Suggested Items to Take on your Boat

  • Soft bags instead of suitcases!
  • Mobile phone and 12v or 240v charger
  • Torch/es for darkened towpath in evening
  • Trainers / non-slip, rubber-soled shoes
  • Raincoat & Golfing Umbrella (just in case)
  • 2 or 3 Long-sleeved Tops (wind factor)
  • Jeans / Shorts / Comfortable Trousers
  • Baseball Cap or Hat – to shield sunlight or to keep your ears warm
  • DVD’s
  • CD’s
  • Games e.g. Monopoly, Cards, etc.
  • Map Book for the Canal
  • Air Freshener Spray for the loo
  • Bread & Butter, Snacks, Drinks & Breakfast Items (N.B. fridge may be reasonably small)
  • Dried or Tinned Foods where possible, as they are much easier to store.
  • Boxed Wine rather than bottles.
  • Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Cooking Oil, Sauces, Foil, Cling Film, etc.
  • Sunglasses & Sun Cream (you d be surprised)
  • Some extra Loo Rolls (just in case)
  • Gloves (good for working locks)
  • Bottled water (if preferred to the fresh water provided on the boat)
  • Camera / video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Soap / Shower Gel / Shampoo /
  • Conditioner, etc.
  • Toothpaste + Brushes.
  • Hand Cream
  • Any Personal Medications / Reading Glasses, etc.
  • Carrier Bags and Bin-liners (various uses)
  • Slippers or Warm Socks (as floors are under water level)
  • Remember to request any Extra Pillows, etc.
  • For Pets: Beds, food, bowls, leads & collars, towels, brush, old blankets,
  • doggie buoyancy aids if needed.
  • Name, address & telephone number for the Boat Yard

Remember to take a sense of humour! 🙂

2 replies
  1. Maisie
    Maisie says:

    To Creator,
    I thought this website was very good. I am ten years old and I had homework set by my teacher. We are reading Kensuke’s Kingdom, (Michael Morpurgo), in class and my teacher asked all his pupils to make a list of all the things that you would take on a boat for homework. I thought that this site was
    useful, and I will recommend it to friends.

    Your sincerely,
    Maisie Rogers


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