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A Beginner's Guide to Living on the Waterways

By Nick Corble, Allan Ford

9780750969901

ISBN: 9780750969901

Published: 06-04-2017


A Beginner's Guide to Living on the Waterways

By Nick Corble, Allan Ford

ISBN: 9780750969901

Published: 06-04-2017

About This Book

An estimated 15,000 people live on board boats in the UK and at any one time thousands more are interested in doing so. The aim of this beautifully illustrated guide is to help people live the dream and not the nightmare, providing a useful step by step introduction to the basics of making a life afloat. Fully updated this new edition of A Beginners' Guide to Living on the Waterways covers different types of liveaboard craft suitable for canals, rivers and estuaries, and the good and bad points of the different options. It goes on to discuss practicalities such as moorings, engines (including basic maintenance and fault finding), heating and cooking, sanitation, furnishing a boat, survival tips and finances. This is a must-have guide for all those considering the alternative way of living that a boat offers, as well as those who are already there! Nick Corble has written a number of books for Tempus, including Britain’s Canals: A Handbook and James Brindley: The First Canal Builder, and is editor of the Tempus Towpath Guide series. He lives in Buckinghamshire. Allan Ford has written Riding the Wall of Death for Tempus, co-authored with Nick Corble, and has lived on a canal boat for ten years.

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