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Narrowboat Audrey Too’s interior

What’s it like inside a sixty foot narrowboat? Narrow, obviously. But also cosy. We have a living room, sizeable gallery (or kitchen), double bedroom, bathroom with shower, back bedroom with bunk beds, and a cruiser style back of the boat to stand on. Continue reading

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Our narrowboat’s galley

The galley is what boaters call their kitchen. We have a 240 volt fridge and freezer, gas oven and hob, and a noisy but effective extractor fan that comes on when the galley lights switch on. To the front of the galley is the lounge, with a hatch that opens onto the canal, and beyond it you can see the bedroom. The quality of the interior fittings is good and this is a cosy place to live. Continue reading

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Bristol Fashion is on sale

I sold my narrowboat Bristol Fashion two years ago and moved to Australia. Not many canals here so these days I live in a house. Happened to see Bristol Fashion up for sale on the Apollo Duck website and it … Continue reading

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Canal Planner

At www2.mihalis.net/canal/cgi-bin/index.cgi (a shorter, more memorable URL would be nice) you’ll find Canal Planner, an incredibly versatile journey-planning website backed by a comprehensive database of waterways features. I’ve only made relatively short trips on just a few waterways so I … Continue reading

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Craft a Craft

Interested in boat-building? Take a look at the Craft a Craft website which has a custom Google search engine for finding boat-building information. Tweet

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NOT a narrowboat training video

Some narrow boaters (as opposed to fat boaters?) are using the YouTube website to publish their videos and some are actually quite entertaining. Here are a few worth watching. How not to steer The curious incident of the tree and … Continue reading

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Leaving my job, moving on

This week I’m leaving the job I’ve been in for over six years to go freelance. It’s a big step and I’m nervous because I need to bring in enough money to keep both me and the boat going; with … Continue reading

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Repairs done, more problems arise

Bristol Fashion has been in Denham Yacht Station, in Uxbridge, for two weeks. It’s an odd-shaped little boatyard with boats crammed in one against another in a long, narrow cut of water. J.P. Marine have found and fixed my water … Continue reading

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Ken’s looking for a London mooring

Ken asked me a question: I’ve just spent the evening browsing apolloduck for widebeams, rather than working again… I visited Whilton & Braunston marinas on Sunday and saw a wide range of Narrowboats and one widebeam. I’ve realised though that … Continue reading

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Living in a corridor

Ken asked me ~ How have you adapted to the confines of a narrow boat, and do you ever wish you had a widebeam or a dutch barge? Living in a narrowboat is a bit like living in a corridor … Continue reading

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