Subtitle: Living Afloat On the Inland Waterways Author: Tony Jones Publisher: Adlard Coles (2012) ISBN-10: 1408145553 ISBN-13: 9781408145555 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 160 Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.5 x 0.7 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
The romantic dream of downsizing, giving up the rat-race, and living life at 4mph on the inland waterways is proving more and more attractive to boaters. But for tens of thousands of people it is not just a romantic dream but a lifestyle. Tony Jones is one of those people. He has lived aboard his 50ft narrowboat for over 5 years and in this very practical book he documents what the 'liveaboard lifestyle' is really like, focusing on the practical issues of day to day living for those who want to know what living on a boat actually entails, to see whether they could do it. Topics covered include: the pros, cons and costs of a residential mooring; power usage and energy consumption (and how it differs from a house); how to stay warm - the choice of coal, electric, gas or wood heating; boat loos - the pros and cons; and troubleshooting for common problems.