This week I've been riding..

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
This:

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Ms P's idea. I wasn't sure about it at first, learned to like it after a few hours.

Note parking: "it's OK, I can swim to the bank from here"
 

Arch

Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, UK
Nice. Did you make anyone walk that plank?
 

Moodyman

Guru
They've always looked romantic and cosy. How are they in real-life?

Does it wobble side to side? Is it creaky and damp?
 
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palinurus

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Moodyman said:
They've always looked romantic and cosy. How are they in real-life?

Does it wobble side to side? Is it creaky and damp?
They move a little if moored in deep enough water, but not much- you only notice it when moving around or when another boat passes. Creaky? no, damp- not that I noticed.
 
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palinurus

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Nope. The towpath along the oxford canal is terrible, worse than a cyclocross course on a wet day in November.
 

upsidedown

Waiting for the great leap forward
Location
The middle bit
Loads of them out today on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire, some absolute beauties. Always fancied it but Mrs UD has a phobia about such things.
 

Trumpettom001

Well-Known Member
I used to admire them when cycling along the towpath.. I got a chance to pilot one from leamington to rugby ( i think about 20-30 miles along the route we took)... took two days, and unfortunately didn't have the bike with me to ride it back..

Love the idea of living in one - it's wonderful in the summer, just horrible in the winter.
 
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