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Boaty Jo

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About Boaty Jo

  • Birthday 02/19/1960

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    Woodworker / writer
  • Boat Name
    Now boatless, formerly Vrouwe Johanna, 'M' and Gift of Spirit
  • Boat Location
    Was Belgium / Whixall

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  1. Very interesting, good for you. Presumably you re-charge via mains / genny if there's no solar available . How does the system cost compared with a regular (50hp) engine?
  2. Boaty Jo

    Steel Stove recommendations

    The (Aarow) Becton Bunny has been discontinued I believe. We bought a Dunsley for our home (not boat). Made in Holmfirth, Yorks and have a good reputation. 3 years on, no complaints. http://www.dunsleyheat.co.uk/index.html
  3. Boaty Jo

    Home and Canal boat exchange

    Chris, we lived in Shropshire (in a house, just before we spent 12 years living on boats) and did a house swap with a couple from Creston BC. Great experience, great trip. Cherries and beer. Just backing you up in a way, I love western Canada, somebody has the chance for a really memorable exchange.
  4. If you go for 'something like that' you've blown your (upper end) budget by £20k already. That's before you start on the internals which can easily add another £20k ++. 'Doing the interior' that you mention is not just the woodwork, the expensive bits can be the electrical, gas, heating etc. etc. installations.
  5. Boaty Jo

    Advice re servicing intervals

    Is it a new engine? Within warranty?
  6. Boaty Jo

    A rosy view

    From the Guardian A nice view . Are there really almost 10,000 livaboards?
  7. Boaty Jo

    Car Ownership

    But fewer cows so less methane.
  8. Boaty Jo

    Thought for the day, one only.

    Well, what happened?
  9. Boaty Jo

    Does anybody know about my boat history?

    Frog'opper is a very narrow boat. There aren't many that can moor behind the armco.
  10. Boaty Jo

    Planning to take the plunge

    Your words, "As it is though, we'd probably be cruising bristol, oxford, london and back again route." Why not get to Oxford and keep going north for a year, then back down to London? If so, a 57 ft narrowboat is probably the answer. I'm sure the dogs will learn to tolerate you! After 2 years whe you've conquered the UK, sell up and buy a barge, which is far more suitable (and safer) for continental europe.
  11. Boaty Jo

    Harry Arnold

    If this is the man who was involved with the restoration of Saturn, he was indeed a gent. RIP
  12. Boaty Jo

    Multi-fuel Stove

    For something that will keep you warm, last more than a season and have an installation that won't kill you, you may need to up your budget. At least two-fold, possibly three.
  13. Boaty Jo

    How much are you paying for smokeless?

    HOW MUCH?? Local high street shop here (Littleborough) around £8 / bag. Not far from the canal. They would deliver half a dozen gratis I'm sure. Obviously no good for most folk but as a price comparison........
  14. Boaty Jo

    Mooring help

    If you're not going to move it why bother getting something expensively built in the shape of a boat? Get a pontoon and build a shed on it. A cheaper version of this..... https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76598258.html
  15. Boaty Jo

    Central heating webasto

    May be worth investigating a secondary (back-up) form of heating, particularly with a young family. (Multi-fuel?) Boats can get mighty cold mighty quickly without heating.

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