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(Some Guy)   Take a working vacation and catch some jumbo shrimp on this genuine imitation wide beam narrowboat   (yachtworld.com) divider line
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2878 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Jul 2022 at 4:26 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-03 12:11:01 PM  
Has anybody ever taken these things out of a canal? Something nuts like going for an Atlantic crossing would be extra CSB!
 
2022-07-03 12:18:35 PM  

dammit just give me a login: Has anybody ever taken these things out of a canal? Something nuts like going for an Atlantic crossing would be extra CSB!


I imagine a big wave would snap it in two like a toothpick.
 
2022-07-03 4:09:30 PM  

dammit just give me a login: Has anybody ever taken these things out of a canal? Something nuts like going for an Atlantic crossing would be extra CSB!


There's a series, "Britain by Narrowboat", on Amazon Prime.  Highly recommended.  No they're not ocean-going - but they do get into some really nasty currents where canals meet rivers or rivers converge.  It's not easy to navigate those.

I really want a narrowboat. But I'd have to find a way to get into England.  :(
 
2022-07-03 4:36:06 PM  
You'll make your money back with the first haul of imitation shrimp and crab.
 
2022-07-03 4:36:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: dammit just give me a login: Has anybody ever taken these things out of a canal? Something nuts like going for an Atlantic crossing would be extra CSB!

There's a series, "Britain by Narrowboat", on Amazon Prime.  Highly recommended.  No they're not ocean-going - but they do get into some really nasty currents where canals meet rivers or rivers converge.  It's not easy to navigate those.

I really want a narrowboat. But I'd have to find a way to get into England.  :(


I really want a narrowboat, too. But then I'd have to find a way to live in a place full of English people
 
2022-07-03 4:38:17 PM  
It looks like an iron clad from the civil war. They worked best as river boats
 
2022-07-03 4:45:49 PM  
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2022-07-03 5:14:13 PM  
I hear it's tough navigating wet wipe island in one of these.
 
2022-07-03 5:38:28 PM  

dammit just give me a login: Has anybody ever taken these things out of a canal? Something nuts like going for an Atlantic crossing would be extra CSB!


There are a few spots you can cross rivers or bays to get between sections of canal. From what I've heard, you typically want someone with experience and/or a hired expert pilot to get you through the hairy bits.

As someone mentioned there are some good video series on canal boats in the UK. "Cruising the Cut" and "Foxes Afloat" are two I enjoy, although I think in both cases they've retired from boat life.
 
2022-07-03 5:55:34 PM  
Where do they keep the fridge?  That's an awfully big and well-equipped kitchen for you to only have space for 1 day's groceries...  They had space for the wine fridge, double toilets & sinks but no fridge?  Yeah, I know, it's probably behind some of the cabinetry.  I still would've liked to see it, if I were going to stay aboard her.
 
2022-07-03 6:01:02 PM  
Watch Cruising the Cut on Youtube. Very entertaining, and will tell you all you need to know about living on a narrowboat.
 
2022-07-03 6:13:21 PM  
Genuine Imitation Wide and Narrow is what they're calling the next season of the Kardashians.
 
2022-07-03 6:20:37 PM  
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2022-07-03 7:14:29 PM  
Bust
Out
Another
Thousand
$
 
2022-07-03 7:36:22 PM  
Immensely powerful 150hp engine.  Uh sure if you say so, it is decent but immensely powerful.
 
2022-07-03 7:56:27 PM  
That version of narrowboat kind of reminds me of something
Thunder Child
Youtube Ikp0nXKqf48
 
2022-07-03 8:00:51 PM  
What's this doing in England? I thought she was scuttled after losing to the Monitor.
 
2022-07-03 8:12:30 PM  
No way I'll waste my time catching oxymorons.
 
