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List of Crew
Mr Ian Brown
Last logged in: 16 Feb 2018
Experience: I have considerable narrowboat experience both as a narrowboat owner and I have also been crew on the John Pinkerton trip boat on the Basingstoke canal. I have had both wide and narrow beam experience recently having bought a 70ft by 12ft boat down the Grand Union out onto the tidal Thames and up The Thames to Reading.
Mr Brendan Noone
Last logged in: 15 Feb 2018
Experience: I bought an old narrowboat 10 years ago and have it moored near Doncaster took it down the Huddersfield last summer which was an experience Came back through Manchester onto the Leeds Liverpool single handed, hard work but well worth the effort. As I am moving onto the boat semi permanent in the coming months this type of work would be ideal !
Mr David Probett
Last logged in: 12 Feb 2018
Experience: Hold RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman s Certificate UW1000717 . Happy to work locks use ropes, steer. Non-smoker. Boat renting up to 57 feet. Volunteers as Crew on Wey Arun Charitable Trust trip boats of public capacities 35 narrowboat and 50 (widebeam . 5-person crew 2-person crew Single-handed Narrowboat operation Available as crew for others or to move boats around the canal network.
Mr peter finch
Last logged in: 11 Feb 2018
Experience: Worked as steerer for various London trip boat companies with Boatmaster s Licence, also on IWA's exhibition boat " Jubilee", around the country. I have my own boat on the tidal Thames and would be happy to assist anyone contemplating a trip Teddington - Brentford Limehouse and reverse plus any on the non-tidal river.
Mrs Mary Swadling
Last logged in: 11 Feb 2018
Experience: Owned a narrowboat with my ex-husband for over ten years and have been on most of the canal network as far as Leicester
Mr Colin ThackerPugsley
Last logged in: 11 Feb 2018
Experience: Covered a lot of the network from the Leeds and Liverpool down through the Midlands to Gloucester Docks and over to Windsor. Also Llangollen canal. Haven t done any tidal stuff yet. Mostly done during 2017 when we rented a 62'narrow boat for six months. 1200 miles covered and 858 lockings. NO mishaps !
Mr Dave Walker
Last logged in: 11 Feb 2018
Experience: Haveing fitted out by own 57 narrow boat I ve got good round mechanical knowledge. Had experience of many rivers canals through out this country & France. Crewed & Skippered the local trip narrow boat. Been a Volunteer lock keeper on the Trent. Having crewed for a number of skippers I feel I ve been a great help & made some long lasting friends. Over the past few years I've help move many boats from 45' up to 70' wide beam. Please get in touch if you require help moving your boat.
Mr Simon Burgess
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Regular 2-week holidays skipper - main driver on UK canals. Planning to take RYA Helmsman course in near future.
Mr Mike Coverdale
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Extensive over 40 years. VHF SRC qualification with own VHF DSC radio. RYA Inland Waterways Helmsmans certificate holder. L2 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification. North West England ONLY.
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: A couple of trips along Grand Union and Oxford canals
Mr Andrew Finch
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Hire boat experience generally 2 week holiday trips 2010 Llangollen 2012 Warwickshire Ring. Also assisting boaters should they require whilst I m out walking. Enjoy anything that involves canals. Spend occasional weekends volunteering for local canal group. Locks lift bridges are a breeze. I am keen to ensure that locks are used correctly so as to minimise water wastage. I take pride in boat appearance so am keen to ensure cleanliness both exterior and interior. Don t get ropes wet. If you require a diligent clean tidy keen knowledgable crew member, go no further. You want me
Mr Chris Hall
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: I have had a number of narrow boat shares over the last 20 years and have completed a number of the "rings" on the system. I have the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate and the RYA Yatchsman Competent Crew Certificate.
MR Keith Harvey
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Available for boat moves delivery. Experienced.
Mrs Diana Hastings
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Just love being on the canals and have been narrowboating hiring and crewing for many years. Am a volunteer skipper locally on cruises for special needs passengers. Happy to share all boating duties.
Mr Jeff Hill
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Six narrowboat holidays. Trip boat skipper for 3 years. BML Work boat skipper. WRG helmsman s ticket - instructor level
Mrs Pauline King
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Long term boat owner. Liveaboard 12 years. Sold in2010 and now spend most of summer season cruising. RYA helmsman certificate 2006 Boatmasters licence held 2010 but gave up 2015 as I could not fulfill number of trips to maintain licence.
Mrs Linda Mcwatt
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Helmsman course.I had a share of a narrowboat for 2 years from 2011-2013 and miss the experience of narrow-boating.Travelled from Torksey Lock to Lincoln regularly and also travelled from Torskey Lock to Stratford-upon-Avon via Birmingham.I can help plan the day s journey read a map,steer the boat,handle ropes,operate locks and I know how to wield a windlass. I am good company,but also know when to keep quiet
Mr Stephen Partridge
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: None
Mr John Pearce
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Eight years as a boat owner. Was based at Otherton Boat Haven on the Staffs Worcs canal. The boat was a 50ft cruiser stern Liverpool built craft. Have mainly travelled the Staffs Worcs Trent and Mersey, and Llangollen canals.
