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Old 15 June 2012, 18:01   #11
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How does it work with the boat name requirements and reg plate? I'm planning to do either 1 day tickets or 31 day depending on how much I think I will use the boat on that river. The website makes out like you could be fined 1000 if you don't have a boat name displayed at 3 points on the boat and have a reg number at the prow... seems a bit over kill. I was going to knock some name tags out at work and laminate them. I don't want to name my boat to the point it's hard work to unname it. It's my starter boat and intend to sell it.
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Old 15 June 2012, 18:03   #12
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oh you answered my questions while I was asking them. Thanks Landlockedpirate.
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Old 15 June 2012, 18:32   #13
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How does it work with the boat name requirements and reg plate? I'm planning to do either 1 day tickets or 31 day depending on how much I think I will use the boat on that river. The website makes out like you could be fined 1000 if you don't have a boat name displayed at 3 points on the boat and have a reg number at the prow... seems a bit over kill. I was going to knock some name tags out at work and laminate them. I don't want to name my boat to the point it's hard work to unname it. It's my starter boat and intend to sell it.

As a visitor you get 2 pieces of card with a number on them, just stick them on each side of the boat and these become your identification for your trip.

Be aware, the 31 day licence is for consecuive days, but you can buy 2 of them,
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Old 15 June 2012, 18:45   #14
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Thanks for the info. From what I read you can buy any combination that results in up to 62 days temporary licence. The BW 30 day explorer licence is far better for our type of boating. It's a shame the EA doesn't offer the same thing. That said I think BW wanted to ditch it but it was too popular.
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Old 16 June 2012, 03:34   #15
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I have been buying hundreds of visitor passes over years. Keep changing the address and no problems.

We've done a week long trip up the Thames from Richmond up to Henley stopping at campsites along the way and maybe a few pubs

Top tip - even when moored chuck the anchor over the side to stop the youths undoing your mooring lines and we took a padlock and chain as well.

A huge tarpaulin was a big help to wrap kit up but on one day we tied it to the A frame and made a kind of Camel Trophy rib type.

Have a look at this guide - http://www.waterscape.com/media/documents/1784.pdf

Plus don't forget you can now camp at many of the locks rather than walking miles to campsites. There is loads of information available on the Thames here - Environment Agency - River Thames Campsites, hotels, locks, the Olympics, slipways, moorings etc etc.

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Thanks for all the replies and information, especially about the camping at the locks, this will be helpfull in organising a trip if the weather improves???
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