Time to kill so I took to seeing what our old Ownerships boat Sylph has been up to. I was intrigued to find out she is now not a shared boat anymore and is private ownership. I'm pleased she is still floating and hopefully she is being looked after in retirement. For sure I think the shared ownership boats are the real work horses of the canal system. The run close to 48 weeks of the year and do some big distances as most owners want to travel whilst aboard.
I think they were/are some of the best designed boats out there and well build - a small nod towards Alan Mathews knowledge of what worked.
I'd love to know who now owns Sylph - I think she is up Nantwich way - so of you know please get in touch.
Oxford and Beyond
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