Boats , Canal & Sea Going
'Jen' Dan's Narrow Boat In Dry Dock .
"Jen" Narrow Boat
Seen 2009 . Now repainted yellow ? Photo = Dan Sapford .
MIckey's Freshley Painted Barge . 2011
Before Rain Spoiled Things ..
Seen 2011 . photo = Mickey Ratcliff
Jon's Castlefield Marine Tranditonal 45' Boat
45' Narrow Boat . Grand Union Canal Northants .
Seen 2011 Bridge 32 Grand Union Canal . Currently featured in my sales section as Jon's moving regions . Photo = Jon Stockley .
Suzie & Ady's 'Enola' at Elmsworth 2012
Enola (1928) Ex-WWII River Patrol Boat .
Seen 2012 Elmsworth . Once fitting out is finished hopefully they'll be sailing south ! Photo = Suzie
Phil's Boat Moored In Nottingham . 2009
In The Process Of Being Painted
Seen 2009 Nottingham . Photo = Phil .
Journey Man John's Trawler At Rye Docks 2010
Seen 2010 Rye . In Dry docks . Photo = John .
Kevin's Live In Boat 'Voyageur' In Dry Dock
Seen 2010 . Used around the uk coast by Kevin & his family photo = Kevin .
Charlotte's Home . Northants. 2013
Ex-J.E& S.E Hodgkinson . Kingswinford
Seen 2013 Northants. After the flood water had subsided .. photo = Charlotte
Matt (Ex-Decker)'s 'Heart Of Gold' 2015
(1897) Riveted Iron Work Boat . Ex-Birmingham .
Seen 2015 Photo = Matt
Sue & Pat's Narrowboat In Cambridge 2013
Seen 2013 Cambs. Brought up from London . Photo = Pat
Trailer Boat Home . EnDorset Festival 2007
Mercedes Articulated Unit & Boat .
Seen 2007 Dorset . Not exactly the most practical living rig , but at least no risk of it sinking .. Photo = Karlos
Mike building or dismantling his family boat ?
This photo would also be appropiate under a section headed 'mad scousers' ..
Seen 19.5.90 Gopsall Canal Wharf . Leics . Mike , his partner and son morred up after we'd been in occupation of the canal wharf for some months , word having spread around the 'boaties' The boat was whole when they arrived , but not for long ..whilst the others lived in a bender Mike set to with a crowbar ..it didin't look much better when they left us !
Sue & Dave's 1st Narrowboat . Cropedy ' 90
' St. Turo ' Narrowboat on the canal at Cropedy .
Seen 1990 . Cropedy . Photo = Sue Collins .
Wolfie's 'Daystar' at Melton ' 92
Daystar (1922) Pleasure Yacht .
Seen 1992 . River Deben . Melton . Suffolk . Originally named ' Ginger Dot ' & built by Luder's Marine Construction Co. in America . Famous for taking part in search for Charles Lindenbergh's kidnapped child in ' 32 . Photo = Paula Mayger .
Tony & Lil's ex-Launch in Newhaven ' 97
(1943) Ex-Air Sea Rescue Launch 2605 .
Seen 1997 . Newhaven . Sussex . Now in Melton Boatyard . Photo = Paula Mayger .
Mel's Ex-French Navy Boat . Woodbridge ' 92
(1939) Ex-French Navy . Houseboat since 1946 .
Seen 1992 . River Deben . Woodbridge . Suffolk . Was later destroyed by fire whilst under restoration . Photo = Paula Mayger .
Guy's Peniche on the Rhone at Donzere 2006
Guy's Ex-Commercial Peniche .
Seen 5.3.06 Donzere (26) Drome . France . Once used for grain , gravel etc transport on the Rhone . Now slowly being turned into a living boat .
German Family's Boat at Port St.Louis 2004
A family of four lived in this superb wooden sailing ship !
Seen 21.3.04 Port St.Louis (13) B.D.R. France .
Marshwiggle & OZ's Boats At Danes Moss 1995
Rebuilding In Progress .
Seen 1995 Danes Moss . Photo = Gibo .
Blue Jade at Fools Nook ' 96
Converted Mid Steer Cabin Cruiser .
Seen 1996 Fools Nook , Maccelsfield Canal ? . Photo = Gibo .
ACME at Dukes Cut Morring ' 96
Ex-Reed Cutter Converted For Living In .
Seen 1996 Dukes Cut Morring . Oxford . Photo = Gibo .
Narrow Boat Passing Gopsall Wharf Site
A retired couple on their narrow boat.
Seen 6.1.90 Gopsall Canal Wharf . Leics . This disused wharf was next to a branch of canal that ended 2 miles further along due to open cast mines .. so we soon saw this couple repass , wave , but not stopping !!
Johhny & Rave Boat at Cranfleet Cut ' 98
Did this mean he had a sound system on the boat ?
Seen 1998 Cranfleet Cut . Notts . Steve's boat in the background . Photo = Gibo
Gibo's Boat at Cranfleet Cut Notts ' 98
Seen 1998 Cranfleet Cut . Notts . Photo = Gibo .
Jim's Fire Salvaged Boat 2001
Warped by the flames but fixable !
Seen 2001 . Trent & Mersey Canal . Photo = Gibo .
Watersprite at Keepers Lock . Fradley 2004
Waiting for the levels to change inside the Lock .
Seen 2004 . Fradley . Photo = Gibo .
Gibo & Jobies "Poacher" at Notts ' 98
Gibo's full length Narrow Boat .
Seen 1998 . Notts . Photo = Gibo .
Duple Bodied Houseboat ! Shoreham 2009
'Verda' Houseboat & Duple Coach Body .
Seen 2009 . Shoreham . Photo = David Beardmore .
Bernard's 'Red Cow' on River Barrow , Ireland 2000
Redcow Narrow Boat
Seen 2000 River Barrow . Ireland . Photo = Bernard Brady .
Syd's Boat Deneb In Snow , France
Canal Du Midi In Wintertime !
Seen Sallies (11) Each winter the canal's drained so leaving boats dry & open to the cold without the insulating effect of the water ! Syd bought this rom Steawrt , who later became the owner of his 2nd boat Artis .. This one ended up being sold to a yard owner after hull repairs became impossible to complete ..Photo = Syd