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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