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    nice...wish we had a boat again...
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    Sounds like you had a nice day Mick. Those canals look a bit narrow. I take there is room for two boats to pass?





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    john there is plenty of room to have boats moored on both side and still more than enough for boats travelling in both directions
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    Looks like fun! Also reminds me of "Keeping up Appearances"...only the finest in British comedy on tv here....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 37616
    saw loads of herons and babies too
    I assume the parents were with the babies Mick.
    I know how you must be feeling.
    A fiend of ours has had a narrow boat built [he gets very annoyed when I call it a "cut crawler" :D], and as he is a bit of a perfectionist it cost him the grand total of 120K in all.
    Anyhow on their maiden voyage he invited my DW and I to meet them for their return leg of the trip back to their house as they had been moored up for the night only a few miles away.
    It is 70Ft long and he let me steer it for quite a while. Afterwards I said to him that I thought boating was supposed to be relaxing, however having had to negotiate around 7 locks en-route and narrowly avoiding other boats coming in the other direction, I am of the opinion that kart racing is far more relaxing than that!

    Great photos too Mick.





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    ha ha ha

    wow 120k was it a wide narrow boat terry ;) as i saw some that looked twice as wide and were huge. y mate said to me can you sterr the boat for a bit as i want to go see if my mums ok and the sod never came back but saying that i had great fun steering it all day, negotiated the locks and back to the mooring which was reallllllllllly tight but it was just like parking a car tbh. cant wait to go again, although im totally knackered today
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukwdwnut, post: 37826

    wow 120k was it a wide narrow boat terry
    No it is the standard width Mick. My friend had it fitted out to a very high standard though using ash throughout and loads of brass fittings etc.etc. I was amazed how much folks can spend on these boats...still each to their own eh?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 37841
    No it is the standard width Mick. My friend had it fitted out to a very high standard though using ash throughout and loads of brass fittings etc.etc. I was amazed how much folks can spend on these boats...still each to their own eh?
    thats were the money goes then having it fitted i guess, my mate is doing it himself, at the moment its really basic and just has the expanding insulating foam in between the struts. its the whole experience which i liked, just getting out on the water etc.
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    Here`s a photo of the boat in question Mick [moored outside his house].

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    wow very impressive terry isnt it
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