Here are boating resources and information by London Boaters. Members may comment on matters presented here, and add items to the London Boaters directory.

Return from the Lanky - and a rescue - VIDEOS

February 2017 - Peter Underwood recalls an expedition to the northern waters of the Lancashire Canal.

If the route north through the Bridgewater Canal is cleared in time, many more boaters will be planning to make the crossing of the Ribble Estuary to take a look at the Lanky. About three years ago we made the trip and I made a few videos about the preparation needed, the crossing, the canal and the return journey.

In addition I looked at the un-restored Northern Reaches which have since been adopted by a nerw group of enthusiasts led by Colin Ogden.

Giant Hogweed identification and dangers

Ever forage for wood or kindling? Common around waterways, beware that the sap from Giant Hogweed seriously burns you via Phytophotodermatitis, even for many years after initial exposure.

Yes you cannot overstate the danger of GIANT HOGWEED! Watch this super informative video show you just how - Go to 14:40 in the video to learn how to spot the young plants as well as when fully grown.

Things to know when thinking about buying a narrowboat to Continuously Cruise - VIDEO

Jasmin's excellent "Thinking of Buying A Narrowboat To Continuously Cruise? My HUGE list of PROs And CONS" video

Here are links to videos about each topic, and a play list with all these videos and a few bonus.

Useful information for Boaters

Some useful contacts, regulations and information about boating in London.

EMERGENCIES

In an emergency dial 999 (i.e. crime in progress) for non-urgent or after event 101. You can add to crime incident map below: Crime incidents or accidents or any other similar incidents anywhere on canal or towpath should ALSO be reported to CRT using this form CRT safety-near-miss-reporting-form

King's Cross/Granary Sq area - for their private security dial 0207 664 5700 and ask for 'control'

To get help for a boater in need, call the Waterways Chaplaincy 07717813682

If a boat is listing badly or in danger of sinking contact CRT: 0303 040 4040 during office hours or 0800 47 999 47 out of hours, give the boat name, number and location. They will contact the owner. Try and fix the problem if you can, but if you can’t at least call CRT

FUEL BOATS

(East side of London)
Baron - Noah - 07775580342 - (all fuels and pump out) LV to Limehouse.
https://www.facebook.com/baron.coal...
Clover - Michael Pinnock 07725 754570 (based at South Island Marina, Ponders End)
(West side of London)
Tom Tug/Taurus - Pete Wakeham - 07774 166497 (Denham to Brentford /bulls bridge to Camden)
Ash - Pete Wakeham - 07774 166497 (Denham to Brentford /bulls bridge to Camden .)

Interactive map of facilities

Here is a shared map with all water/recycling/pump outs etc and other POIs

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=zCk87KX9lZWQ.kSEDGdUn1JSI

Gas Safety Week 2017

Image for Gas Safety Week 2017

Who said your neighbours’ gas is safe?

Gas safety and Coulrophobia

Gas Safety logo

Gas safety and Coulrophobia* – by Ron Gooding

It seems so simple working with gas. A little bit of pipe, some orange hose with numbers on it and a few clips. Also my mate’s dad is a plumber and said he can help. I mean it isn’t rocket science is it?

About Renting a boat in London

If you are thinking of hiring or renting a boat privately, offering your boat for hire, or buying a boat to rent-out, The Canal and River Trust has recently published the following statement about privately renting boats:

Register to vote in the 2015 General Election

Have you registered to vote in the General Election on 7 May?

If you live on a boat, you must register by 20th April and before every election to be eligible to vote.

Live aboard boaters in Hackney can register to vote by declaring a local connection. The declaration of a local connection form can be requested by calling 020 8356 3232 or by collecting a form in person from Electoral Services at Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA.

CRT "Places" Maps defy Law and Geography

National Bargee Travellers Association statement: Canal & River Trust "Places" Maps Defy Law and Geography.

Mooring Policy BW / CART

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