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Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 11:46am
Things for families to consider who want to live on a narrowboat with small childrenHere are some things to consider if you are thinking of moving your family from a house to a narrow boat. The main concern for most people is the safety of their children. There are some basic rules you should try to life by when living aboard a narrow boat with small children: Keep doors locked Don’t leave children unsupervised Use a play pen for very young children Don’t allow children to run by a l....
Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 11:21am
Can pets live happily aboard a narrowboat?I was promoted to write this article as I was asked today whether living on a narrow boat was viable if you had a pet. The answer is yes it is possible, dogs and cats are the most popular choice of pets amongst boaters, however I have heard of people keeping chickens, rabbits and birds on their narrow boats.Having a dog aboard is a great life for your dog there is always plenty of walks to be had down the towpath on the canal system, where you will be ab....
Fri Mar 8, 2013 at 5:38pm
About cruiser style narrow boatsIn our previous articles we discussed the trad and semi narrow boats so now we are going to look at the 3rd type of stern which is The Cruiser stern. Out of all the boat types the cruiser has been designed to give the largest open space on the deck for outdoor cruising.The deck is usually 2 metres or more long and is open planned, but it is surrounded with safety rails. The engine is usually found below the deck and is accessed by lifting a section of the decking.....
Wed Mar 6, 2013 at 1:28pm
About semi traditional narrow boats also known as semi trad narrow boatsThe Semi-Traditional Narrow boat is commonly referred to as 'Semi-trad' and is a modern version of the traditional style narrow boat. It is built in a similar way to a cruiser stern, but from the side or at a distance the semi-trad actually still looks like a traditional narrow boat. The semi-traditional stern gains some social benefits of a cruiser stern, while still retaining a traditional design. The semi trad has a deck ....
Mon Mar 4, 2013 at 12:40pm
About traditional narrow boats also known as trad narrow boatsThe traditional or the trad stern narrow boat is ideal for live aboard purposes, typified by short back deck of 2 -3 feet in length, giving more room inside for living accommodation. These boats were designed from the working style narrow boats which required the most room in the boat itself, so it could maximise the space inside for the cargo it was carrying. The engine is also physically inside the boat.Because the traditional stern....