Narrowboat Crew Online: Find crew for your narrowboat, or work on a narrowboat Narrowboat Crew Online
For Narrowboat Owners who need crew & People who want to work as Narrowboat Crew.
Feedback We Have Received
I have just finished moving a 70ft by 12ft barge down The Grand Union from Hemel Hempstead to Brentford and out onto the tidal Thames and thence up to Reading, arranged through Narrowboat Crew On Line. I am now looking for the chance to do more crewing, either wide or narrow beam. I am available for either short or long trips. Ian 07704 249 523
Apologies for the delay in updating on your website as we were away completing the final part of our boat move. Could you go ahead and delete our entry? What a great service you provide, we have made lifelong friends through using the website and will highly recommend. [Lesley - Owner looked for crew ]
I have recently returned from my third successful trip via the website and hope to do more. Would it be possible to know more about owners other than if they smoke or have dogs?? I understand crew profiles are more detailed for owners to read, so why not the other way round too eg Year of birth, size and type of boat, leisure boater or payment offered? Just a suggestion! Diana Hastings.
What a super find you were. Your email to members worked way beyond my expectations. 3 guys joined me in Preston Brook, and we departed about 10.40am on sat 14th. To cut a long story short , we arrived, (after 215.5. miles,127 locks and 5 tunnels), at Caversham bridge Reading at 10.45 on Sat 21st a total of 7 days and 5 min. This must be near a record of some sort, not that I would recommend that pace, but it was necessary. The crew I chose worked very hard from first light to dusk,we all got on well, they are a credit to your organization.
I am re-confirming my availability as crew. Dont know how ofetn I need to do this? I still havent had an approach; not sure why! Geoff Pring
As I think I mentioned at the time - early in 2012 - I was looking for a crew for one specific journey, and was very well served by your website. Currently my cruising is well covered by family or friends so I am happy to have my name removed from your website for the time being, but will willing sign up again if and when a similar situation crops up again. I think you are providing an excellent service. Kind regards. Andrew [Owner]
I would still like my membership to be open but I feel the crew looking for boats needs a greater profile, since I've been a member no skipper has contacted me, I've contacted numerous owners, some not even replying, others I've met & had good cruising experiences with. I think you should have a clean up of the owners section, there are a lot of out dated crew wanted on the list, I can't remember who I've contacted & who I haven't, may be you could include a insertion date on the page. Sorry for the bit of a rant but I feel frustrated why owners have not contacted me. Regards Dave

A field that shows date of joining and last log in is being added to owners & crew

When, due to an accident to my only other crew member, I was in need of crew to get us home. Using your website was the best thing I did. It resulted in getting the help we needed to get us from Watford in Herts to Stafford in eight and a half days. Thanks to you and Steve (our relief crew).
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