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Shared narrow boat Scruffy Fox


General information

Type of schemePrivate
Nominal number of sharers11
Year of build1990
Home mooring (2019)Overwinters on Grand Union Canal:
Circus Basin, Aylesbury
Engine Type (last knownMermaid Marine MP327 (to be replaced winter 2019/20)
Berths2 + 2 + 1
Change over dayFriday 
Are pets allowedYes
Is smoking allowed insideNo
Booking system
Early each year each shareholder bids for
preferred 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (optional) choice. 

Then weeks are distributed as fairly as possible
by one member of group. 

Once allocated there is possibility of swaps
Priority for school holidaysNone but at the moment it is likely that those 
requiring school holiday weeks would probably get them.
(Correct 2019)

General Comments About the Boat

Starting at the rear there is a cupboard where windlasses, hammers, are stored.

Down steps from the semi-trad deck to rear cupboard/cabin, mostly used for storage but also with chair which converts to single bed.

Next: rear bedroom with fixed double bedroom and narrow wardrobe.

Next: Recently refurbished shower room (2015 appx) with shower, washbasin and portapotti.

Next: Recently refurbished (2015 appx) galley with fridge, cooker, sink, microwave.

Next: Saloon with sofa which converts to narrow double bed, fold up table, television/dvd player,

Morsø diesel fired Squirrel stove. CH also installed.

Next: Front deck with storage for gas bottles.

Pictures of the boat

Shared narrow boat Scruffy Fox

Specific details for the share offered

Size of share as a percentage or fraction
Price in UK Pounds
Reason for sellingRetirement and change of circumstances
Pre-booked weeks included
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.
School holiday option possible?
Running costs for 2019/20

(How do these figures compare? 
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How are the running costs to be apportionedI would ask the incoming owner to take over the 
monthly contribution from purchase. 
Contact details for vendor

General comments by vendor

Having been 'off the cut' for a good few years buying a share in NB Scruffy Fox was an impulse purchase approx 5 years ago in order to enjoy some boating without the cost & issues that come with full ownership.

It has met that & more but i've discovered that i think twice before jumping on & off locks & boat that was easy peasy & second nature years ago.

The boat is a good workable length at 50 foot & handles nicely.

Typically strong J Pinder build in good steel.

Over winter period  she will be re-engined ( New Beta 38) &  docked Feb 2020  with full hull &  boat Safety Inspection + blacking.

Membership of the group & time on board has been rewarding & enjoyable

I've re-discovered the canals redeveloped & used  old skills  met some interesting characters, old mates & made new friendships.

Further Details as email or phone.   

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