Video Tutorials

We have been developing a series of tutorial videos to support the Boat Handling training that we deliver. The videos aren't a replacement for hands-on learning but will show you what is possible with a little training.

The videos have not been made by a professional production company so please excuse any technical gaffs but they should go along way to showing the beginner what to expect on a boat handling course.

The boating videos make use of our unique "Sterncam" view.

1. Basic Speed Control and Steering.

 

2. Narrowboat Leaving a Mooring With Crew.

 

3. Mooring Up Using Crew off at the Bow.

 

4. Leaving a Mooring Single Handed, Stern First.

 

5. Mooring Up Using Crew Off at the Stern.

 

6. Leaving a Mooring Single Handed Stern First.

 

7. Steering a Narrowboat into a Canal Arm.

 

8. Mooring Up Single Handed.

 

9. Springing On.

10. Reversing.

 

11 Springing Off

 

12. Lock Descent

 

13. Springing Off, Winding and Springing On.

 

14. Steaming on a Spring and Ascending Broad Lock.

15. Tying the T Stud Hitch.

16. Tying the Canalman's Hitch, also known as: Boatman's Hitch and Lighterman's Hitch.