Harefield is a great base for a boat. You have the wonderful Grand Union to play with and the Thames is not far away.
As for boat size it makes a big difference once you go wide. One of my boats is 40ft x 9ft wide. Does not seem much over a narrow boat but it made all the difference after living on a 55ft narrow boat for 12 years !
Narrow means you can do more obviously but if you are based in Harefield wide is the thing to do. The more natural shape of the accommodation has a lot of advantages.
As for materials you could go for a GRP. One boat I really like is the Carribbean cruiser. Proper durable boats they are and lovely bit of room in there. Late 60s/1970s broads cruisers. Could be an option although I do prefer steel for canals personally.
Very happy 10 years on a Caribbean, a great roomy liveaboard, we only swapped to a NB when we left the Broads to live in the Fens, I was concerned that the beam was too much for the locks, a nominal 12 feet but including the top rubbing strake aďded another 3 or 4 inches Phil
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT