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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Has anyone or is currently living in a house boat? I've been thinking about this for about 20 minutes, but i'm so excited, I want to live on a house boat. Idealy something in wales. But wow, I just keep thinking what it's like. How amazing.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Simian & UCOF live on a boat

As does Firetramp. Ask them about it. bounce


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Yes, ask us!
Ask us! biggrin


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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Duude, I've been searching for ages of house boats in wales, but i can find absolutely none. little help?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:If you want south wales you could always compromise and go for Bristol. They're right in the town centre, really nice place, lots of lovely spinners to boot smile

We'll be there on our boat this weekend, they are soooo the best things to live on. Not that I have but my girlfriend did for years and we plan to move to a bigger boat sometime in the future. It'll have to be one big enough for four tho....


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:4? really? I can come too? yay!

ubblol


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:4?? something you're not telling us Dunc? Or is it just that you're tall enough for 2 people? wink

hug


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:Ok.

Now, do you mean a canal boat, or a house boat. The two are quite different.


Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"

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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Sorry I personaly don't know the difference. whichever one I can live in for a long period of time. I wouldn't actualy mind moving to Bristol, as my girlfriend plans to do her police training in England it would work, she doesn't like the idea of living on a boat though. This is something I want though.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:Well, when I think of canal boat, I think of the narrow boat type things, which people go on holidays on.

Houseboats are more permanent structures which can't actually sail, but are more towed between moorings. The majority of these are in London that I know of, and aren't at all "seaworthy" for anything other than being towed.


Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"

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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:A houseboat is what I am after then.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Ah...
im on a canal boat.

Once again, I can offer no help other than offering emotional blackmail.

umm


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Does your canal boat have moving capabilities, Jon?

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:Yes. smile

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Wow. You and your boat dwelling neighbours could have lots of fun confusing the postman, by keep switching moorings every day...

That would keep me amused for weeks!

But then, I'm easily pleased... biggrin


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:It wouldnt confuse them at all.
You will see why next weekend and see whats so funny about what you have written ubblol


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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire

Total posts: 1711
Posted:Do you ever drive your boat Jon? wink

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Not yet without adult supervision.

But we will be this weekend as we need to refill the diesel tank tongue

Nice try though wink


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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Sorry if this seem's like a silly question, but i'm still very new to house boats, when you buy a house boat that is on a mooring, how long can you stay on the mooring? Or is it your's aslong as you own the boat?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Think of it like renting a house.

You can stay at the house as long as your contract lasts.
You can leave the house.
But with a boat, you can take your house to the shops biggrin


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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Lol, fair enough. I'm thinking about this more and more. Got to discuss all this with my girlfriend first. So basicly, if I wanted to move locations of my boat, i simply got to find another mooring in a different location. But I can keep the boat.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I've been looking into buying a boat to live on and found THIS site useful as a atarting point. It gives you the basic ideas and knowledge you need to decide if boat dwelling is for you.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:right. http://houseboats.apolloduck.co.uk
this one has what I class as house boats.


Ancient wiseman say "It is very strange person, who, when left alone in room with teacosy, does not try it on"

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Thumperabbit
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales

Total posts: 278
Posted:Thank you both for these links, their very usefull. I am brutaly detirmined to get a house boat. I just got to start saving my money.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:houseboats....I think really to be a boat it has to be moveable. Otherwise it's just a floating house wink

There are tons of boats covering all budgets. Single/two berth river boats, four + berth coastal cruisers, canal boats, other flat bottomed boats like canal boats but about twice as wide who's name escapes me at the moment.

If you're sure it's what you want to do, do A LOT of research. Not just on the size and location that you'd be looking for, but the materials is made from ie fibreglass, wood or steel. How old you're willing for it to be and associated maintenance costs etc. Most boats are expected to leave the water every so often for the hull to be painted, every one/two years for wood and glass and less often for metal.

Written by: Beth
4?? something you're not telling us Dunc? Or is it just that you're tall enough for 2 people?



Well we are three and we like to have spare space, plus you never know what the future might bring!! smile


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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:ha ha

i'm just thinking about all the masses of careful research monkey & UCOF did.

ahhhh..the many hours of planning.


lol


I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:Yeas. Careful planning. Just what Simian and UCOF are famous for...

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simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:actually, we call it "plotting" and "scheming"

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Firetramp


Firetramp

old hand
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Total posts: 896
Posted:Living on a boat is great. It's relaxing and peaceful and you meet lots of nice people not to forget how your popularity grows as everyone wants to come and visit!
I'm renting the boat I live on (2 berth riverboat) and it's moored at Bristol Marina. I only pay 140 a month, no extra costs and use all the facilities of the marina (showers, toilets, laundry). I have free internet on the boat as the Marina is an I-Zone. There's a long waiting list for mooring space at the marina though but there are less luxurious moorings in and around Bristol.

Good luck


Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
Posted:there's one on that site for 7 pounds...

http://houseboats.apolloduck.co.uk/display.phtml?aid=37723


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"master"
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"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
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Firetramp


Firetramp

old hand
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight

Total posts: 896
Posted:Surely that's a misprint.

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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