Remember CO Alarms are now compulsory

From April 2019 it became compulsory to have a CO alarm fitted to pass the Boat Safety Examination. But don’t wait until your next BSS Exam, fit a CO alarm this winter before you go cruising in 2020. CO is the silent killer, first making you sleepy then killing you.  Like the couple on the […]

Does your Boat Safety Examiner have insurance?

At the recent Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs meeting, we were informed that the Boat Safety Scheme have not been checking that the examiners they authorise to issue certificates are insured, and a number of boaters had had issues with uninsured examiners.  You should always ask your examiner for evidence that they have appropriate insurance […]

Urgent Notice – no travelling along Fossdyke and Witham

Notice Alert Location: Between Torksey Lock and Boston Lock   Intersection of: Lock 1, Torksey Lock to Lock 1, Torksey Lock on Fossdyke Canal and Lock 4, Boston Lock to Lock 4, Boston Lock on River Witham Thursday 28 November 2019 until further notice Type: Navigation Restriction Reason: Water resources Original message: Due to the […]

New Guidelines on filling up your water tanks and hosing down

New guidelines have been issued on how to use water facilities safety in marinas, boatyards, sailing centres, canals and other inland waterways. The new best practice document aims to make water use at marinas safer. Credit: RYA New guidelines have been issued on how to use water facilities safety in marinas, boatyards, sailing centres, canals […]

Members boat page

Apologies for my grammar, I need to go back to school. “We have added a new members boat page” makes it sound like this is for ‘New’ members, when it is for ‘ALL’ members and is in fact a new page for pictures of  all members boats….doh! Have a look here If you would like […]

Book your tickets now!!

Please book your tickets before the end of the week for the Gluhwein and Mince pie extravaganza Tickets available from: Quayside Coffee, Quayside Gifts & Ann Jopson 41 Ellisons Quay Burton Waters The Cafe needs approximate numbers so they can put their order in We look forward to raising a toast to the Holidays Find […]

Winterising your boat at Burton Waters Marina

Many of you will be aware we have had our first frost of 2019 this week, an unusually welcome change after all the rain we have encountered over the last few weeks.  I was sorry to hear that a few of our moorer’s and brokerage customers have been directly affected by the flooding so our […]

Mark your Christmas Diary with Saturday 7th December

Come along and join in, bring friends, kick start the Christmas season with Music, Mince pies and a drink Tickets available from: Quayside Coffee, Quayside Gifts & Ann Jopson 41 Ellisons Quay Burton Waters “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”   See event page

Torksey lock notice

Notice Alert Intersection of: Lock 1, Torksey Lock to Lock 1, Torksey Lock on Fossdyke Canal and Lock 4, Boston Lock to Lock 4, Boston Lock on River Witham Friday 8 November 2019 until further notice Type: Navigation Closure Reason: Water resources Original message: Due to the increase of water between Torksey Lock 1 on […]