on a narrow boat can be a fantastic way of life, if you enjoy the outdoors and being close to nature then this style of living is going to suit you down to the ground. The other great fact is you are able to travel the UK canal network at your leisure, taking the time to discover parts of the UK many others don’t have the opportunity to enjoy via the canal. Also there are never any traffic jams on the canal so travelling is trouble f....
Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 12:32pm
Etiquetteon the CanalsA basicknowledge of etiquette can make a boat trip of any length much more enjoyableLocksBeforeoperating a lock which is set against you, do check that there is not a boatcoming in the opposite direction that could use the lock first - Bypausing for a short time then helping the opposite approaching boat throughsaves wasted water and you are actually then setting the lock for your passageat the same time. To reverse the lock may delay the opposite direction boat byabout 10-....
Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 11:23am
The Boat Safety Scheme is administered by the Canal and River Trust and is in force on rivers and canals managed by them and the Environment Agency.  The certificate itself is the equivalent to a Car MOT.Carrying out a Boat Safety CertificateIn order for your narrowboat to get a Boat Safety Certificate (BSC) your boat has to be examined by a Boat Safety Examiner.   To find a Boat Safety Examiner you can either look at the latest copy of Waterways World, go to Canal Junction&n....
Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 10:56am
What is the Recreational Craft Directive?The recreational craft directive (RCD) applies to a boat builder.  Every new boat between 2.5 and 24 meters built after June 16th 1998 must meet the requirements of the RCD (there are a few exceptions to the rule).  The RCD documentation requires the craft to meet certain safety criteria such as the correct installation of gas and electrics.  Buying a completed Canal BoatWhen a boat is fitted out and complete t....