Canal Boat - - The Boat Test -

Jen­nie and Nigel Eveleigh have been boat­ing for a while. They had a 41ft Sea Ot­ter for around ten years, be­fore swap­ping it for Rip­ples to give them a bit more space. Most of their boat­ing has been on the Thames, hence their in­ti­mate knowl­edge of the need for crew and ropes when go­ing through Thames locks.

Be­fore that, they had a hire boat hol­i­day on the Llan­gollen – and were im­me­di­ately bit­ten by the boat­ing bug. They say they knew straight away that they’d have to buy a boat of their own.

As they’re both now re­tired ( Nigel was a char­tered town plan­ner and Jen­nie was a beauty ther­a­pist), they tend to go for long trips over the sum­mer – usu­ally of at least two months at a time. In the com­ing year they’re plan­ning to ex­plore new wa­ters, head­ing north rather than south, for York­shire and the Pen­nines.

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