Hints & Tips
The boat club committeee and its members have a wealth of knowlegde and experience of boating and boat related topics.
Below we have tried to provide a source of this knowledge, if there is anything missing please contact us.
Disclaimer: Farndon Boat Club accepts no responsiblility for the accuracy of the FAQ contents.
The following notes are intended for newcomers to the river, but should be read by the experienced users of our waters as a reminder of the care and consideration we expect from other users when we ourselves use a boat on the river.
Local Lock Priorities
Feature Trip boats ‘Nottingham Princess’ and ‘Sonning’ have priority over leisure crafts as these are commercial crafts and run to schedule. It is also advisable to let these craft into the lock first due to their size and for your safety.
If you’re going to leave your boat unattended for any period of time you will need to take steps to protect it from the damaging effects of winter. We’ve put together some tips to help you prepare your boat for the colder months ahead.
Lifejackets & Bouyancy Aids
It is sensible to wear a lifejacket, especially near locks, deep or fast flowing water and at night. We recommend that children, non-swimmers and those with disabilities wear a lifejacket or buoyancy aid at all times.
FIRE Safety on Boats
Did you know? Fires on boats have killed 30 boaters in the last 20 years.
Most fire are preventable. Here is some tips and advice on how to protect your boat and crew from fire, and what to do should a fire break out.
Boat Safety Scheme (BSS)
The Boat Safety Scheme, or BSS, is a public safety initiative owned by the Canal & River Trust and the Environment Agency. Its purpose is to help minimise the risk of fires, explosions, or pollution harming visitors to the inland waterways, the waterways' workforce and any other users.
Practical Guide - Used Boat Self-Survey
For most of us, a used boat purchase represents the second largest purchase we are likely to make. Even a modest boat is a serious outlay when you are on a modest income.
Select the link below "Read more..." to download the Motor Boat Owner "Practical Guide - Used Boat Self-Survey" booklet.