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The Boat Project : 

The Boat Project Salford Lids 2010

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Introduction This study was commissioned by Salford Lids, a local community group, to research the feasibility of having a mobile, floating exhibition and meeting space for people to share stories and memories of the area. Milestones, a Salford City Council paper (2002) states under the subheading Seaworthy Ships and Boats: "Vessels such as the replica Golden Hinde, as well as bar and restaurant boats moored at Salford Quays during the 1990s, have now left, although it remains feasible that this type of activity could be reintroduced."

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Identifying Needs and Opportunities The Salford Quays area has a rich history (opened 1894) and was once considered the heart of Salford. Much of this history has been lost or forgotten. Albert Thompson, local hero and retired Salford sailor reminisces about the heyday of the quays area in his song, Salford Docks (2009): If you looked across the Salford Docks In the years that have gone past Lines of working ships within the funnels and the mast And all the different countries flags The sights the smells the sounds The shunting of the good trains and The dockers milling around Well I used to watch the busy cranes Lifting cargo from the quay The banksmen with their Skilful signals as proud as proud can be The loaders and the slingers Making safe the heavy lifts As they loaded all the world's supplies To the waiting ships Some went to Australia Some that went to Spain Some were bound for Africa Or Canada's great plain All were carrying British goods All made throughout our land Quality made built to last All made by British hand Where is all the industry And all the people gone It's just like they were never here Not a single solitary one They took away our livelihood Our purpose and our pride And the heart of Salford that once was Has passed away and died

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Albert also added a verse to Ewan McColl's Dirty Old Town (1949), with the collaboration of Peggy Seeger: Heard a siren from the docks Saw a train set the night on fire Smelled the spring on the Salford wind Dirty old town, dirty old town Gone the smoke and the grime Come the new dawn of our time Clean good buildings near the skies Salford city never dies

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It is hoped that with the expanding MediaCity and regeneration of the area, the quays will become a vibrant centre for commerce, community, leisure and the arts. The Lowry Theatre and Art Gallery has exhibitions and collections relating to the locale, but there is no purpose/ custom built archive or exhibition space dealing exclusively with the History of The Docks. The theatre is working closely with artists and local people and say, "… we aim to make the history of The Quays accessible and of interest to a wider audience. We hope that this will enable the history of the area to be brought to life and ensure that it isn’t lost or forgotten amidst the successful regeneration of this formerly industrial site… "…There is a particular emphasis on connecting local people and their own stories and experiences to the heritage of the area."

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Several community projects centred on local history have been happening recently. They have aimed to reclaim Salford's heritage and safeguard it for future generations and visitors to the area. Projects include: a. BBC writing workshops for local people – collaboration with local poet, playwriting with Salford as a theme, interviews and consultation with local people about MediaCity b. New Mornings Old Streets (Salford University- creative writing, film, sound – recording and archiving people's stories and memories also, 'What's Your Story' competition), People's Voice Media (PVM) Filming, recording of interviews with local c. Salford LIDS film making, working in conjunction with retirement homes (audio albums), sharing stories on Salford City Radio, workshops d. Retracing Salford collecting people's stories, researching local churches, campaigning e. Ordsall Community Arts (OCA) visual diaries with local young people, launch of community magazine, project with children about MediaCity f. Salford Museum and Art Gallery – conducted research and mounted an exhibition about Salford; worked with local students in response to photographs in the Life Times collection. The Local History Library is now home to the Salford Quays Heritage Centre archives. g. Ordsall Hall – timeline installation, textile panels, audio archive, photographic portraits all in conjunction with and with collaboration of local people, community groups and schools h. h. Salford Lads Club – Ongoing research, recent exhibition about local children (Street of a Thousand Children), demolished terraced streets i. Friends of Ignatius – research about St Ignatius church, campaigning to save the building, research about other demolished Salford churches, collection of memories and documents j. Working Class History Library (Lawrence) – school photography/ ceramics project about local buildings/ geography In addition, other centres closely sited have associated collections/ information of further interest: k. People's History Museum l. Museum Of Science and Industry

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There used to be a 'Salford Quays Heritage Centre' sited near the water sports centre on the Ontario Basin. This was closed in 1999, and the archives moved to the Local History Library at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. The area in which it once stood is earmarked for redevelopment – possibly by the Whitbred brewery, but plans have been stalled due to the economic downturn. Oral histories and photographs from the archive are available online: http://www.1secureweb.com/~salfordquays/oral/ohindex.htm Employees of Salford City Council, Ken Craven and Diane Lee were deployed to Salford Art Gallery. Ken Craven worked with Ann Monaghan to establish the LifeTimes archive/ gallery. (Both are now retired) Diane Lee is now Assistant Tourism Officer (Heritage and Education) at the Lowry, Tel: 0161 872 7463. There is little or no opportunity for the growing collection of photographs, audio, film and song being amassed to be shown and shared with the local community; or indeed to be exhibited further afield.

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The Idea This project proposes the use of a boat as an archive/ exhibition space for visitors to the quays to engage with the history and the people of the area. The vessel could also be employed as a river taxi (rather like the Damien Hirst Tate to Tate riverbus), giving passengers an overview of the area and linking various points of interest and museums which could then be explored more fully later. "…the development proposals for MediaCityUK are expected to include facilities for water taxis, which would allow visitors and commuters swift transport between Salford Quays and the city centre." There is a water taxi project (based at Castlefield) coming soon…

