CC rules with no engine?
QI’m considering buying a rickety old fibreglass/wood narrowboat for my son to inhabit. It’s fitted out to live in, but has no engine or steering mechanism, or any way of fitting such things.
It would need to be towed from the marina where we are buying it to a canal- or riverbased location. With no engine, would it still be subject to the continuous cruising rules, or would it just require a canal/river licence? GRAHAM, via email
AMARTIN REPLIES… Any boat that does not have a home mooring is required by the Canal & River Trust to comply with the continuous cruising guidance. So yes, irrespective of whether it is powered, the boat would be subject to the rules unless it was on a permanent residential mooring.