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Old 22-05-2017, 14:26   #31
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Re: Which boat for the canals of the UK and Europe

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Cheers Matt. Note taken.
I've read that book. Was it a Mirror dinghy or something he travelled in. All the way to the Black Sea. 👍
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Great news about the book.

Yes, something very like a Mirror, but bigger I think, I've got 14 feet in mind. I'd forgotten where he got to, now that you say Black Sea that feels right.
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I think the book to which you are referring is "The Voyage of Jack de Crow", by McKinnon. Yes, it was a Mirror. It is a lovely story.

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Old 22-05-2017, 20:10   #33
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I suppose you are both right but somehow I have the boat as bigger than a mirror in my head. Sigh, must be getting old.

On more important things though... what sort of dog do we think Seaskip should buy with the boat?
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Re: Which boat for the canals of the UK and Europe

If I may be forgiven a bit of self-plagiarism, here's a mini review I posted some time ago somewhere else on this site:

The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow
by A J Mackinnon
Slightly eccentric Aussie (trademark: always wears a pith helmet) quits his job teaching English at a college in North Wales and decides it would make a nice exit if he sailed away down the river Severn for a few miles in an old Mirror dinghy. Many months, locks, rivers, canals, and a Channel crossing later, he is still sailing, final destination: Bulgaria and the Black Sea. The wonderful self-deprecating humor, great adventure and memorable encounters make this a one-of-a-kind story that certainly will stay with you for a while.
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And here's the title page:

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If I may be forgiven a bit of self-plagiarism, here's a mini review I posted some time ago somewhere else on this site:

The Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow
by A J Mackinnon
Slightly eccentric Aussie (trademark: always wears a pith helmet) quits his job teaching English at a college in North Wales and decides it would make a nice exit if he sailed away down the river Severn for a few miles in an old Mirror dinghy. Many months, locks, rivers, canals, and a Channel crossing later, he is still sailing, final destination: Bulgaria and the Black Sea. The wonderful self-deprecating humor, great adventure and memorable encounters make this a one-of-a-kind story that certainly will stay with you for a while.
That's a pretty damn good review. Was it on a thread about other good sailing stories? If so I'd like to view the thread.
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Thanks folks. It was a wonderful story and I must search the bookshelves.
And on dogs, well I've got a lovely border collie, so loyalty must prevail.
Btw, I had a look at narrow boats and they seem good value. Many only have one double bed and a fold out, but that wouldn't be hard to change.
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Don't assume you can change much. They've mostly been thought out very well. I was very sceptical of the layout of our hire boat at first but after two weeks on board I realised there was not a single improvement I could make.

As for the border collie, an excellent choice of dog that will get you the best seat in any pub. No need to test your loyalty there.
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That's a pretty damn good review. Was it on a thread about other good sailing stories? If so I'd like to view the thread.
Wow, thanks for the compliment!
It was on this thread:

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And thank you for the link.
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