2022-07-03 8:16:37 PM  
YouTuber Country House Gent has been narrow boating the canals of the UK for the last couple years and it's quite relaxing to put on one of his videos as background noise and nice scenery.
https://youtube.com/c/CountryHouseGent
 
2022-07-03 8:40:27 PM  

flappy_penguin: YouTuber Country House Gent has been narrow boating the canals of the UK for the last couple years and it's quite relaxing to put on one of his videos as background noise and nice scenery.
https://youtube.com/c/CountryHouseGent


He has six seasons on Prime too.
Travels by Narrowboat.
 
2022-07-03 9:19:27 PM  
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2022-07-03 9:33:15 PM  
As someone whose best-ever vacation was a week on a houseboat cruising the California Delta, this intrigues me.
 
2022-07-03 10:09:20 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: As someone whose best-ever vacation was a week on a houseboat cruising the California Delta, this intrigues me.


Narrowboat living has a completely different speed of things. Very slow, very deliberate. Not like cruising. More like backpacking across rural back country, you just have a bed and all your kit with you. Spent a couple weeks on one, you have to really not need to be anywhere at all anytime in particular. That big iron lock key isn't for everyone, but if you can slip into that mindset, it could be a good retirement.
 
2022-07-03 10:25:40 PM  
Seriously, a legal nightmare. Master's ticket?  It's a ship. There are reasons we have 58 foot yachts.  All sorts of regulations suddenly kick in at 60'.  Might even need a pilot to navigate around wet wipe island.

Not for newbies, you would need to know your obligations and restrictions backwards.
 
2022-07-03 10:41:31 PM  

Dryad: common sense is an oxymoron: As someone whose best-ever vacation was a week on a houseboat cruising the California Delta, this intrigues me.

Narrowboat living has a completely different speed of things. Very slow, very deliberate. Not like cruising. More like backpacking across rural back country, you just have a bed and all your kit with you. Spent a couple weeks on one, you have to really not need to be anywhere at all anytime in particular. That big iron lock key isn't for everyone, but if you can slip into that mindset, it could be a good retirement.


Our rental was essentially a 24-foot RV on 42-foot pontoons, powered by a 55-hp outboard. Top speed was around four knots, and being anywhere at any particular time was next to impossible given the tidal currents, crosswinds, and scenery. Which is what made it such an ideal vacation.
 
2022-07-03 11:40:52 PM  

Trik: flappy_penguin: YouTuber Country House Gent has been narrow boating the canals of the UK for the last couple years and it's quite relaxing to put on one of his videos as background noise and nice scenery.
https://youtube.com/c/CountryHouseGent

He has six seasons on Prime too.
Travels by Narrowboat.


Yeah, a number of narrow boaters have adapted their You Tube channels to Amazon Prime series.  I think the aforementioned Foxes Afloat are also the aforementioned "Britain by Narrowboat," if I'm remembering things correctly.
 
2022-07-03 11:58:34 PM  

R.O.U.S: dammit just give me a login: Has anybody ever taken these things out of a canal? Something nuts like going for an Atlantic crossing would be extra CSB!

There are a few spots you can cross rivers or bays to get between sections of canal. From what I've heard, you typically want someone with experience and/or a hired expert pilot to get you through the hairy bits.

As someone mentioned there are some good video series on canal boats in the UK. "Cruising the Cut" and "Foxes Afloat" are two I enjoy, although I think in both cases they've retired from boat life.


Yes, both David and Colin & Shaun have moved onto dry land.  The guy who owns Bickerstaffe Boats (he built Silver Fox) says that this is typical and that most continuous cruisers only do it for a couple of years.  I've enjoyed how both channels have pivoted.  David making mini-documentaries about various aspects of the canals.  Colin and Shaun (and Otis) having a grand old time in the Scottish highlands.

Michael and Jo of "Minimal List" have been the most adventurous narrowboaters of the channels I follow (they've traversed the entire interconnected waterways network), and they always hired a pilot for their open water adventures.  Like the River Mersey at Liverpool and crossing the Wash.

390 Part 1 - We Took Our Narrowboat Out To Sea || Crossing The Wash
Youtube AQ-lSsf1Pj4
 
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