How not to drive a boat

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Last week I had a brilliant day out — at last I managed to find the time to go out and do my Inland Waterways Helmsman's Certificate with Linda from Cheshire Cat Training which is based at the Marina. Typically it just so happened to be one of the windiest days of the week but at least the rain kept off. The day started off promisingly — a mug of hot tea and biscuits while we had the safety talk. It wasn't all that confidence building to hear about all the nasty ways you can seriously injure yourself whilst floating along the canal, but joking aside it really made me think about how foolish we can all sometimes be when it comes to our own safety. We had a great time — Colin and Angus were there too and we all spent the day arguing about whose turn it was next....until we got to the tricky bits (narrow bridges, winding holes, near collision narrows) when all of a sudden they both seemed really keen to hand me the tiller.....

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The bridge in the Snow
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Winter is on its way — don't get caught out — make sure you winterise your boat. Ask at Reception about our winterising and dewinterising and our Overwinter Care package. call us on 01270 812677 or email info@o...

Misty Monday
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Stay say this winter and check your Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Smoke alarms — it could save your life! Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer — it has no odour. DO make sure your boat has a CO alarm, DO check the batteries, DO respond if it goes off — open the windows and doors and get out of the boat. DON'T leave ashes from your fire inside the boat — even as they cool they can be giving off...

Anna
Janet: Fri 11 Oct

Don't ignore your life jackets — this time of year is a good time to check them over and get them serviced. You can service your life jacket through SeaSafe from as little as £9.95. You can drop it off at the Overwater Reception and they will collect it for you. Call the Marina Reception on 01270 812677 for more...

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