Do's and Don'ts of Barging

Many of the following points apply wherever you are doing your barging whether it is in the UK or Continental Europe. Barges are slow, heavy vessels which need skilful handling. Once those skills are mastered they are easy to steer, fun to travel about on and very simple to handle. Keeping yourself and your crew safe is the essential prerequisite to a hugely exciting and satisfying adventure.

If thinking about going on the sea or estuary, read the articles in the Cruising section of the Knowledgebase.

Further thoughts on safety can be found in Tam Murrel's barging blog

Keep safe;  be happy;  have fun on your barge.

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