Getting Started In Boating….

Getting Started In Boating….2019-08-14T09:08:35+00:00

We so often get asked about how to get started in boating in our area (North West England), and while this is not meant to be the definitive guide, here a few basic pieces of advice we often find ourselves giving that seem to be appreciated..

 

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…

One of the first things you need to decide is where you want to do your boating…and different boating environments require very different sets of skills and knowledge, provide very different experiences, and require very different boats…

Canals – In the North West we are fortunate to have some superb canal waterways – and for many this is an ideal way to get into boating as it provides an relatively simple way to enjoy life afloat without needing to learn too much in the way of seamanship compared to the knowledge required to go to sea (especially in our area). To get on the canals you need a motor boat that is especially designed for the shallow waters and low bridges of the canals – traditional style narrowboats are of course very popular

Lake District – Having the magnificent Lake District on our doorstep opens up

The Sea – While boating at sea in our area can be truly magnificient

 

LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP – AND TRY BEFORE YOU BUY…

Boating at sea is not for everyone – and the reality of it