Be Happy Thrive and Stay Alive as a Live Aboard Boater on Britain’s Waterways

Cover image of Be Happy Thrive and Stay Alive as a Live Aboard Boater on Britain’s Waterways, by Mike Wells
Canal photo by Mike Wells

Kindle Book For Boaters by Mike Wells.

New to boating?

Thinking about buying or renting a boat? Everything you need to know to survive and thrive as live aboard boater. The author, Mike Wells, was brought up in a boating family, is a Coastal Skipper, and has been a live aboard boater in London for 11 years. He is one of very few people to have seen evidence of the River Lea Monster. Read this guide and avoid the need to use the acronym B.O.A.T. (borrow another thousand).

How to buy a boat
Advantages and disadvantages of living on a boat
How to tie up and moor a boat
How to safely transit locks
How to light your solid fuel burner
Personal and boat security
Managing electricity, gas, water, and waste
Gas and fire safety
Changing the gas bottle
Boat handling
Knot tying
The weed hatch
The stern gland
Simple engine checks
The most common ways to a sink and how not to
Dealing with the Canal and River Miss-Trust
Drinking water and water tanks
What tools to buy
Batteries
Boater étiquette

Be Happy Thrive and Stay Alive as a Live Aboard Boater on Britain’s Waterways
by Mike Wells (mikexwells@gmail.com)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077T5HHPD

Boating Resources
-
User login