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Old 06 August 2015, 12:25   #1
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A gentle SIB on the leeds liverpool canal - I don't think

I wanted to take my 2.6m sib on the leeds Liverpool canal throughout the winter months just to keep my hand in. When i tried to register with the canal and river trust its a nightmare and impossible to register a sib or rib other than as a tender for a larger boat.
I just want to do a few miles between locks rowing and using a quiet electric engine but it does not look possible to register.
Very disappointed...
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Old 06 August 2015, 13:30   #2
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Its very easy. Just register it as a normal boat.

Make sure you say it's an open boat without any electrical system.

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You could always just "do it" & say nowt. Not that I'd advocate such behaviour of course
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Going on waters where boats are allowed In a tiny inflatable that can be carried, driving at displacement speed and being courteous to others isn't going to land you in jail.
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I just chuck the boat in and go never had a prob
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Just Do it and Stand Fast. (Shropshire Union Electric Freebooter). Regards.
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You can put your boat in the Forth & Clyde canal for the day and it'll only cost 150....
Tried emailing them to check this and yes, they just ignore emails
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For many waterways, the Canal and Rivers Trust website allows you to book a day ticket or a week ticket at very reasonable rates. I don't mind paying for the use of canals and rivers, both of which are artificially maintained at great cost. I have never yet been asked to show my ticket, but I would not be comfortable using locks without proof I'd paid. Some cruiser owners can be quite arsey.

Alternatively, christen your SIB, "Tender to Lazy Daze" and bluff.
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Forth & Clyde canal charge 12 for the day, that allows the use of a slip to launch. If wanting to pass through a lock you should give at least 24hrs notice.

I've launched at Croy and motored (slowly) along to the locks at Maryhill. A fair stretch of canal without having to pass through any locks.
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If you have only a small engine and you have transom wheels it is often easy to bypass locks.
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