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Type of scheme Private
Number of sharers 12
Year of construction 1991
Home mooring (2015) Continuous cruising. No home mooring. Most co-op members are based in London and the boat is usually within an hour or two’s travel from there, but goes further afield in summer.
Length 50'
Engine Type Perkins 4108
Berths 2 + 2
Change over day each week Friday
Are pets allowed Allowed
Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat NOT Allowed
Booking System
 Currently boat booking is on a rather informal basis. A booking sheet is on the website, this is updated by the member responsible for managing bookings. Bookings are made by email request. Bookings ‘changeover’ time is 6pm.
Priority for school holidays
Booking arrangements will be managed as necessary to ensure that bookings in popular periods are shared equally among members.
General comments about the boat

Rear deck: Cruiser stern with seating and steering position with seating and access to engine and battery compartment.

Entry to corridor with access to bathroom, galley and storage cupboard.
Bathroom: Pump out toilet, shower, wash hand basin radiator heated by calorifier. Bedroom: Double bed, Wardrobe and storage cupboards/drawers.

Galley: Gas cooker with 4-burner hob, grill and oven. Fridge with freezer compartment. Gas water heater, sink and drainer. Opening side hatch opposite.

 Separated by high level glass-fronted crockery cupboards from saloon area.

Saloon area: L-shaped sitting area with removable table, converts to double bed.
Additional seating area with solid fuel stove, book shelving, and corner cabinet with radio /cd player with aux audio input. Glazed doors to front deck.

Front deck: Seating with under seat storage, gas locker fresh water tank in bow.

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Size of share as a percentage or fraction There are no shares advertised for sale on this boat on boatshare at present.

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General Comments by vendor

The Narrow Escape has been a narrow boat Coop since the 1980s. The group consists of 12 shares, with shares becoming available to purchase from time to time.

We keep the ongoing costs low by not using a company to manage the boat and by not berthing it at a marina. This does mean some extra input from the members: 3-4 meetings per year plus two maintenance days when we gather at the boat to work on fixing problems and making improvements. However, these sessions are enjoyable and help in making a co-op a friendly group to be part of.

Canal boat experience isn’t essential as there's a range of jobs requiring different, or no particular skills. All that's required is a willingness to get involved.

Members enjoy very low cost boating holidays with the support of a friendly group of co-operators.





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