Boat Share | Solong
|Type of scheme
|Nominal number of sharers
|Year of build
|Home mooring (2023)
|Dunchurch Pools Marina, Onley, CV23 8AN
|Engine Type (last known)
|Beta 43+ PRM 150 gearbox fitted 2018
|2 + 4
|Change over day
|Are pets allowed
|Is smoking allowed inside
A booking chart for the following calendar year is circulated in
agreed priority order before the owners’ annual meeting,
where the bookings for the next year are confirmed.
Each owner has a priority for that year, and moves up a couple
of places each year: after a year at the top of the list, the owner
then starts at the bottom, and after six years the cycle begins again.
Each owner can choose two weeks (separately or as a fortnight)
in the ‘high season’ (April to October inclusive),
and one week in the remainder of the year.
By this route, thirty-six weeks are firmly booked before the year begins.
Allowing for time for winter maintenance, the remaining fourteen
weeks are booked with priority in reverse order to the original chart,
so having last choice originally does have its compensations.
These extra bookings are confirmed on the first day of the month
before the month of the booking.
|Priority for school holidays
|Three designated "special" shares have priority booking of school holiday
weeks and pay a higher proportion of the costs than "ordinary" shares
thus reducing the other nine shares contributions.
General Comments About the Boat
Roof: port and starboard centre lines (8m approx). Ladder boarded gangplank, pole, boathook and sharpened boathook for prop clearance.
Galley: Microwave, full size single drainer sink, worktops with storage below and above. Refrigerator below. Opposite is further storage plus cooker with hob, grill and oven, and a solid fuel stove.
Dinette: Demountable dining / leisure table. Side seat pulls out to create double berth. Drawer and other storage below.
Bathroom: Full size basin with storage below. Toilet (pump-out from exterior). Good sized low-level shower.
Cupboard: with shelves or hanging space. Separate small drying area.
Centre cabin: Double / king size berth. Storage cupboards and reading lights above, drawers below.
Cupboard with door that doubles as a separating door between cabins: shelves, domestic water pump in compartment below.
Going forward there is a second pump out toilet and the into the front lounge area with flat screen TV/DVD. This is a versatile space that has 2 benches that can be used single beds or converted to a very large 6' double. There are French doors at the front which open out into the cratch - a great area to sit on a summers evening with a glass of wine.
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Specific details for the share offered
|Size of share as a percentage or fraction
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|Price in UK Pounds
|Reason for selling
|Pre-booked weeks included
|Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
|School holiday option possible?
|Running costs for 2023
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General comments by vendor
We have been shareowners since 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed our weeks on the boat.
There is nothing like being on the cut to help you slow down and unwind.
We have explored many beautiful areas of the country, including through lovely countryside and also through major cities. However, other commitments and priorities mean that it is now time for us to move on.
The other owners are a very friendly group of people. Solong is very well used but also meticulously serviced and well maintained.
Amongst the owners there is an impressive amount of knowledge and expertise, which ensures that holidays are carefree and there is always someone to give you some advice, should a problem arise.
Our hardworking chairperson has written a Little Book of Solong which details every aspect of how the boat works.
Solong is a very comfortable, cosy and warm boat with a multifuel stove and newly installed webasto heating system. Its current mooring allows easy access to a range of canals, rivers, countryside and towns. In our time on the boat, we have headed south to Oxford and the river Thames; west and north to the Avon and Severn; and north to Stratford Upon Avon and Birmingham, passing through very varied landscapes along the way.
There is always something to see on the canal.
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