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Old 29-08-2011, 15:06   #1
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What Boat to Buy ?

Hi all
Iam new to boats and not sure what boat to buy as my first and how much to spend. Any advice would be great, iam only planning to use uk rivers and canals.
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Old 29-08-2011, 15:21   #2
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Re: What boat to buy?

Ooh I love this topic! Boat shopping is so fun. I'm afraid I'm no expert on canal boats, but we do have some members here that are. If you do not get a good response to your question, maybe post another thread titled 'canal boat', that will get some attention :-).
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Old 29-08-2011, 15:42   #3
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There's a lady on/in CF called Anjou... definitely the canal boat expert... look up her profile and blog... you'll find some good info there..
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Old 29-08-2011, 16:08   #4
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What Boatman said. She does killer boat work.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Lee.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Lee.
Hi, still finding my way around, only been on here a couple of days 
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Re: What Boat to Buy ?

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here on the forum. I don't know much about non-US boats so can't make much of a recommendation. There are a couple links after my signature and a book recommendation.
I do sail a club International Folkboat and find it to be a dream to sail but it is a little cramped in interior space with a narrow beam for a 26 footer.
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I do sail a club International Folkboat and find it to be a dream to sail but it is a little cramped in interior space with a narrow beam for a 26 footer.
That's gotta win some sort of award for understatement
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Would it make any sense to have a sailing rig?
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Welcome,
Not sure what your budget is, but you may find Margaret Dye's book "Dinghy Cruising" a good introduction to canal (and estuary) sailing. And it will help make a Folkboat feel like a mansion.
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