Tying up a Day Boat

There are no prizes for fashioning the perfect knot but many people like to practice before they arrive for their Day Boat trip. This method is a good one for tying up a day boat to mooring rings or mooring pins.

Run the ropes at 45 degrees from your boat and be careful not to cross the towpath itself.


We’ve slowed things down with the images below 🙂



We are delighted that more and more narrowboat novices are enjoying the canals around Market Harborough. We are putting together a series of Beginner Guides to help you prepare for your holiday and find a few solutions to common problems en route.

It is also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Canal and River Trust’s Boaters’ Handbook before you arrive.

We offer all kinds of narrowboats, from Day Boats to Boutique Narrowboats and boats suitable for families. All our hires involve full training and we welcome complete beginners.