THE NARROWBOAT GUIDE
The Narrowboat Guide is a guide to all aspects of buying and owning a narrowboat – from initial choice ( New? Ex-hire? Cruiser? Semi-trad?) through gas, water, heating and cooking systems, features and fittings, the vexed question of which type of toilet to get, moorings, boat handling basics, and how to make space for everything onboard. There are chapters on boat maintenance, keeping pets on board, and living afloat. And throughout the book there are handy checklists, quotes from real boaters, FAQs and the author’s ‘Towpath tales’ – anecdotes with a message. And for those looking to live afloat, the same author’s 2012 book TheLiveaboardGuide has just been reprinted, too.
TheNarrowboatGuide, Tony Jones, Adlard Coles, adlardcoles. com, £18.99, 978-1-4081-8802-6