A BE­GIN­NER’S GUIDE TO LIV­ING ON THE WA­TER­WAYS

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Ten years ago the au­thors pub­lished Liv­ing Aboard, which they have taken, brought up to date, and used as the ba­sis of this new book. It aims to pro­vide ‘hard-nosed prac­ti­cal ad­vice’ to any­one plan­ning to join the es­ti­mated 15,000 who al­ready live afloat in the UK. There are chap­ters on ‘the float­ing cit­i­zen’ cov­er­ing mat­ters such as ac­cess­ing health ser­vices, open­ing bank ac­counts and vot­ing with­out a fixed ad­dress; choos­ing a type and style of boat; moor­ing (or con­tin­u­ously cruis­ing); heat­ing; san­i­ta­tion; electrics; en­gines; finance; and fi­nally ‘sur­vival tips’ – hints on safety, se­cu­rity and shar­ing ac­cu­mu­lated from the writ­ers’ years afloat. A use­ful read and ref­er­ence for those think­ing of liv­ing aboard.

A be­gin­ner’s guide to liv­ing on the wa­ter­ways, Nick Cor­ble and Al­lan Ford, The His­tory Press, the­his­to­ry­press.co.uk, £16.99, 978-0-7509-6990-1

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