Nice little blog showing some canal boats in weather you don’t see often. The icebreaker picture is a bit of a funny idea, although I’m sure it wasn’t fun at all to the guy out there that day.
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Looks like fun… This U.K. company has a nifty, battery powered "sled" that will tow you around in the water.
Fun looking little amphibious camper/trailer from the mid-50’s. Click the picture to watch the movie!
Chris Houston owns a 70′ narrowboat named Sirius. His blog covers and boat and "anything related to Narrowboats."
Looks to be a nice site if you are into narrowboats and canals!
Got a "mystery photo" for you today…
And for your answer go see the Stasha!
A few things we know from the guy that passed it to me, or can guess with a close examination:
- Photo was taken in France
- About 7 feet long
- Sail/power/both? Looks like it has pintle mounts for a rudder (sail), but transom is fairly beefy… outboard?
- Looks like its a nesting design (looks to have a ‘break’ at the midpoint.
- Rowlocks – normally nesting boats don’t have a good sitting position for rowing, but…
- No seat evident
- Translucent skin – fabric?
- Interesting diagonal supports for the hull form
- Should be light weight
Anybody want to toss a guess out? Some of the skin-on-frame kayaks seem really neat to me, but haven’t seen it used on a dinghy, especially something that comes apart for storage.
Apparently some of Britain’s finest have thought of selling the canals to private firms to raise funds for the government. The British Marine Federation is speaking out against this move. Sign the petition if this fits your ideas and you’re a British citizen.
A 10 year old drains the 204 year old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
No, it’s not what you think… he won a contest to have the chance to pull the "plug" and drain the aqueduct for maintenance. They apparently do this every 10 years.
Another video article lets you take a quick cruise down the canal… neat.