What happens if my boat breaks down?

The River Great Ouse system is a slow moving and relatively easy to navigate. The Environment Agency have fixed booms on all sluices so when a craft breaks down it is unlikely to drift into peril but will gently come to rest against a bank. This is of course assuming that the boat is not being used in adverse weather or wind conditions. It is common that fellow boaters are happy to help each other and offer a tow up or down the river. Most of the larger boatyards will be able to help minor breakdowns. Alternatively one can consider subscriptions to http://www.rivercanalrescue.co.uk/ which is a marine version of the AA with varying levels of cover.