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Anybody any idea what would be the weight of this kind of boat
Asked by: chris pegg | Saturday 16 July, 11.36am | 1 answer
Hi, have been told that to get around all the canals, the max length would be 57'. Have been looking at a 60' that ticks all the boxes, would this be suitable?
Asked by: Anthony Burnell | Monday 11 July, 11.16am | 1 answer
Hi can any one tell me the cost of filling up with diesel on say a 40 gallon tank, and how far or hours would this last, engine 35 beta,thanks
Asked by: andy wakler | Friday 8 July, 12.23pm | 2 answers
Hi. I am contemplating buying my own nb in the near future. Before I do that it is my intention to take an extended cruise probably out of season just to ensure my family are still onside! Just before I email most of the hire companies in the UK can anybody suggest/advise/recommend any particular company that allows for such hiring.
Asked by: John | Friday 8 July, 9.59am | 1 answer
I understand that you cannot get a widebeam north to south or vise a versa is this right and if so are there any plans to change the situation
Asked by: fred | Monday 4 July, 5.50am | 2 answers
is it possible to have spud-legs on a wide-beam narrow boat and what is the thickest steel the boat could be made of. ie 25-20-10-10. Fred if you answer yes i am real so just an answer please i would appreciate any advice
Asked by: Mr Vernon Whitehair | Saturday 2 July, 11.14am | 1 answer
i reach retirement age next year and seriously thinking of having a 70 ft by 12.5 ft narrow boat style built. i will live on it full time and cruise full time. i will also take it to france to cruise there from time to time. most of the time i will be cruising solo,i will take what ever lessons are needed and spend as long as it takes to become competent at solo cruising.my question is this. i am willing to spend up to 400,000 pounds on the boat to get the best spec possible but how can i be confident in who to trust.if i was buying a car i know what i am doing but buying a narrow boat seems to be hoping you have chosen the right builder. i am not used to spending that sort of money and hopping. it is getting to the point where i am thinking of forgetting the whole thing. which would disappoint me. how can be sure of getting the best boat for my bucks. also they all seem to give a 12 month guarantee which is pathetic they cannot have much faith in their work.
Asked by: Mr Vernon Whitehair | Wednesday 29 June, 1.10pm | 7 answers
We are into our 5 cruising year and the 4 NUMAX M 110 batteries do not hold charge so well these nights. We are plugged in via a Victron inverter when not cruising. Do you have any suggestions on the best batteries to buy as replacements?
Asked by: Rob Henry | Tuesday 28 June, 4.01pm | 2 answers
How difficult/easy is it to navigate out of the Medway round the estuarys into Thames.
Asked by: Peter Wright | Sunday 26 June, 9.23pm | 1 answer
could you please answer my question regarding re blacking the hull on a 57ft narrowboat.it has been in the water since new just under 2 years and I know it is due (blacking used "international intertuf".I think there is evidence of mill scale causing somerust areas and the hull has numerous small orange rust spots as well as lots of weed.ok to my question .from a diy point of view how should I best prepare the hull for re blacking .is jet washing then sanding it all down to bare metal the way to remove all mil scale .do you need to remove every bit of blacking on the hull above and below water line.
Asked by: Ray Fleckney | Sunday 26 June, 8.17pm | 1 answer
Do you have the name and telephone number of the company that manufactures ratche winch handles?
Asked by: Martin Hickson | Friday 24 June, 4.38pm | 2 answers
how far is the river severn navigable from stourport on severn to bewdley and what is the minimum draft
Asked by: christopher smith | Wednesday 22 June, 1.18pm | 1 answer
How much might it cost to install a 240 V shore line on a 30 ft narrowboat? Are there different factors I would need to consider in the installation?
Asked by: Linnea | Monday 20 June, 4.57pm | 1 answer
Are there any rules or regulations or reasons why I can not fit a small LPG domestic combi boiler in my narrow boat. David
Asked by: David Anderson | Thursday 16 June, 1.27pm | 1 answer
I am fitting a new gas hob into a new worktop, what protection should I provide under the hob and to the cut sides of the worktop?
Asked by: DavidTomsett | Saturday 11 June, 2.22pm | 4 answers
We support a JGM Maderia 22', built, we believe in or about 1978.
It has a BMC 1100 petrol engine, fitted with a Solex updraft carburretor
Does anyone have any maintenace advice / instructions? A service manual would be great!
Asked by: John Gilks | Friday 10 June, 10.55am | 1 answer
Do you know of any narrowboat that controls Forward Astern and Neutral electronically. If so can you suggest a supplier
Asked by: Brian Dwelly | Friday 10 June, 10.50am | 1 answer
I want to build a pullman dinette for my narrow boat.Have you ever published an article on this subject or do you know where I can find any information or plans .
Asked by: Andrew Ware | Thursday 9 June, 10.01pm | 9 answers
Me and my partner are considering living on a canal boat, were trying to find out what canals you can go on with a 10 ft wide boat?
Asked by: Amie Allsop | Thursday 9 June, 1.55pm | 2 answers
what is ideal time to charge 3 110amp battery bank from about 12.2 volts. 70 amp alternator with battery controler
Asked by: bruce | Tuesday 7 June, 10.58pm | 2 answers