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Possible route/ stops might include: The different docks with an audio tour/ guide, describing how they have changed and developed. (Songs and stories on headphones/ booths) MediaCity/ The Lowry With the arrival of the BBC and the expansion of Media City, and the 10th birthday celebrations of The Lowry, a project entitled 'Unlocking Salford Quays' has been launched by The Lowry theatre and will be funded by the Lottery Fund. A range of creative ways to celebrate and share the area's rich cultural heritage are being explored. The Lowry brief for the project says: "….participants will be given the chance to work collaboratively with artists to develop a piece of public art to form part of a trail sited on Salford Quays, incorporating key themes of the heritage that has been discovered. Opportunities to animate the trail through performance will also be developed…" "Over the next year, using the themes, stories and artifacts uncovered through research by the local community, we will see the creation of a heritage trail, an exhibition, and a permanent archive, plus a series of exciting live events.“ Old Trafford football stadium can also be clearly seen from the canal, with the advantage of avoiding road traffic. Castlefield/ Museum of Science and Industry - a natural connection to the industrial heritage of the quays and easy access to the canal and moorings. Salford Museum and Art Gallery's sister museum, Ordsall Hall, is currently closed for a multi million pound refurbishment partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Re-opening in the Spring of 2011, the Hall forms part of the Quays Group and is central to the regeneration scheme planned for the Ordsall Lane/ Oldfield Road site. The Hall lies close to the River Irwell, and might be a natural stop for the river taxi- particularly if access could be arranged/ the current industrial buildings are demolished so that the Hall can be seen from the river. It is currently served by the Metrolink network (nearest stop Exchange Quay) and a local bus, and boasts visitor figures of around 25,000 a year. Disruption is anticipated for 2012 when Ordsall Lane will be closed and all parking stopped for the regeneration project. The Imperial War Museum North Between 1997 and 2007, Prince Charles's minesweeper HMS Bronnington was moored outside the war museum, and there was talk of them purchasing a Russian submarine!

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Regeneration scheme planned for the Ordsall Lane/ Oldfield Road site

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There will be five sites for the Unlocking the Quays project sculpture trail (7 possible points), as marked on the map – yet to be confirmed Unlocking Salford Quays

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SHOPPERS will be able to go to the Trafford Centre by boat on the first canal to be built in Greater Manchester for more than 100 years. They will be ferried there in Venetian-style water taxis from Salford Quays.Property developer Peel Holdings, which owns the Trafford Centre, has been granted planning permission to build the 600-metre canal linking Trafford Boulevard, which runs alongside the Trafford Centre, with the Manchester Ship Canal.The new canal will create the potential to build lucrative waterside apartments and offices alongside the new spur on a section of vacant land belonging to Peel Holdings.Company bosses are hoping that the water taxis will be a transport link for the new headquarters of the BBC. It has not been decided how frequently the taxis would run or how many people they would carry.Engineering historian Paul Dunkerley, who has created a heritage trail including Greater Manchester's canals for the Museum of Science and Industry, said he was excited by the plans.He said: "The most recent canal built was the Ribble link in Lancashire, which opened for the Millennium, but I think the last new canal to open in Manchester was the ship canal. The plans are likely to spark speculation that if the water taxis prove a success, the Trafford Centre will be tempted to shelve plans to pay for its own Metrolink line at some point in the future. 'Trafford Quays' ‘Crescent Quays' “…The next stage of restoration is likely to continue through the Crescent area of Salford, as far as Frederick Road. Salford Council is looking to redevelop this whole area with the canal at its centre. However many development schemes are on hold in 2009, and this will affect progress; 2012 might be the earliest date for further restoration. Other parties are looking to fund restoration of the summit level from Hall Lane (Little Lever) through to Bury.” “…There are plans to redevelop the whole of the Crescent and University areas, and it is possible that the canal may not follow its original route when it is restored; it may be moved to become a more central feature of the redevelopment sites; time will tell.” Further Future Links Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal Towpath Guide, 2009

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Memories, stories, the locale, the heart of Salford, the history of the quays, the changing face of the people/ workers (eg Sioux, dockers, mill workers, Barracks soldiers, shop/ market workers) (Lowry’s 5 key groups to work with artists: Ex workers Current workers and residents Families Young People 10 Year Olds ) projected photographic views of the area so that direct comparison can be made projections onto the water/ on bridges/ buildings at night sound booths The boat might also have meeting/ conference space for workshops, training, meetings, future projects and fundraising Sustainability is a key interest of the Salford Lids, as well as the university and other groups. Raise awareness about pollution and energy efficiency and generation? (to be tied in with the polluted history of the Industrial Revolution in Salford and Manchester) The boat could be run as a virtually self sufficient, zero carbon (?) unit – with scope for: wind/ solar power growing of plants, vegetables in containers Compostable toilet facilities – fertiliser? low water consumption human powered lights/ dynamo battery (on wired up static bicycles) (see Shine Pedal and Spring - the Carbon Neutral Cabaret - www.transitionsheffield.or.uk Music and stories – see Chris Woods THEMES and IDEAS

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The Mikron theatre company comprises of 4 actors and a Narrowboat. They have been touring around the country for 40 years. Often exploring industrial themes, the Tylesley narrowboat visits cities with an industrial past – parallel with the canal network. Stopping at pubs/ unusual, small venues, the troop makes theatre accessible to all. www.mikron.org.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX8bOsTQV7k http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbzg8UeRVMk&feature=related (performing 'Women's Rights' at Working Class Movement Library Case Study

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The Golden Hinde is a replica 16th century galleon, first moored at the quays in 1992. It was sited on the Ontario Basin (along with Walk the Plank's 'Fitzcaraldo') next to the Salford Quays Heritage Centre. It proved to be an incredibly popular attraction, with some 100,000 visitors during the first 12 months. Open daily from 9am – 6pm, The Hinde hosted 4 guided tours per day for school parties; (and could have a maximum of 70 visitors on board at any one time). Was even busier in school holidays! The ship was privately owned but staffed by Salford Council employees who conducted the tours. The boat was kept static at the basin (despite having an engine), with no mooring fees (courtesy of the council which had brought up the entire quays area, 1990). The Council also installed a 16th century style landing stage for visitor access. On offer were/are: Self Guided, Guided, or even Overnight Living History Tours. Pirate Fun Days and workshops Case Study (interview with Leslie Willis) Security: someone was on board at all times, with staff sleeping on the boat at night. Toilets: were situated at the Heritage Centre. Costs: tours of the ship were £2 per person. Shop: souvenirs were available from the onboard shop and form the Heritage Centre, and included plans and cut out models of the ship, (reportedly proving popular and lucrative). After a year, The Golden Hinde set sail for the South – visiting coastal resorts. It returned to the quays for 6 months before the Lowry Outlet Mall was opened, but eventually the ship was closed to visitors by its owner, Roddy Coleman, due to financial reasons. Salford City Council expressed interest in purchasing the Hinde, or even building its own, but costs proved to be prohibitively high. www.goldenhinde.com

