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Not sure this would pass some narrow canal bridges/tunnels without some damage?  The frame is more square than normal triangular profile.  IIRC NB Whitefields canvas "box" did not last too well?  It's not mine nor would I want one.

 

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4 minutes ago, David Mack said:

What's the point? Might as well have a cabin extension.

It is easier to replace a bit of damaged wood than straighten out bent & buckled steel plates.

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How the language changes!

 

When I were a lad the cratch was a locker on the back of the deckboards where the hay for the hoss was kept.

 

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N

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Just now, matty40s said:

It's not a lot different to most newer JD Narrowboat hulls

 

 

Do they manage the narrow canals ok in the bendy pinch points?

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Just now, mark99 said:

Do they manage the narrow canals ok in the bendy pinch points?

I have seen dents and missing brickwork on bridges, but Willow Wrens have been doing that for years too.

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2 hours ago, Alan de Enfield said:

It is easier to replace a bit of damaged wood than straighten out bent & buckled steel plates.

Has anyone seen this boat out and about, or is it a marina queen with a fore end potting shed come dining room? To be fair to the owner, it'll go anywhere a widebeam will and the profile is no more restrictive than many narrowboats with canvas tabernacles up front.

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3 hours ago, mark99 said:

Not sure this would pass some narrow canal bridges/tunnels without some damage?  The frame is more square than normal triangular profile.  IIRC NB Whitefields canvas "box" did not last too well?  It's not mine nor would I want one.

 

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The "extension" is narrower than the cabin, so if the "extension" don't fit then the boat won't fit!!

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4 hours ago, Theo said:

How the language changes!

 

When I were a lad the cratch was a locker on the back of the deckboards where the hay for the hoss was kept.

 

😉

 

N

 

It still is as far as  I am concerned.  Here are a couple of photos I posted to illustrate the point on a similar thread in 2015, although by then there was no hay to store :-

 

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I once found some Moggy poo in our cratch area. I never heard it so I figured the quiet cat crept into the cratch, crapped, and crept out again..

 

 

 

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I met a nice chap who was taking his brand new boat home having had the builder construct a cratch board exactly the same size and shape as the front bulkhead. He had managed to miss the normal bridges from Yorkshire down to blissworth tunnel  where he hit the tunnel roof while passing another boat. The cover survived but the board was written off. They are narrow at the top for a good reason!

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Cratch is derived from the Middle English of the 13th Century, cracche, from Anglo - French Creche, manger. 

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As Ray T has mentioned the term is used by stockmen in north Derbyshire to discribe those cross shaped wooden feeding devices you see filled with hay. 

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