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what is average internal width of a narrowboat

Asked by: Allan Bailey  | 11.41pm, Friday 12 August

WW says:

Assuming that the shell is made to the normally accepted "standard" beam of 6' 10" (2083mm)overall the rubbing strakes. The inside width should come in close to 6' 2" (1855mm)between the inner linings at the widest point. Some shells have the bottom of the side plates moved in by about 70mm each side in order to improve the swimming ability of the hull, likewise a chine is sometimes used to refine the underwater shape. Either of these alterations to the square shape can considerably reduce the width at keel plate level.

Mike Jordan  | 9.10AM, Saturday 13 August

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