Learning the hard way: Rotten bungee balls and blocked drain holes

I took Scally Waggler out for a cruise on the River Medway last weekend and realised that I had neglected her a bit recently, the bungee balls which hold the canopy fast were a bit less elasticated than they ought to be and she was in need of a good clean.

However, in the usual rush to return home upon mooring I didn’t clean her or switch the bungee balls over for new one’s.

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RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Course – Thames Boat Training

I recently completed the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman course with Thames Boat Training.

Thames Boat Training is run by an awesome guy called Paul, who is an incredibly experienced sailor. He’s based on a narrowboat in Shepperton and will tailor courses to meet your needs. The training takes place onboard one of his two narrowboats, and due to the sheer size of the boats offer the perfect training experience for any future motor cruiser.

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The Thames Boat Training narrowboat which I learnt on

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Norfolk Broads Boating Holiday With Herbert Woods

Over the Easter weekend we went on a 3 night boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads with Herbert Woods.

It was great fun and I would recommend it to anyone who has a good sense of humour! No experience is necessary as you’re given a good tutorial when you arrive and you will also be given a really useful manual to refer back to.

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Beautiful scenery on the Norfolk Broads

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