- Staffordshire, England
Moved a friends boat from Milton Keynes to Ringstead & it was the best 2 days I've ever had on the canal/river
When we were in the middle of moving house I had the urge to drop it all and buy a decent narrow boat and take to the waters, rather than just sit out the autumn of my years in a boring bungalow, but I reckon it would be great for a while, then the reality of living in a tiny space would kick in.
Last summer I was walking down by the cut with a lady friend and we started chatting to a boat guy who had a rather pretty 3 pot Diesel engine plonking away with the side hatch open. Lots of brass and big cylinders on display. It was off an old pre war generator he had found in a scrap yard, and he rebuilt it and put it in his boat. He had built a good bench and mini workshop around it. Anyway, apparently he lived on his boat for six months of summer, then stored it and flew to Spain for the winter months.
Whatever I did, I'd still want a nice workshop of sorts, somewhere to tinker, and keep my motorcycle etc.