CC rules with no en­gine?

Canal Boat - - Ask The Experts -

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.

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