Blog Posts: September 2013
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 at 1:17pm
Knots for Narrowboating Out of many thousands of knots that have been developed over the years, a basic selection is all you should need for most of your narrowboating requirements.  Many rope manufacturers print booklets with drawings of simple knots, which you will find useful to help you to practice tying knots.Round Turn and Two Half HitchesThe simplest and most useful knot in all mooring situations is the round turn and two half hitches.  This can be used to make fast to a bollard....
Mon Sep 9, 2013 at 5:08pm
Tying up Your Boat To MoorWhen mooring your narrowboat it is essential to make sure that you know how to tie it up securely to prevent the boat from drifting away and also to protect the boat from damage to itself or other boats that may be moored next door.If you are moored on a river there may be a current, in which case it is preferable to moor facing up stream.  This will avoid pressure on the rudder from flowing water or debris from drifting  into the rudder or propeller which cou....