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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
Length50'
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 fraction1/11th
Price in UK Pounds£3,000
Reason for sellingRetirement and change of circumstances
Pre-booked weeks included
March 20th through 27th
April 24 through 4th May
July 3rd through 10th.
Oct 16th through 23rd
Holiday entitlement with share offered here.Guaranteed three weeks plus option on fourth
School holiday option possible?No scheme in place on this boat
Running costs for 2019/20

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£600 per annum
How are the running costs to be apportionedRunning Costs for 2020 are inclusive in the share asking price.
Contact details for vendor
filpoc@yahoo.co.uk or 07799 898670

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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