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Case Study – Walk the Plank Walk the Plank’s office is based in Salford, just behind the Pendleton Police Station The Fitzcarraldo Theatre Ship “We often forget that we live on a group of small, yet very beautiful islands. By creating the UK’s first theatre ship, not only did we have an alternative and innovative performance space, we had access to around 7,700 miles of coastline and the opportunity to take our work to millions. It felt like the perfect place to begin the Walk the Plank adventure.” Liz Pugh, Producer and Co-Founder, Walk the Plank.

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Paid £100k, asking £70k – Nov 2009 The Fitzcarraldo was built in Norway 1971. For 20 years she was a general cargo and passenger ferry working the islands around in north Norway. In December 1991 Walk the Plank purchased the ship, renaming it the Fitzcarraldo. The ship was registered British in 1992, the same year of its first British national tour. Its hold was adapted as a theatre. Each summer the Fitzcarraldo sets sail from the Albert Docks in Liverpool and tours ports and harbours in Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Audiences of up to 125 people can sit the aft deck to watch as the hatches rise and the cargo holds are craned open.To date, Walk the Plank have produced and toured 8 new plays nationally, and the ship has visited over 80 ports and harbours nationwide. In 2003 the ship went on a national tour to 19 ports with a stage adaption of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.During the winter months the ship is in the Canning Dock in Liverpool and is used as a static venue for many events including parties, cabaret, live music, and drama.Since July 2008 the Fitcarraldo has been permanently docked at Canning, unable to sail because the metal around its propeller gland  is rusting and needs to be replaced which will be very expensive. As a result, and due to loss of grant, Walk the Plank plan to sell the Fitcarraldo.

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There is a strong history of boats on the quays as tourist and arts attractions which appears to have had its heyday. However, there is much scope and enthusiasm to re establish this tradition, and a wide range of creative potential to achieve this. The Ontario Basin could be home to boats of different ages and uses, and become something of a tourist attraction in its own right. Further themes, including green issues could be linked, and multiple water taxis could be employed in the area.

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The quays is a mixed site – partly owned by the council, partly by private businesses and housing companies and also the ship canal. The council owns parts of the water including Central Bay, Welland Lock and Ontario Basin which are separated from the canal by locks. (South Bay is owned by another party) The water in the Bays is aerated and cleaner than the in the canal and therefore suitable for swimming and watersports. The water quality is maintained by APEM. Derek controls the levels of aeration which vary in Summer and Winter, and when the locks have been opened (and the bay water is contaminated with the canal water). It takes some 24 hours to fully aerate the water in this instance. The lock gates are shallow, 30 feet – which is similar to the draft of The Golden Hinde. It proved quite a task to move the Hinde into the Ontario Basin; weights were used to tip the front of the ship! The Bridgewater Canal is the responsibility of the Harbour Master (HQ South Wirral) ALAN FEAST 07718366041 01513271244 www.shipcanal.co.uk Water taxis were tried at one time but failed as there was not enough scope. The landing stage at North Bay would be perfect for launching taxis however. The Central Operations Tower at Welland Lock has pump out toilet facilities for British Waterways members - who have keys. Meeting with Derek Wharton Responsible for the area of the Quays owned by Salford City Council Ordsall Neighbourhood Office Urban Vision 0161 6034100

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The Boat The Quays was home to boats and ships of all shapes and sizes. Some would have been ‘tug’ style without engines and pulled by horses on the towpath or other vessels. Narrowboats, designed to navigate the narrow canal network transported goods far and wide.

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Narrow Vs Wide During the course of this research, two types of boat/ project have emerged as viable options. Narrowboats are an obvious choice for their suitability to the canal network, and would mean any exhibition could tour the vast majority of the country – but they are expensive (popular) and small. As a river taxi, it might carry a maximum of 15-20 people, and as a liveaboard only 4-6. Most narrowboats are about 6 feet wide, and anything up to 70 feet long. Many other types of boat are available though, at very reasonable prices second hand. Converted tugs, buttys and decommissioned naval/ life guard vessels (and what many sellers refer to as ‘projects’ that need renovation work) could all be employed and be a fantastic sight to behold on the canal. . A compromise might be a wide beam narrowboat. Widebeams can be up to 10-12 feet wide – giving passengers the feel of a decent sized room in a house. However they tend to be expensive A further option might be to design and have a custom boat built to our specification. Surprisingly, this can sometimes cost the same as fitting out an existing boat. Note: A survey is normally carried out on the purchase of a boat (rather like a house).

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Without doubt the biggest draw back of a wide beam craft is the restriction of UK navigation. The biggest problem is the missing link between the North and South wide beam canal network. There are plans to improve the Uks inland navigational range (including rivers) which have been delayed by lack on funds. Even without the North - South link, there is the possibility to cross the Channel, to continental canals and rivers. With this possibility the general navigational scope of a wide beam far exceeds that of a narrowboat. This is a difficult question to answer –and depends on the size of the wide beam craft, especially beam and air draft under arched bridges (the wider the boat the less air draft available!), and drafts which can vary after a river has been in flood. There is a wide beam network in the North of England, and one in the South, plus the North East Fenland waterways (and Norfolk Broads) but they are not connected, yet (only by 6’-10” narrow canals). If you include rivers (like the Thames ) then probably around three quarters of all the navigable UK waterways are suitable for broad beam boats (a broad beam boat is generally designated as a boat wider then 7 feet). Where can we Navigate to with a WIDE BEAM?

