Living Aboard

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Choosing to live aboard is a big decision to make and many people make that decision without sufficient knowledge about the real challenges of moving onto a narrowboat.

Our Living Aboard course is run by Terry Saul who has lived aboard for over 10 years and is packed full of practical hints and tips to smooth the transition to life afloat.

Our course covers all the important areas you need to look at when Living Aboard. These include:


  • Types of moorings
  • Continuous Cruising
  • Winter Moorings

Boat Tech

  • Loos
  • Batteries and electrics
  • Insulation
  • Maintenance

Boat Living

  • Food deliveries and storage
  • Laundry
  • Practical clothing
  • Dealing with humidity
  • Coal boats and other deliveries

Admin Stuff

  • Doctors / Dentists
  • Post
  • Phones and Internet
  • Transport
  • Banking

Run in our dedicated classroom at Debdale Marina this one day course packs an incredible amount of information into a short period of time and if you are thinking of moving aboard permanently or even cruising for extended periods of time then this course is essential for you.

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Location: Classroom

Cost: £75

Maximum # students 10

Minimum # students 4

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