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#437947 - 18th Oct 2010 9:45pm CANAL BOATS
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Does anyone have one? Either cruising or live on? I am thinking seriously about this. I know about - and belong - to the usual canal boat forums, just wondering about wirral people who have done this or are doing it. Ideally looking for a woman who has one! Ha Ha! I am thinking about buying the Dutch barge type as the narrow boat is too narrow and even the widebeam is a bit cramped.

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#474649 - 18th Feb 2011 9:53am Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Hi yes got one last year & still doing it up. Work is preventing me from getting up there to finish just now but trying to get it in the water for easter. Never had one before but its only 22' feet long & ideal for a 1st boat. Its what I would call a weekend boat as its small inside yet its easy to move around. I can turn this right round in the canal. Its cheap to maintain & birth too.
Will probably get this year out of it though then sell it & buy something about 32' feet to 40' feet next year.

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#474664 - 18th Feb 2011 10:05am Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Mine is moored at waverton & there are a few for Sale up there if you wanted a bigger one. There is one there that I dont think has seen the water & its all fitted out. Last time I was there it was for Sale for 30000. Think it was 50'feet long. Not been there since October though but you can just drive up there to have a look & talk to the people there. Really friendly & quite happy to give advice, just got to take it all in then sort out what works for you. Anyway happy hunting.

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#474687 - 18th Feb 2011 11:40am Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Hi chaps i have a 57 foot which i have fitted out myself took me about 4 years just at weekends
its my third boat and i lived aboard for ten years travelling the system
i am trying to sell my house now so i can move back on board and leave the rat race behind again
any advice you need give us a shout
julie
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#474696 - 18th Feb 2011 12:44pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: poodlepup]
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Ooh! you lucky thing. Do you live on it now?

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#474703 - 18th Feb 2011 12:55pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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back and too and the moment between boat and house
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#474723 - 18th Feb 2011 1:18pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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I'm near here at moment lovely place


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#474749 - 18th Feb 2011 1:47pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Tiger the dutch barges on the canal are the same width as widebeams
or else they can't fit into the locks
if you go for a wide beam don't forget you will be very limited to the amount of canals you can go on
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#475677 - 20th Feb 2011 11:37pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Hello Tiger,
I have a 37ft Narrowboat moored outside Chester on a lovely private mooring.This was recently fitted out with a fixed 4ft memory foam bed.Usual refinements like Multi fuel stove,2 hob cooker & oven etc.etc.Canal boating is a lovely way of life and we spent 2 weeks last year on the Llangolen canal(fantastic)Sadly I have to sell the boat and I am prepared to let it go for a bargain price as speed is of the essence. If you would like to view the details it,s on narrowboatshop.co.uk
and the boat is named "ALYSSA"This has got photos attached so all info is there.If you,d like any more info contact me.
hope I can be of help

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#475743 - 21st Feb 2011 12:17pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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another good website is appolloduck
here's mine awaiting paint job


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#475769 - 21st Feb 2011 2:16pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: poodlepup]
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Oh Poodle,you are so lucky
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another good website is appolloduck
here's mine awaiting paint job

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#491364 - 24th Mar 2011 10:43pm Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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poodlepup am looking forward to hearing about your journeys and adventures at the Pub meet

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#491441 - 25th Mar 2011 1:19am Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: derekdwc]
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poodlepup am looking forward to hearing about your journeys and adventures at the pub meet

Oh great Derek at least i will have you to talk to,not everybody's cup of tea,narrowboating.
This country has some of the most beatifull canals to be seen.
There's over 2,200 miles of canals to explore and i love it with a passion
Maybe once i get to meet people,we could have day trip on my boat,its moored near llangollen and there is thomas telfords aquaduct near by i think its around 220ft in the air,amazing bit engineering,enough now its getting late
see you at the Pub
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#491454 - 25th Mar 2011 6:57am Re: CANAL BOATS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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I love narrow boats, alwalys fancied a holiday on one of those.
Love around llangollen, lymm,chester.

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