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51 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

£69k for Venice! 

 

 

Which hasnt been looked after since I last saw it at Alvecote......by the look of it.

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11 hours ago, TheBiscuits said:

 

10 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

£69k for Venice!


Well if you want it have a  battery bank, you also have to buy the motor, it seems, so actually it is £107K, if you want to use it unmodified!

 

A broker with optimism!

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1 minute ago, alan_fincher said:

 


Well if you want it have a  battery bank, you also have to buy the motor, it seems, so actually it is £107K, if you want to use it unmodified!

 

A broker with optimism!

 

I took it to be a broker with a rather fine sense of humour!!

 

 

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On 17/05/2019 at 18:45, alan_fincher said:

I think Dehli dropped off the "Duck" for a while.

 

It is now listed again.....

 

https://www.apolloduck.com/boat/yarwoods-station-boat/573513

 

By sheer chance it says it is at Lymm in Cheshire, which just happens to be where we are also currently moored.  I haven't spotted it yet, though!

You can expect it to be "dropping off The Duck" again very soon

 

https://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?/topic/102027-its-all-alan-finchers-fault/

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Congratulations. If you love it, that's all that matters. Oh - and a decent income/pension . . .

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23 hours ago, Rob-M said:

Having chatted with the new owner the engine was a simple repair.

yes it was! was a raw plug come out hence why was little gutted but that's the risk you take

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1 hour ago, Derek R. said:

Congratulations. If you love it, that's all that matters. Oh - and a decent income/pension . . .

Thank you, yes we are somewhat blessed by Dave having spent almost all his working life in The NHS and having the foresight to invest in pension from an early age. 

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On ‎03‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 09:55, FadeToScarlet said:

So the back cabin on my boat wasn't proper, then? 😛

 

edit: and even more pedantically, butty back cabins aren't "proper" either?

 

 

……. well if we're playing the pedantic card …… long distance cargo carrying narrow boats had cabins.  The word "back" didn't figure in the equation. 

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55 minutes ago, zenataomm said:

……. well if we're playing the pedantic card …… long distance cargo carrying narrow boats had cabins.  The word "back" didn't figure in the equation. 

Back cabin is more accurate than boatmans cabin....remember some boats had forecabins....

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56 minutes ago, koukouvagia said:

It was originally on Apolloduck for £42.5K.  It's now been reduced to £38K.

 

 

No wonder we are all getting confused:

Length over all: 21.33m
Length at waterline:
 
Waterline length will depend on loading, whether in metric or imperial.
  70'
Edited by Chris Williams

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52 minutes ago, frangar said:

Back cabin is more accurate than boatmans cabin....remember some boats had forecabins....

A retired boat captain in 1974 told me boats had "a cabin" …. "engine 'ole" and those with what you describe had "one at front end too"

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7'6" beam might an issue - no chance of going through Napton which is under 7'1.5"

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54 minutes ago, fittie said:

7'6" beam might an issue - no chance of going through Napton which is under 7'1.5"

Survey says 7 foot 1/2 inch. Will amend ad my mistake

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46 minutes ago, TheBiscuits said:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123821786931

 

This one should be considered as historic.  It's certainly unique.

Unique, yes. Historic, No - why should it be considered so? If because it was built before today, then everything is historic. Ugly - in the eyes of this beholder - yes.

Internally, 'gay', bordering on garish. It's like pornography - once seen never forgotten - sadly. But I shall try.

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1 hour ago, fittie said:

7'6" beam might an issue - no chance of going through Napton which is under 7'1.5"

Has something changed at Napton. I never actually measured Tadworth but it certainly went up napton loaded and empty many times and I always thought all grand unions were same length. Width might spread and they are not all straight which has caused problems in the napton flight.

Just found classes and noticed it was width not length. Apologies

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The entrance to lock 12 has a bulge in the wall and we got proper stuck. We were running empty so a loaded GU boat might very well still be able to get through but...

 

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On 04/07/2019 at 09:50, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

I took it to be a broker with a rather fine sense of humour!!

 

 

That is one broker only to be approached with a long barge pole.....in my opinion and from past experience, obviously. 

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3 hours ago, Derek R. said:

Unique, yes. Historic, No - why should it be considered so? If because it was built before today, then everything is historic. Ugly - in the eyes of this beholder - yes.

Internally, 'gay', bordering on garish. It's like pornography - once seen never forgotten - sadly. But I shall try.

I still can't decide if this is all new or a modified boat. Early pictures of it certainly looked like it was an older shell extended

 

Richard

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