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Navigable British Rivers and Waterways A total of around 3000 miles; 1,500 navigable by a boat 57'-6" long by 10'-6" wide with an air draft of 5'-9". It can be concluded that a barge 60ft x 12'-6" x 6'-6" air draft will be able to cover most of the canals. Greater than 60ft (18m) in length the boat will not be able to transverse from East to West on the Northern section (Liverpool & Liverpool Canal), which would mean that when the North – South link finally opens, the vessel will not be able to get to the Manchester area from the South. The ideal maximum size then would be 60ft x 12'6." Any larger and you compromise on UK cruising (eg the East-West Northern link – the Leeds and Liverpool canal). Note: River dimensions given often refer to upstream sections. Downstream locks & bridges are often larger. Waterways 1906

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Most 'new build' barges under 80 feet long will be able to navigate nearly all the Continental Canals. Most of the French and Belgian waterways were built to accommodate a vessel up to 38.5m long by 5.05m wide, with a draft of 1.8m and air draft of 3.5m. However Brittany Waterways are restricted to 25m x 4.6m. Some of the waterways have an air draft limitation of 2.7m and draft of 1m. If considering cruising some of the continental rivers (eg the Rhine in Germany), a more powerful than standard engine will likely be required.

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Parts of a boat and directions The workings of a lock

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ebay boat (classified) £48k Mike Heywood 70ft traditional narrowboat Mike Heywood 70ft trad narrowboatthorneycroft bmc 1.8 engine with hydraulic gearboxbss till feb 2014 licence june 10 a very spacious boat that’s ideal liveaboard or continuous cruiserrepainted to a high standard 09 with the benefit of new windows recent hull blacking and new anodesthe interior has been upgraded with a new galley and carpets a large 18ft lounge provides plenty of room for free standing furniture or sofa bedsheating by solid fuel stove with back boiler the galley has lots of units and has a new cooker and a washing machine the bathroom has a shower bath and vanity unit and pump out toilet the large bedroom has a wardrobe with calofier and another large double wardrobestill leaving room for the fixed bed and space more furniture if required the engine room houses more cupboards and shelves and provides a useful utility roomalong with the inverter and battery chargeralso has 5 batteries ,shoreline point ,a large stainless steel water tank She has a excellent hull and I am prepared to refund the dry dock and hull survey costs if she is found to be anything below acceptable offers invited around £48,000 1987 shell by Mike Heywood quality shell builder, the late uncle of respected boat builder Jonathan Wilson who still builds top range boats today a short term mooring may be available  any questions please ask , view anytime  tel 07833631191 Examples of boats for sale

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This is a fab boat, we brought it 4 years ago to fit out and live on, unfortunatly it has never floated as we got married and had children! We are now emigrating so need to sell. My husband is a carpenter, so the fit out is immaculate and done to a  high designer spec, most of the work has been completed, this boat has been loved and the sale will include the trailer.When we brought the boat it was just a shell, 10:6:4, we red oxide inside, king span insulation, ash board and beading with 3 coats of varnish. All window frames are handmade from Oak and are the door frames. The lay out comprises of living room, galley, walk through bathroom and large double bedroom. The living room has a sofa bed. TV point and designer tubular radiator with handmade oak window surrounds.kitchen has all brand new, freestanding Vilroy and Boch ceramic sink and drainer storage underneath, NEFF gas hob and electric cooker, cased in handmade oak surround with wine racks either side, hand made oak work top, with Vilroy and Boch cupboard above. Below is plumbing for a washing machine and electrics for a fridge. Fantastic solid oak floor leading into the bathroom.The Bathroom has a plumbed in with pump bath and shower with a curved glass door, glass tiles from bath to ceiling, Vilroy and Boch loo and basin, again hand made oak vanity unit.Bedroom has built in wardrobes, one housing the domestic combi boiler all plumbed into designer radiators throughout.Waste tank in bedroom with outlet outside. Handmade oak window and door leading to..the engine bay, large area above the engine bay for table and chairs.This boat does not have an engine, as it is cheaper to moor without an engine, but you can pick a decent 2nd hand one up from ebay for around £500.(Bedfordshire) no bids, was relisted, April2010 Examples of boats for sale 48ft Semi wide (8ft) narrow canal boat

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converted to 3 Bedroom, 2 lounge, Diner/Kitchen, Bathroom, Oil fired central heating/hot water, chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, LPG 5 ring cooker, fridge, some furniture, steel hull timber superstructure. Note there is no mooring available; buyer must remove vessel from site. Examples of boats for sale Converted Trent Dumb Barge, 82ft x 14` 10"

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50ft MFV Ex Fishing Boat Examples of boats for sale 50ft MFV Fishing Boat - This is my dad’s pride and joy and is selling due to health reasons.  This boat is 50ft long, 18ft Beam, 7ft draft.  She is a large boat with a lovely Gardena 6LXB and MG509 box and 4 blade propeller.  Engine starts first time on the key.  The wheel house is constructed of steel which is 14ft x 10ft with a coach house roof carries through at 10ft.  She has 8 bunks down below and a large saloon.  In the wheel house has a galley and dining area.  The boat needs a good paint both inside and out! A deposit must be paid within 48hrs and full payment in 7 days unless other arrangements have been made. For more information please contact my dad on 07717 249 309. This boat is advertised elsewhere so may be withdrawn during auction! (bidding started at £5k, no bids…was relisted April 2010) Whiston, Merseyside

