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  1. #1
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    Default looking to buy a narrowboat to live on

    Hi,
    Have decided to look at the possibility of buying a narrow boat to live on preferably in london. Can anyone give me some general tips/ pointers to get me started.

    many thanks

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    Default Re: looking to buy a narrowboat to live on

    Hi Parker - welcome to the forums! There are plenty of boats around, shortage of residential moorings are the problem. They're like rocking horse poo! I know of one on a residential mooring in Hammersmith that's up - PM me for details (click on my name and hit 'personal message' from there).
    Don't worry about not getting any younger, worry about not getting any older!

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    jotheboat is offline Registered User
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    Default Re: looking to buy a narrowboat to live on

    Apolloduck.co.uk is a good place to have a browse. There are plenty. As Mike suggests either find a mooring before you buy or buy one with a mooring.
    Regarding the boat itself as a liveaboard make sure it has all the systems (electrics, gas, adequate batteries etc. etc.)
    Lots of useful information on the http://www.canalworld.net forum.

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    Default Re: looking to buy a narrowboat to live on

    Check out the Residential Boat Owners Association
    http://www.rboa.org.uk

    tony

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    Default Re: looking to buy a narrowboat to live on

    thanks everyone for all the tips. I plan to do alot of research as i want to get it right.. will keep you all posted and no doubt will be bothering you all again

    thanks

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    Default Re: looking to buy a narrowboat to live on

    There ia boat + Residential mooring on essex boat yard web site.

    But it is not a narrow boat.

    Tom

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