Mr John Philp
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Have taken a number of canal holidays over the years. Now also have the RYA helmsman certificate.
Mr Brian Slater
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: Used to steering full length 70 traditional narrow boats. Have cruised the whole canal network extensively over the years.Have experiance of rivers as well as canals. Professionally qualified as a Chartered Accountant I have now semi retired and have time to act as crew at short notice.
Ms Philippa Weitz
Last logged in: 10 Feb 2018
Experience: I have just finished crewing for a number of sections on the Grand Union Canal. I can navigate narrow boats and widebeams and am used to doing locks as well .... though not at the same time You really don t want too much of my cooking My current narrowboat crewing has now come to an end as the boat has reached its destination so I am available I don t want paying only travel expenses and any food during my crewing time included. On a first crewing I only go for the day the first time so that we can all meet each other but once and if we're all happy with each other I am happy to stay on board overnight. I look forward to hearing from you!
Mr Harald Joergens
Last logged in: 07 Feb 2018
Experience: Many holydays on hired narrowboats in the 1990s and for the last few years crew and event photographer at the BCN Marathon Challenge on nb Felonious Mongoose
Ms Judy England
Last logged in: 05 Feb 2018
Experience: I have worked on narrowboats in 2008 2012 and 2014.I Was working on Hotel boats in 2008 and 2012.In July-Sept this year I worked for a private boater who needed help with the locks cooking and cleaning.I have a little experience steering the boat but my main job was to do handle locks cook meals for myself and the skipper and make sure the boat was clean and tidy. I love working on the canals and Im interested in any work that comes along.
Mr Chris Lambert
Last logged in: 31 Jan 2018
Experience: Joint owner driver of a narrow boat share for 5 years Holder of RYA Helmsman Certificate Treasurer of a canal restoration society
Mr Barnaby Perrin Aldous
Last logged in: 24 Jan 2018
Experience: Good morning I am training for a career in the merchant navy but I love the canal network and seek to make my home there. Narrowboat experiecnce Moved a 35ft boat from Oundle to Watford - more than 100 locks over 9 days passing through Blisworth tunnel. Basic engine maintenance and bilge drainage en route removal of weed hatch and clearing of the propellor refuelling mooring and manoeuvring including use of pole. Sea experience Over 9 months at sea so far working on passenger ships on both sides of the Atlantic, evidence to show on board experience of pilot and passenger access, mooring and anchoring, ship to shore tendering. I have a steering certificate for class A passenger ships and a range of seamanship skills, and I will earn my OOW ticket in due course.
Mr Chris Bartlett
Last logged in: 27 Dec 2017
Experience: Have been a shareholder in 2no narrowboats since 2011. Have sailed mostly single handed on both boats 58ft both of them
Ms Jean Barrett
Last logged in: 20 Dec 2017
Experience: Have never owned a boat but have lots of canal holiday experience and have a great interest and am passionate about canal life and boats.
Mr Paul Green
Last logged in: 20 Dec 2017
Experience: CCBM hold since 2010 Powerboat instructor RYA Numerous trips for scouting and personal use on wide beams from reach out plus (now waterways experiences)
Last logged in: 14 Nov 2017
Mr Joseph Pestell
Last logged in: 14 Nov 2017
Experience: First cruised aged 14 part of a crew that won IWA Silver Sword. Several cruises since on various canals, wide and narrow in the UK and Canal du Midi in France.
Mr Scott Forbes
Last logged in: 23 Oct 2017
Experience: Gained my Helmsmans Certificate February 2015 working towards Skipper ticket. Have volunteered on canal boats widebeam, for over 2 years. Previous boating experience,not just narrow, boats, during my time in the Royal Navy. Very able-bodied, willing to undertake all tasks required for day to day running of the boat.
Mr tony hicketts
Last logged in: 29 Jun 2017
Experience: Hi I m Tony Do you need a crew this year Then email me at for cruises lasting between 5 and 28 days. I am available anytime. Summer 2015 I cruised the Grand Union Wendover Aylesbury Arm North South Oxford Canals. Working as Helmsman and operating 132 locks and bridges. Summer 2016 I delivered a boat from penkridge staffs to littleport suffolk via river nene and sealock on the tidal river ouse 208 miles 108 locks. Also another boat on the reverse journey as the detailed above for the previous year 2016 . My boat handling skils include:- narrowboats offshore sailing cruisers and dinghys twin screw diesel yachts.
Mr Iain Kerr
Last logged in: 28 Apr 2017
Experience: 2 tours on Wandering Duck where you get to work locks and do a bit of steering practice