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ebay, 25 bids, went for £13k EX NAVAL /RAF BOAT , IDEAL FOR HOUSE BOAT . BUILT 1960 BY THORNYCROFT FROM MOHOGANY AND OAK. IT’S ABOUT 50FT X 14FT X 3.5FT . POWERED BY 6 CYL FORD MERMAID MANTA [180HP] DIESEL ENGINE, WITH PRM 1000 GEARBOX. LARGE TWIN STAINLESS FUEL TANKS, LARGE FRESH WATER TANK , 2X SEA TOILETS. SHOWER . GALLEY . MESS ROOM . LARGE MASTERS CABIN. DIESEL HEATER. THE BOAT IS PRESENTLY OUT OF WATER UNTIL END OF MARCH. THE BOAT AND ENGINE IS IN GOOD CONDITION .ANY VIEWING WELCOME BY ARRANGEMENT. CALL 07786986978 OR 01900819385 Examples of boats for sale

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Hebden Bridge, £90k 'Haddlesey' is a recently converted 1920's/30's Tom Pudding barge, for sale with moorings, in the picturesque town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It was completely re-hulled 4 years ago by Pickwell and Arnold boat builders. The superstructure has been sandblasted and painted this year and a new wheel house added. Inside, the wheel house steps lead you to the galley/kitchen which includes an lpg oven/grill, 5-ring hob, fridge, sink with mixer tap, beech work tops and ample space for a large kitchen table. A huge roof light provides plenty of natural light.The lounge is approx 14ft sq with a pigeon box roof light and plenty of space for 2 large sofas, bookshelves, t.v. cabinet etc. The Coalbrookdale multi-fuelled stove provides plenty of hot water and heats the radiators in the wheelhouse, bathroom and lounge. An extra system heats other radiators fitted around the boat. Built into the prow of the boat is the newly decorated double bedroom. There is space for wardrobes and drawers and a fitted radiator behind the bed. Deck lights provide natural light.The bathroom has pine fitted units, a sink, shower and a high quality Swedish 240v 'biolet' composting toilet. There is space and plumbing for a domestic washing machine. The hot water cistern is built into the units and has an immersion heater to provide hot water.Under the wheelhouse is the engine room. This room is in its original state and currently used for storage but would make a good sized second bedroom or study. The barn door rudder, stern pipe, diesel tank and engine mountings are still present so fitting an engine would be the other obvious alternative. We have been quoted around £6/7000 for fitting the engine and steering gear, the boat builders are just up the road and hebden bridge has a dry dock so its all doable and will increase the value of the boat no end! *price quoted is a guideline only*There are wide pine floorboards throughout the boat, a study/computer area with internet access, wide stairs to the side hatch with storage underneath, 240v mains plug sockets, 12v supply to pumps and lights. Boat safety certificate until October 2011. Mooring fees are £100 per month.Mayroyd moorings are situated on the Rochdale canal, 2 minutes walk from Hebden Bridge train station. Trains are 27 mins to Bradford, 50 to Leeds, 39 to Manchester. Blackpool, York and Huddersfield are also on the Caldervale line. Examples of boats for sale

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Liveaboard Ex rnli Boat 47' Cardiff Cheap City life 4 2 Bargain liveaboard boat (REDUCED) (Cardiff) Ex rnli Watson 47 lying in Cardiff. Has been used as liveaboard for a year.  A very cheap way to live in Cardiff for one or two.  The boat has an unconverted fore cabin which could easily fit an extra 2 berths and heads and shower. Hull - Double diagonal mahogany on Oak frames, bronze and copper clenched onto oak frames.  Twin 6 cylinder Ford Diesel drive two three bladed fixed pitch propellers in tunnels by way of bronze shafts.  Built in 1953 by Samuel White and Co., Cowes, Isle of Wight for the RNLI and originally based at Walton on Naze. Official lifeboat no. 910.  Boat suitable for liveaboard at the moment and with added benefit of further room for conversion.  Last survey nov '07. bidding started and ended at £10k only 1 bid, reserve not met Examples of boats for sale

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FOR INSTANCE:- 40'NARROWBOAT SHELL INCLUDING:- DIESEL & WATER TANKS, KEEL COOLER, ENGINE BEDS, STEEL DOORS, GAS LOCKER, WEED HATCH, HANDRAILS,WE USE 10mm.6mm.& 4mm PLATING, ALL PRIMED IN GREY AND BLACK BITUMEN, (TRADITIONAL, SEMI-TRADITIONAL & CRUISER STYLES) WILL COST YOU.................... £12.000.00 45' WITH SAME SPEC AS ABOVE ........£13.500.00 50' WITH SAME SPEC AS ABOVE.........£15.000.00 57' WITH SAME SPEC AS ABOVE.........£17.100.00 WE CAN ALSO SUPPLY & FIT THE FOLLOWING AT AN ADDITIONAL COST STAINLESS STEEL WATER TANKS.............£450.00ea BATTONED OUT & 20mm FLOORING AND SPRAY FOAMING £40 PER CABIN FOOT BALLAST ...........£150 FRONT LOCKERS ....£80ea STAINLESS RECESSED FENDER EYES....£10ea BRASS ROOF VENTS 4" £20 ea 6" £30 ea ANODES .........£25ea SIDE DOORS ......£110 INCH & HALF STERN TUBE FITTED £130 ALL ABOVE PRICES ARE FITTED ENGINES BETA, KABOTA, ISUZU & VETUS ENGINE PRICES ARE DEPENDANT ON SIZE AND SPECIFICATION, ALSO PRICES DO VARY SO PLEASE EMAIL FOR A PRICE ON THE ENGINE YOU REQUIRE  FITTINGS INCLUDE 11/2" STERN TUBE 11/2"PROP SHAFT, PROPELLER, ONE BATTERY, BATTERY ISOLATOR, HALF COUPLING, WATER HOSES, FUEL LINES, EXHAUST SYSTEM ALL READY TO RUN... STANDARD FITTING PRICE IS FROM £1200.00 PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CALL US WE'LL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU MAY NOT WANT A NARROWBOAT/ DUTCH BARGE, BUT THESE ARE A VERY GOOD INVESTMENT AS THE PRICE OF NARROW BOAT HOLIDAYS ARE ANY THING FROM £750.00 A WEEK PER BOAT WE CAN ALSO GET YOU PRICES ON FULL INTERNAL FITTING, AND  FULL PAINTWORKS TO YOUR CHOICE WE  CAN ALSO HAVE YOUR BOAT DELIVERED ANY WHERE IN THE UK ALL FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST DAVE CLARKE BOATBUILDERS 01623 836330 (advertised on Ebay) SPECIALISTS IN NARROWBOATS AND DUTCH BARGES HERE WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO DESIGN AND HAVE YOUR OWN BOAT BUILT TO YOUR SPEC FOR A CUT OF THE CURRENT MARKET PRICE ANY SIZE OR SHAPE FROM £12,000.00

