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Moorings! All your questions answered. Well, 15 of them anyway.

All your moorings questions answered

Right! I’ve decided to buy a boat. Please tell me everything I need to know about moorings. Uh… such as what, for instance? 1. Such as do I need to secure a mooring before I buy my boat? I was told NOT to buy a boat unless I’d already secured a mooring. For what it’s […]


Rent-bidding for long term moorings might be legal. But is it ethical?

Mooring auctions

All along the British waterways there are thousands of long term mooring spots that are owned and managed by the Canal and River Trust. For those of us looking for such a mooring, these spots are available to rent for up to three years through the CRT’s auction website. Just like another well-known online auction […]


Buying a boat: Should I choose a narrowbeam or widebeam?

Should I buy a widebeam boat

When I first viewed my narrowbeam boat I knew immediately it was the one for me. Apart from the lovely oak-and-ash interior, and the glorious lotus flower painted on the exterior rear doors, what I liked most about it was that it reminded me of one of those pencilcases you used to get as a […]


Buying your first boat: five things to think about

5 things when buying a boat

For many people, buying a boat will be the most expensive purchase they’ve ever made. Here’s what you need to think about before handing over any cash.   1. What checks do I need to make when buying a boat? Buying a boat is like buying a car. If you’re buying a boat to live […]



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