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The Narrowboat Builder’s Book


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The Narrowboat Builder’s Book

The Narrowboat Builder’s Book, written by the technical editor of Waterways World, is an essential guide for fitting out traditional narrowboat shells. It covers everything from purchasing a shell to finding an engine, the tools required for DIY fitting-out, insulation, lining, water heating, electrics, and more. The book also includes comprehensive listings of shell builders, engine suppliers, and all the other necessary suppliers.

If you’re looking for an exciting and unique project, building a narrowboat might just be the perfect choice for you! From choosing the right shell to fitting out the interior with all the necessary systems, there’s no shortage of work to be done. And the best part? You get to customize every aspect of your narrowboat, making it truly your own.

The first step in building a narrowboat is selecting the right shell. There are a variety of options to choose from, ranging from new builds to refurbished older boats. Some people even choose to buy a used shell and renovate it themselves, which can be a great DIY project for those who are handy. No matter what route you choose, be sure to do your research and find a reputable supplier and this book contains listings to help.

Once you have your shell, it’s time to start thinking about the engine. This is a crucial component of any narrowboat, so you’ll want to choose wisely. Do you want a traditional diesel engine or something more modern and eco-friendly? There are pros and cons to each option, so it’s important to weigh them carefully. Next up is fitting out the interior of your narrowboat. This is where you’ll really get to put your personal touch on the project. You’ll need to install all the necessary systems, including plumbing, heating, and electrical. You’ll also need to choose all the finishes, from flooring to cabinetry to upholstery. The possibilities are endless!


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