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Glasson Lock No 4
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Quote of the day No 358

Thursday 23 February 2017

Beyond the hold is the back cabin, the family home, a masterpiece of economical design. It needs to be, for an entire family may have to fit into a low-ceilinged space, perhaps 10 x 7ft (3 x 2m). The cabin has a sliding hatch and a pair of doors, opening out into a small well or cockpit for the steerer. The steering position has great advantages in cold weather, when the steerer can enjoy some of the warmth from the cabin stove. Overhanging the well is a massive, curved wooden tiller that slots into the stern post. The tiller is used turned down, but can be taken out, reversed and left pointing upwards to provide easy access to the cabin when the boat is moored. At the very stern is the rudder and at the back of that the tipcat or stern fender. Such, at its very simplest, is the wooden narrow boat.

Anthony Burton - The Great Days of the Canals

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