Narrow Boats: Ownership, Care and Maintenance is a practical manual for readers who are new to boating or wanting to buy a narrow boat. It provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a narrow boat and will enable readers to get the most out of their own narrow boat, whether used for occasional weekends only, or lived on all year round. This book includes a brief history of narrow boating, including types of boats and their purpose; what to look when buying a boat; ongoing maintenance required, painting, electrics, plumbing and engines; how to be a responsible boater and finally, a useful glossary is included of boating and canal-related terms.
|Publisher:||Crowood Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Michael Stimpson has 50 years' interest in the UK's canal system and owns a narrowboat Spirit, built in 1974. For the past 40 years Michael has been involved in the waterways movement. He served for 14 years as South East Region Secretary for the Inland Waterways Association followed by 10 years as a member of the IWA's Council. His most important role in respect of this book is his occupation in the Marine Insurance Industry through which he has been reading surveys on narrow boats over the last 40 years for both underwriting the risk and following a claim.