The DBA Knowledgebase contains  articles written by members or composed from comments by members in the Forum.   Some articles give hard fact - like those about Regulations.    Other subjects have no single answers, so the article may be a selection of comments from the Forum that would be hard to find otherwise.  With boats, there are often many 'right' answers to a question.

Browsing and searching the Knowledgebase is reserved for DBA members except for the section on 'Buying a Barge'. Prospective barge buyers will also find answers to many questions in DBA's Barge Buyers Handbook, on sale in the DBA shop.

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If you can contribute to the Knowledgebase, with a complete article or information to improve an existing article, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will review and format it for publication.

To search the Knowledgebase, enter a word or phrase, e.g. rust treatment, in the search-box at the top of the screen.  A single word, like 'rust' will normally find too many results to be useful.  Click the Search or Go button and the entire web site will be scanned - including all the copies of Blue Flag in the library (titled 'BFxx'), so you will probably see far more results than you want! To refine the search

1) Consider your search phrase and use the 'Search For' options

2) Under 'Search Only', tick the boxes by 'Articles' and 'Kunena Forum', then click on the Search button again.  This will search only the web pages ('articles') and Forum posts

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