Legs and Arms

Legs and arms are not designed to stop or fend off boats from other boats, bridges or other structures. Limbs will break first! Similarly, keep limbs within the boat when cruising - don't sit astride the bow with legs dangling - you could lose them in an emergency. And watch out for bridges if you are on the roof!

The steerer of a ‘trad’ or ‘semi trad’ narrowboat should not stand on the edge of the rear deck. If the boat hits something you could get tipped into the water, and with the propeller turning…

Don’t be offended if a passing boater mentions these things; it could just prevent a nasty accident.