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  1. #1
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    Default New to boating - what do I need?

    I have just collected my new boat and arranged mooring at the river. I have arranged a course to improve my skills, purchased a river licence and insurance but I wanted to confirm if there is anything else I need?

    Also regarding insurance, do you have any suggestions on good providers - itís just a 30ft on the river?

    Cheers
    Mark

  2. #2
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    Depending on the river you may need a boat safety scheme certificate.


    You will need a decent set of tools, service parts like impellers and filters and the knowledge of how to fit them.

    Boat go wrong regularly

  3. #3
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    Lots of fenders and boathooks

  4. #4
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    A deep never ending wallet !!!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    Well I have the fenders and BSS....

    Quote Originally Posted by jrudge View Post
    Depending on the river you may need a boat safety scheme certificate.


    You will need a decent set of tools, service parts like impellers and filters and the knowledge of how to fit them.

    Boat go wrong regularly

  6. #6
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    Have a look at the Thames forum. Lots of good river based advice, not just for the Thames.

  7. #7
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    Surrey and Gosport UK
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    A highly developed sense of patience when dealing with many in the marine industry. You don't say what level your engine skills are at but if modest then a mate who knows marine engines and might give you some advice might be useful to prepare you for the future?

  8. #8
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    Just add fuel.
    We have a rope in place on each corner at all times ...ready for all mooring possibilities .
    Do you have a vhf radio and the operators certificate and ships radio license?

  9. #9
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    A Common sense approach to all scenarios.

  10. #10
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    Default Re: New to boating - what do I need?

    Lots of money

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