it`s immense, and it nearly kills me hand starting it!
bbc four right now - golden age of canals
Project for someone:
P.s. I miss the regular boat-life stories, was always nice following this thread.
I'm leaving bricks and mortar behind to move onto the water next weekend. Much excite.
Nice. Roughly where abouts will that be? Will you be travelling about much too?
I've got a mooring in Limehouse, as my life is not conducive to continuous cruising, but aim to get out and about as much as possible. No point in owning a boat and staying put.
Do you mind sharing roughly how much a Limehouse mooring costs per year?
It's not cheap, £11k for a 70-footer. You pay based on length. When shopping around, it was £8-9 in places like Hoxton and Canada Water, £6 if you went out to Brentford. But Limehouse has all the City boy pied a terres, so expense is inevitable.
Sounds ideal. Enjoy!
PM'd you with a million questions about yr boat. Sorry
I'm considering moving my narrowboat down to London to rent or sell and possibly locating it on this mooring, would this be a desirable location? would it sell/rent? any help would be much appreciated...
Man, there is no way you can call that a narrowboat. Looks like it would make for very pleasant city living though. Miss my boat so much, especially this time of year.
We've only ever stayed on it for weekends a bit longer when I moved it from Goole to Ripon, not really practical since number four arrived. This is was us a few weeks ago out for a cruise on the River Ure
Nice boat. Don’t know that area well, but decent connections. You’re paying less than for a Central Ldn mooring, but not loads less, though prices are rising. Once you have a mooring attached, your boat jumps in value (I paid considerably more for a bigger, but not as nice, boat because it had a prime mooring).
Don’t know about rental - need to be careful, I know some moorings don’t allow it. Don’t think mine does, but it goes on under the radar. As long as you don’t piss off the neighbours, you should be ok.
you should be ok
you should be ok
As long as your tenants don't sink your boat.
Just finished reading this thread, what a rollercoaster
Thanks for dredging this thread up. What a great read!
Great stuff this. I read it the other day, coincidentally just before I went on a family narrowboat trip. Not been on one since I was a kid. Great fun, most tranquil, also saw a hedgehog swimming which was truly astonishing.
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