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TRITON local boat fitters

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we build bespoke furniture for narrow boats, widebeams and even your home! as seen in the pictures this  u shaped kitchen consists of:- (the last picture is a popular L shaped kitchen with an island, ask for price) belfast sink chrome swan neck tap sink unit 600mm 2 corner units, 1 with access from saloon or 2 carousel corner units single unit with internal draw 450mm or draw pack 3 draws single unit 450mm fridge unit with free standing fridge 12v  550mm cooker unit with built in cooker gas/lpg, 4 burners, oven, pan draw   all units are bespoke made to measure, units are solid, made from 18mm birch ply doors are bespoke, american white oak, ash pannel draw and doors are on top quality soft close hinges and runners everything has 2 coats of diamond glaze varnish   work top is beech block board 40mm finished in 3 coats of sadlin work top oil all this for £3200 Bespoke Boat Fitters the price includes , construction of bespoke kitchen units and doors, work top cut to size, bolted joints, routered out sink section and oven top cut out plinths cut to size tap fitted to work top. fridge 12v cooker  lpg/gas 4 burner oven, glass lid tap and sink included   any sizes can be changed to suit, can come with or without appliances   we can also give you a price for delivery & fitting, including 12v connection, gas connection hot and cold water connection. waste fitted to out side skin fitting. we can come to your mooring or you can bring it to our workshop in sharpness docks,gloucestershire we also build bathroom units,bedroom wardrobes and units. we also do complete refurbs of your whole boat. we can cater to any of your boating needs, just ask for quote steve 07931 868305 or 01452 700019   as each kitchen is bespoke an average of 2 to 3 weeks is needed from time of order to delivery we ask for a 25% deposit on order, remainder on delivery or instalation your welcome to contact us with any questions or come visit our workshop (nice sink)

Build a Barge : 

Build a Barge Sid Jacomb. Sid-Hoo Ltd. Montpillard, 58330 Crux la Ville, France. Tel from uk 0871 781 1467 Hal Stuff. Hal Stuff Design Ltd. 16 Durcott Road, Evesham WR11 1EQ Web: www.bruceroberts.com , then Cruising in Europe page.   Tony Tucker. Tucker Designs , 15 Wrensfied, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.HP1 1RN England. web  http://www.tucker-designs.com/barges.html Tel: +44 (0) 1442 253 775  Andrew Wolstenholme. Wolstenholme Yacht Design Ltd. The Flint Barn, Westbourne Road, Coltishall, Norfolk. NR12 7HT England. Tel:  +44 1603 737 024 web www.wolstenholmedesign.com

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Above board – On or above the deck, in plain view, not hiding anything. Above-water hull – The hull section of a vessel above waterline, the visible part of a ship. Aft – height above the water Astern – towards the stern (rear) of a vessel, behind a vessel Barge – generally European, widebeam narrowboat Beam – The width of a vessel at the widest point, or a point alongside the ship at the mid-point of its length Berth (moorings) – A location in a port or harbour used specifically for mooring vessels while not at sea. Berth (sleeping) – A bed or sleeping accommodation on a boat or ship. Bilge – The bilge is the compartment at the bottom of the hull of a ship or boat where water collects so that it may be pumped out of the vessel at a later time. Bitumen for Blacking (the hull) Butty – boat that pushes others in the water Cabin – an enclosed room on a deck or flat. Composting Toilet – style of ‘green’ loo Cratch – the part at the front of a boat where the helmsman stands Cuddy – A small cabin in a boat. Displacement hull – A hull designed to travel through the water, rather than planing over it. Cruiser/Cruising (not sailing) Drydock/ Dry mooring Fender – An air or foam filled bumper used in boating to keep boats from banging into docks or each other. Galley Gunwale – Upper edge of the hull Houseboat - “Houseboats” - are covered by a separate zero rate. For VAT purposes, “houseboats” are boats designed solely as living accommodation that do not have, and cannot be fitted with, a means of propulsion. If a boat can be fitted with a means of propulsion, it is not a “houseboat”. Nautical Terms Hull – The shell and framework of the basic flotation-oriented part of a ship. In-water survey – a method of surveying the underwater parts of a ship while it is still afloat instead of having to drydock it for examination. Keel – The central structural basis of the hull Liveaboard Length overall, LOA – the length of a ship. Marina – centre offering moorings and facilities ranging from hull blacking to toilet pump out Mooring – the name given to the rent/ rented area in which a boat stays Narrowboat – designed for canals, 6’ wide and up to 70 feet long Oakum – Material used for caulking hulls. Often hemp picked from old untwisted ropes. Port – Towards the left-hand side of the ship facing forward (formerly Larboard). Denoted with a red light at night. Porthole or port – an opening/ window in a ship's side, usually round, for admitting light and air. Prawner – sort of boat for catching prawns Project – a boat requiring renovation/ work Pump out – facility for emptying on board toilets Quayside – Refers to the dock or platform used to fasten a vessel to Starboard – Towards the right-hand side of a vessel facing forward. Denoted with a green light at night. Derived from the old steering oar or steerboard which preceded the invention of the rudder. Stern – The rear part of a ship, technically defined as the area built up over the sternpost, extending upwards from the counter to the taffrail. Tiller – a lever used for steering, attached to the top of the rudder post. Used mainly on smaller vessels, such as dinghies and rowing boats Traditional – style of narrowboat Tug – sort of boat, with no engine (tugged instead) Waterways (license) – name given to navigable canals and rivers in the UK; maintained by British Waterways Widebeam – broad boat (in case of narrowboats, 8’ plus wide

