Grainne Mhaol



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GRAINNE MHAOL

Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol


 


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers5
Year of build1988
Home mooring (2019)No permanent mooring, but usually wintered
on the canal in Oxfordshire near Lower Heyford.
Length43'
Engine Type (last knownThornycroft BMC 1.5 (80D).
Berths4 + 4
Change over dayFriday
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
One of the shareholders takes responsibility for
allocating each shareholder one week in turn throughout the season.


As part of that process, before the season shareholders are usually
asked if they want particular weeks, and the final allocation is distributed
 to all shareholders on a spreadsheet.

That all sounds very formal, but in practice we are all
very accommodating for other shareholders needs or preferences.

Priority for school holidaysNo such scheme on this boat BUT if a shareholder wants
mainly school holidays this should not be a problem

General Comments About the Boat


The boat is a cruiser-stern style, with a rear deck large enough for a small table and chairs (when not cruising!).


Then steps down to the galley, with sink, cupboards, gas oven/hob, and gas water heater supplying the sink, then on to a small dining area where the 4-seater table converts to a double bunk.  This area is very warm in winter with a wood burning stove and a gas heater. 
On to the middle of the boat where there are four single bunks, then loo, shower, wash basin and then another small convertible double bunk at the bow.


The boat is fully compliant with all the necessary regulations, and is well maintained. The bottom is blacked every two years.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol
Shared narrow boat Grainne Mhaol


Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction1/5th
Price in UK Pounds£3,000
Reason for sellingOwner has just become too busy with other things.
Pre-booked weeks included
None
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.One week in every five.

I.E. in principle 10 weeks per year, but in practice we don’t use it much during the very cold months.   
School holiday option possible?No, but if you want mainly school holidays please ask me how this could work out. 
Running costs for 2019

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Last year (2018) running costs were £3,122.38,
ie £624.48 per share.  

Costs include licence, moorings, insurance,
RCR, maintenance, spares, diesel, oil, gas, pumpouts.  

(See comments below)
How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for vendor
bcpfizz@hotmail.com

General comments by vendor


Each share pays a monthly cost of £60 which usually covers routine costs, plus most of the maintenance.  For exceptional costs we occasionally need to top-up the kitty.
 
This is a lovely boat – wonderful in the summer and cosy in the colder months around the wood burner.   Great for a couple, family, or a group of friends. 
 
We are a friendly bunch, mostly in our 60's, who get together 2 or 3 times a year, not only to "pitch-in" on maintenance works (we have a "working weekend" each year, where we get together to do the non-specialist work such as cleaning/painting/minor maintenance), but we have an annual "committee" meeting at somebody's house to discuss and agree the plans/routes for the following year, followed by dinner and a few drinks. 

We tend to cruise mostly in the South, as that's where the owners live.  Each year we vote on where we go the following year.  EG: last year we were on the K&A.   2017: Oxford Canal, Grand Union, R.Thames, R. Wey then K&A.  2016: Oxford Canal, G.Union, R. Avon, R.Severn and around Birmingham.   This year (2019) we're probably going to be around the Oxford Canal, with a trip along the River Nene at some point.  
We usually pay for winter mooring for 3 winter months: Dec to Feb.  Sometimes this is on the K&A, but often on the Oxford Canal near Lower Heyford.  

At the last survey (May 2018) the surveyor told us it was "one of the best Springers he's ever seen"    


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