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Bacchus

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  1. The Thames is beautiful, lovely, one of the most beautiful places on Earth IMHO, but in winter it can be completely uninhabitable and extremely dangerous in any craft, let alone a 15' cruiser. As it happens @Hugh Dictyostelium, I did try to do something very similar - I studied for my PGCE at Oxford Uni and decided I would take my little Shetland 535 (a relatively massive 17') up to Port Meadow to stay on during the week. I think I made it to November before taking digs... Beautiful pontoon moorings outside a Staines pub in summer Not so inviting in winter (to be fair this was the infamous 2014 flood, but there is absolutely nothing to say that it won't happen again!)
  2. Back on topic... bridgewater canal https://www.apolloduck.co.uk/boat/waterside-properties-residential-for-sale/700749 leasehold by the looks, but long lease and 130' frontage (plus a house) for 325k Rightmove link -- https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/85719276 or a freehold neighbour -- https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/85435854
  3. Currently flying the Q here in Bacchus Towers... (Covid 19 - just when you thought it was safe to go back into the supermarket) (I wonder if I've got a coffee pot anywhere...)
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  5. LoL - you might be right. Or paint over the beautiful teak ceiling with "London white" and call it a live-aboard? 150 more views and seven more watchers since yesterday morning. Still no enquiries; nothing. Not even "wot's yorr lowest price mate?"
  6. The market for cruisers has certainly peaked. I was thinking of selling my boat for various reasons this year; two brokers have told me that they didn't want the business, and that "larger" boats (it's 36') weren't selling so I popped an a up on the Duck - two enquiries in two months. Risked the eBay nutters - in ten days over 1400 views, 35 watchers, not a single enquiry. (And, no, it isn't up for "a strong price to take advantage of the current market", it's up at the same price it was three years ago when it needed painting and got a lot more interest, and compares favourably with all similar vessels.)
  7. Cooking for one is tricky, but it's eating for two that's my downfall... (c:
  8. No, it's just a towpath property really, but a very appealing one. Have a look on streetview, it's a lovely spot, access to the high street via an alleyway behind the cottage, little storage shed but no real land, and no mooring.
  9. I have just been to view this one... https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/123638036 Stunning location, lovely town. Would make a perfect holiday home, but (sadly) I think it is just too small to be a home for me )c:
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  11. The superstructure is predominantly aluminium. I have been in touch with the seller and seen a couple of photos of the boat before her first(?) resto... Would certainly raise an eyebrow or two at the Henley Trad Boat Rally...
  12. Would this be the thing -- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294978494647 I am hugely tempted - a lot of boat and history for really very little money picture for when the eBay ad ends...
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