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Bitter end – The last part of a rope or cable. The anchor cable is tied to the bitts, when the cable is fully paid out, the bitter end has been reached. Booby hatch – A sliding hatch or cover. By and large – By means into the wind, while large means with the wind. By and large is used to indicate all possible situations "the ship handles well both by and large". By the board – Anything that has gone overboard. Cat o' nine tails – A short nine-tailed whip kept by the bosun's mate to flog sailors (and soldiers in the Army). When not in use, the cat was kept in a baize bag, hence the term "cat out of the bag". "Not enough room to swing a cat" also derives from this. Chock-a-block – Rigging blocks that are so tight against one another that they cannot be further tightened. Clean bill of health – A certificate issued by a port indicating that the ship carries no infectious diseases. Clean slate – At the helm, the watch keeper would record details of speed, distances, headings, etc. on a slate. At the beginning of a new watch the slate would be wiped clean. Cuntline – The "valley" between the strands of a rope or cable. Before serving a section of laid rope e.g. to protect it from chafing. Cut and run – When wanting to make a quick escape, a ship might cut lashings to sails or cables for anchors, causing damage to the rigging, or losing an anchor, but shortening the time needed to make ready by bypassing the proper procedures. Cut of his jib – The "cut" of a sail refers to its shape. Since this would vary between ships, it could be used both to identify a familiar vessel at a distance, and to judge the possible sailing qualities of an unknown one. The Doldrums – Also called the "equatorial calms", is a nautical term for the equatorial trough, with special reference to the light and variable nature of the winds. Dressing down - Treating old sails with oil or wax to renew them. First-rate – The classification for the largest sailing warships of the 17th through 19th centuries. They had 3 masts, 850+ crew and 100+ guns. Flotsam –(and jetsam) Debris or cargo that remains afloat after a ship wreck. Fly by night – A large sail used only for sailing downwind, requiring little attention. Nautical sayings Footloose – When the foot of a sail is not secured properly, it is footloose, blowing around in the wind. Junk – Old cordage past its useful service life as lines aboard ship. Know the ropes – A sailor who 'knows the ropes' is familiar with the miles of cordage and ropes involved in running a ship. Loggerhead – An iron ball attached to a long handle, used for driving caulking into seams and (occasionally) in a fight. Hence: 'at loggerheads'. Mae West – A Second World War personal flotation device used to keep people afloat in the water; named after the 1930s actress Mae West, well-known for her large bosom. Making way – When a vessel is moving under its own power. Nipper – Short rope used to bind a cable to the "messenger" (a moving line propelled by the capstan) so that the cable is dragged along too (used where the cable is too large to be wrapped round the capstan itself). During the raising of an anchor the nippers were attached and detached from the (endless) messenger by the ship's boys. Hence the term for small boys: 'nippers'. Overhaul – Hauling the buntline ropes over the sails to prevent them from chaffing. Part brass rags – Fall out with a friend. From the days when cleaning materials were shared between sailors. Pipe down – A signal on the bosun's pipe to signal the end of the day, requiring lights (and smoking pipes) to be extinguished and silence from the crew. Poop deck – A high deck on the aft superstructure of a ship. Pooped – Swamped by a high following sea. Press gang – Formed body of personnel from a ship of the Royal Navy (either a ship seeking personnel for its own crew or from a 'press tender' seeking men for a number of ships) that would identify and force (press) men, usually merchant sailors into service on naval ships usually against their will. Reduced cat – A light version on the cat o'nine tails for use on boys; also called "boys' pussy".

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Rummage sale – A sale of damaged cargo (from French arrimage). Skyscraper – A small, triangular sail, above the skysail. Used in light winds on a few ships. Square meal – A sufficient quantity of food. Meals on board ship were served to the crew on a square wooden plate in harbour or at sea in good weather. Tack - A leg of the route of a sailing vessel, particularly in relation to tacking and to starboard tack and port tack. Taken aback – An inattentive helmsmen might allow a dangerous situation to arise where the wind is blowing into the sails 'backwards' causing a sudden (and possibly dangerous) shift in the position of the sails. Taking the wind out of his sails – To sail in a way that steals the wind from another ship. Three sheets to the wind – On a three-masted ship, having the sheets of the three lower courses loose will result in the ship meandering aimlessly downwind. Also a sailor who is drunk. Thwart – A bench seat across the width of an open boat. Touch and go – The bottom of the ship touching the bottom, but not grounding. Under the weather – Serving a watch on the weather side of the ship, exposed to wind and spray. Under way – A vessel that is moving under control: that is, neither at anchor, made fast to the shore, aground nor adrift. Wide berth – To leave room between two ships moored (berthed) to allow space for maneuver. Nautical sayings continued

