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#1 Alan de Enfield

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:24 PM

No connection with the seller - just couldnt believe the price.

(although it was reported in another thread that a London mooring was 6000 per annum so maybe its not so bad)

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

One presumes that it is a full residential mooring. Notably no mention is made that it isn't mains sanitation! What about river licence etc?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

Nah, that's ridiculous! They're having a giraffe!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:06 PM

Nah, that's ridiculous! They're having a giraffe!


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:11 PM

Actually for Kew that is probably very cheap for one bed. I'm intrigued how much you get though can you cruise the boat or does it even have an engine. Would the resident have to carry the casette far? How much mains electricity is available, it say free water and elec that may mean that there are no batteries so when the mains goes off so do you.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:12 PM

It's a hell of a lot cheaper than hiring a holiday narrowboat!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:33 PM

I went to see a boat for rent a couple of years ago.
It was a 50 foot widebeam 1930's Dutch barge on a legit resi mooring at Engineer's Wharf (GU Paddington arm.) Elec and council tax were not included and I never got to asking what the deal was with pump out (pump out bollard at the end of each pontoon) but that was being offered at 650 pcm.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:36 PM

I think £650pm for a wideboat at engineers wharf sounds like a reasonable rent for London. Those moorings are very expensive (thats why there's oftwn space there) so the figure you quote would barely cover the mooring costs.

Edited by Lesd, 10 February 2012 - 08:17 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

I never got to asking what the deal was with pump out (pump out bollard at the end of each pontoon) but that was being offered at £650 pcm.

Possibly the most expensive pump out in the country, that! :lol:

Edited by alan_fincher, 10 February 2012 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

id rather cut my arm off, my years moring cost me 1600 with 100 units of lekky. sod that london or not.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

That sounds like a reasonable rent for London. Those moorings are very expensive (thats why there's oftwn space there) so the figure you quote would barely cover the mooring costs.


We are talking about the Hollows Footpath here, and a narrowboat that is outside of another craft. Hollows Footpath floods when there is a Spring tide, and the boats there take the ground twice a day. It's about 60 years since we lived on a Thames Barge there so I suspect things may have changed :lol: , but I'm surprised that the mooring fees are that much for a tiny boat abreast of another.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

I guess it's coz it's marketed with one of these Thames houseboat speciaists. You occasionally see narrowboats or widebeams placed for sale with these brokers, usually wildly overpriced.

My friend is looking for a boat with a mooring at the moment, she called me very excited today having seen advertised a 1972 overplated Springer for 36k. :blink:

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:15 PM

We are talking about the Hollows Footpath here, and a narrowboat that is outside of another craft. Hollows Footpath floods when there is a Spring tide, and the boats there take the ground twice a day. It's about 60 years since we lived on a Thames Barge there so I suspect things may have changed :lol: , but I'm surprised that the mooring fees are that much for a tiny boat abreast of another.



I wasn't clear in my post, I was commenting about starcoaster comment about £650pm at engineers wharf in London, I think thats reasonable. I think £1600 for a 45' boat on the Thames utterly mad.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

If that boat can be rented out for 350 quid a week I reckon mine must be worth a grand a week! :lol:
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

Makes me feel better about the rent I have paid in the past, that is nuts! not a bad place to be though...
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:12 AM

If that boat can be rented out for 350 quid a week I reckon mine must be worth a grand a week! :lol:


Will you be taking in Royal lodgers? :o
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:41 AM

Aw, Star, you would have been our next door neighbour :)
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:54 PM

Really! Do you know the boat? A widebeam Dutch barge called Noorderzone? I think it's gone from Engineer's Wharf now though, I know the owner was looking to sell it not long after I was there.
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