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42 minutes ago, Loddon said:

The nicest British barge you will ever see.

 

W ell, it has a Gardner engine AND a Rayburn, so it can't be bad.

 

69' X 14'? Ideal liveaboard for cruising on the Grand Union.

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1 minute ago, Athy said:

W ell, it has a Gardner engine AND a Rayburn, so it can't be bad.

 

69' X 14'? Ideal liveaboard for cruising on the Grand Union.

Too tight for the GU, it draws about 4ft, I  wouldn't want to take it up there 😱

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9 minutes ago, magnetman said:

Nice craft ex River Lea. Presumably still has the HA6 air cooled Lister in it. 

 

£30k  a very optimistic asking price for it !!

 

Yes I thought that too. Tugs (proper ones like this) never seem to make much money when sold. I was thinking £15k would be more like it, to get it sold in a flash. 

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1 hour ago, John Brightley said:

I had a look at that in mid nineties after the steel cabin went on. For sale around £10k with a lovely Ailsa Craig RF1 up the front. 

 

Pretty little boat but oh my giddy aunt did it roll! I know that was the intention when designed but a steel top on a boat about 5ft8 wide is "interesting" I think you could hit some lock sides with that cabin. 

 

 

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3 hours ago, John Brightley said:

The lack of freeboard on SANDBACH stopped me crossing the Mersey and I had to go the long way round via Chester, Wigan etc.

 

SANDBACH has at least THREE times the freeboard of that little beauty!

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Certainly the gunwale level on Erebus is very close to the water, but I notice there is a fair threshold to the cabin doors which increases the downflooding height quite a lot.

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I imagine that walking along the gunwale generally results in wet feet.

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I think i'd put a removable washboard in to raise that even more. 

 

The main problem is that cabin hitting things. If the boat rocked as you were entering a lock it could catch part of the gate if it went outside the profile of the gunnel. Careful footwork needed. One false move and bang and possibly a very rapid deceleration. 

 

 

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Two older pictures of her posted on here. It seems that the steel cabin may have caused Erebus to lie lower in the water 

 

 

Erebus.jpg

 

 

 

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n483/kevinbrowett/img016.jpg

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1 minute ago, David Mack said:

And wonderfully quirky!

... and small, many historic boats are full size and come with a full size licence and mooring cost attached. If someone wants a historic boat to play with that doesn't have the ongoing annual costs of those two things weighing them down this could be perfect

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On 01/03/2022 at 23:00, mark99 said:

What has that got going for it apart from being old?

Charm and individuality.

Oh, and a Bukh engine.

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On 17/12/2021 at 22:06, magnetman said:

 

 

Although I dislike the design of Elisabeth it's actually quite a nice boat. Sold a few years ago but no idea where it went. 

 

 

We saw Elizabeth at Longwood Boat Club last September. There's a post on their FB page with its new owner.

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