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Dragonfly Narrowboat Training Inland Waterways Helmsman Course Introduction We are a small family run company, based on the Llangollen Canal near Hurleston junction, offering individual tuition on canal boat training courses, covering all aspects of narrowboat handling and safety. We take a maximum of three trainees for each RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate (IWHC) course, enabling our instructor to give individual attention, whilst at the same time the trainees are learning from each other. The benefits of taking the IWHC course The IWHC course has been developed jointly by the Royal Yachting Association and British Waterways to provide the practical knowledge and skills required for the safe and proficient navigation of our inland waterways. The course assumes no prior knowledge or experience of boats and so is ideal for the first timer, however the course is also designed to enhance the knowledge of experienced boaters, who will learn tips and tricks of the trade, making their boating safer and more enjoyable. On successful completion of the course we are authorised to award the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate. This can then be used to achieve the International Certificate of Competence (ICC), essential if you intend to navigate the inland waterways of Europe. Who takes the IWHC course? The course is taken by many different people for many different reasons; whether you are looking to improve your boat handling skills for your own boat, before a canal boating holiday on a hire boat, as a first step to boating on the inland waterways of Europe or as a special activity present, the RYA IWHC course is an enjoyable way to improve your skills, give you confidence and make any holiday on the inland waterways a safer and more enjoyable experience. Course Details The one-day intensive course covers the whole syllabus; the duration of the course is from 9.00am to 5.30pm.* The two-day course is more relaxed, allows more time to practice new skills and you can stay on board overnight. All courses include the detailed RYA course handbook, hot and cold drinks throughout the day and light lunch. The two-day courses also include a light DIY breakfast; of course the galley is available if you prefer to cook a more substantial breakfast for yourself! The course will always cover all topics in the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate syllabus, however we treat all of our clients as individuals and your course will be tailored to your specific needs. Prices All courses include the detailed RYA course handbook, hot and cold drinks throughout the day, light lunch and VAT. One day IWHC course..................£115.00 per personTwo day IWHC course..................£220.00 per personOwn boat tuition for the IWHC course.................£POA

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Syllabus DeckworkCommon nautical terms.Handling lines and fenders.Throwing a coiled rope.Knots, including boatman’s hitch, bowline and clove hitch.Securing to bollards, rings, cleats and mooring stakes.Helmsmanship and Boat HandlingLoading and weight distribution.Steering in a canal or river and control of speed.Interaction, canal effect, bank effect.Turning (winding) and reversing.Berthing and unberthing alongside.Recovery of man overboard.Anchoring.Personal SafetyIdentification of risks-including Cold Shock.Use of life jackets and buoyancy aids.Avoidance of personal injury, including crushing of limbs when fending off.Special risks to children.Boat SafetyFire hazards, particularly gas and petrol.Use of fire extinguishers.Watertight integrity.Refloating after grounding. EngineEngine care. Checks to be carried out before starting and while running.Routine periodic checks. LocksGeneral understanding.Operation of locks.Tending lines in locks.Safety in locks.Bridges and TunnelsSafety. General understanding of operation of bridges and use of tunnels.Collision AvoidanceDefensive boating techniques.Steering and sailing rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea.Bye-laws and local regulations, including traffic signals, signs and priorities.Awareness of other national and local regulations.Care of the EnvironmentConsideration for other waterway users.Pollution avoidance.Avoiding damage to other boats, banks, flora and fauna

British Waterways : 

British Waterways British Waterways provides a range of basic services for boaters, including water points, refuse disposal, toilets and Elsan emptying points throughout the waterway network. These are generally free to licence holders. Access to sanitary facilities is by a special Yale BW facilities key, available from the Customer Service Centre. Where paid-for facilities such as electric charging points are available, payment is by digital card available from the local office. BW pump-out machines are set to run for 10 minutes per cycle. BW is not the only provider of these facilities. You will also find them, and much more, at the marinas and boatyards throughout the network. As well as, pump-outs, boat sales, boat servicing and repairs and moorings, many have shops and chandleries. A good place too to stop for local information, waterway maps and guidebooks and often basic groceries. All waterways users must have a license – the annual cost of which is calculated according to boat size and use of boat (domestic, commercial etc) If you have a boat that will stay on our waterways whether or not you are using it, you will need a long term licence. If your boat is based on a navigation managed by a different authority (e.g. the Environment Agency, Broads Authority etc), or if your boat is very small and you only put it into the waterway for the occasional trip, a short term visitor licence will suffice. The licence allows you to use your boat on the waters including mooring for short periods while cruising. Short period means up to 14 days or less where indicated by us. The licence does not permit mooring for any longer period.

Costings/ Overheads : 

Costings/ Overheads British Waterways License - £1,000 Insurance ?£500+ Mooring/ marina fees (when travelling) 60p per foot per week - 60px70’x52weeks £2,184 (max!) When stationary (deal with the council?) 0 Fuel – distance? Diesel 40p a litre 3,000 cruising miles? £800 Solid fuel for burning (10 bags coal) £85 Pump Outs - £14 per tank Gas for fridge £20 per bottle Engine Maintenance ?£200 Boat Safety Certificate £70 Hull maintenance (blacking etc every 4 years) £500 Lifting out of water £75 Putting back in £75 Drydock fees £150 per week (very rough annual estimation – will need boat spec specifics)

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Conclusion There is an undeniable need to home and exhibit at least some of the archive being collected/ generated through our local heritage projects This project could empower local people, afford them opportunities for learning, training (waterways/ multi media/ sustainability) and travel and give them a sense of belonging A boat would offer visitors to the area a unique experience to engage with the rich history of the quays, and an overview of the docks and the waterways The exhibition could tour around the country, bringing our stories to those who might not ever hear them otherwise This project could become a reality with funding of around £100,000

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Links, further info… Worsley Docks (and dry docks) 0161 7936767 £150 per week Mooring 50p per foot per week Broadbeam = double Hesford Marine, Lymm Boat lifting (and pressure washing etc) 01925 754639 £75out, £75 in Mooring 57p per foot per week (just narrowboats) Alan boat blogger: Alanonthecanal.blogspot.com http://www.waterscape.com/things-to-do/boating/moorings http://www.isubscribe.co.uk//Magazines/Boating-&-Fishing/Boating/Boat-Trader.cfm http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F222402 (mooring at the quays) http://www.apolloduck.co.uk/ http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/

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