When I joined I was under the impression that the forum was for boaters to communicate and share knowledge. Not to ridicule and insult members. I do not need telling that I am the not the brightest person living on a boat. I admit it that I have made cock ups, ( lot's )and usually laugh a my mistakes. So I don't need someone who is obviously perfect and never has a fallen souffle or ruined someone dining experience telling the forum that I am a bit dim. It seems that at some time I have probably upset this troll. Who knows.
I am researching where to berth ( boat not yet bought ) and as I am an active golfer . I want to be close to a good course. Devizes Marina ( is it good ) with Bowood G C is a great mix. Does anyone have any other sound advice? And while I'm doing my first blog ever....am I right in saying the right configuration is .......cruiser stern re being very social whilst on the move and at rest..... plus reverse layout....?
Thanks in advance
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Hi there! This is probably the wrong place to write this but I'll go ahead anyway.
We've bought a 37' narrowboat with an Ellis boiler installed. We've not even tried to use it in the last year but would love to get it up and running. A man very kindly sent us an instruction manual but I can't make head nor tale of it.
Does anyone know of anyone working in the Gloucester area or prepared to travel there who would be able to service and then advise on use of the system?
I await the hundreds of positive replies with bated breath!!
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Hi All. Iv'e just joined the forum as a new member. Having just retired I am thinking of things to do in my retirement and having had several enjoyable holidays on narrow boats its one of my options. My other interests are classic motorcycles, classic cars and anything old that has an engine and I often by up old vehicle parts to sell or swop for things I need. I live about 10 miles from the Bridgwater Taunton Canal and I often fish and cycle there with my wife or son. I intend to follow the forum with interest to see what sort of interesting activities I could get involved with.
I think that as well as cruises it will be interesting to keep a record of work done to my boat. I will see if my husband can do something better than place a link when I get home but as I always like to do things as soon as I think of them here is a link to his latest efforts on my behalf:
Not going to be many words on this blog, I am not a wordsmith and anyway, a picture says a thousand words. It will be good to be able to come back here to remember and relive our experiences.
Yesterday was the first cruise with Sale Cruising Club and it was a glorious day, the weather was perfect, couldn't have been better. Anyway, we are planning to do some time lapse photography to give us something to look back at. Here is yesterday's short cruise.
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Hi I've been looking to buy a new narrow boat and have spent a lot of time reading up and looking at boats and builders, They all differ greatly and i suppose you have to go with your gut instinct in the end with a builder you consider the quality, design and price meet your requirements
However what puzzles me is if its a custom built boat, how can they fix the price at day one. My final design and specification may change as the boat evolves though each build stage. What happens if i change my mind on certain aspects? That is unless i see a boat and want it exactly the same!
Another concern is that all the builders i have spoken to require payment in stages from day one. It seems to me that you are always at risk in the case where the boat builder failed. Is this the norm? How can you safe guard yourself as i have heard some builders require up to 50% from day one?
Any Help or advice would greatly be received also if any body could recommend builders from personal experiance or any to give a wide berth?
I am looking to get a new wide beam built for live aboard purposes. I have had a hull built for me before, and I did my own fit out, this time I am looking to get the hull and fit out done. It has been a while since I was on the boating circuit and was looking to see if anyone could recommend good boat builders, and those that should be avoided.
Have you ever noticed how people who own old boats suffer due to boat covers? Not that boat covers don't serve a purpose or that they're not well crafted or even attractive. I'm sure some companies make really great pram covers and I know many people who love the idea of having one (you can shelter from the rain while driving your boat, after all).
Even so, I confess to being totally puzzled why boat builders used to make boats with widely exposed areas of the stern at the mercy of torrential rain and snow. Lift up the deck-boards and you'll find a bilge swimming with water. If the boat is old, paint will have flaked off the bilge and you may find trapped air and pitting. Those who can't afford a boat cover or simply haven't had time to get one fitted, will spend hours draping building- site sheets over the stern. They will many times risk a fall into the canal as they struggle to find something to knot a chord onto so the sheet will stay on. I've even seen people make temporary planks under the sheet to try and persuade the water not to sink in, but to roll off the sheet. 90 per cent of these efforts wind up in failure. You can see many a boat with a collapsed sheet where the water has formed an ever bigger puddle, finally ripping the sheet and unleashing gallons of water into the bilge.
Who builds a house with no roof on the kitchen, expecting the occupants to wrestle with sheets so they can sometimes go and make a cup of coffee without getting soaked? Madness isn't it?
Having suffered all of this for too long, I've decided to try and convert my knackered cruiser into a sort of semi traditional with a self-draining deck. The plan is to repair my deck support girders where they've rusted, try and seal any gaps between the girders and the sides of the hull and later attempt to fit decking that's cut precisely so any rain will go between the gaps. Drill holes or channels will need to be placed so the excess water can drain overboard. As the boat is very old, the girders were only put in as supports for the decking and there seems to be no drain system.
I'm not a boat-builder so I'm aware my chances of success are open to debate. For now I'll try and break it down into stages. It may be fair to say that even the designed self-draining decks will struggle if the rain becomes torrential or if it snows so the water melts all in one go.
At least it's an attempt to fight back and a refusal to be yet another victim of the soaked bilge syndrome.