Hints and tips for life with your feet under water, a book filled with plenty of tips to make your life easier. The author, Roger Distill, draws on his own experiences following 5+ years as a liveaboard boater. I wish I’d read it before we started our very own “Narrowboat Experience”. Maybe we would have been more prepared.
The book starts as we often start our vlogs – with the disclaimer that we are not experts, these are just based on our own experiences. Always worth adding 😉
It’s target audience is narrowboat newbies. I don’t think of myself like that as much these days (we’ve had the boat nearly 2 years now) but I love my narrowboat and learning new things so thought it a perfect book.
I must admit that some of the things were new to me. Some were things that would have been new to me a year ago. Some points would probably never have crossed my mind…
The book covers all key points – hardware, software and safety – and in my opinion is a helpful source of information for any novice boater. It helps that it is an easy read – written in a somewhat conversational tone. Also it’s not unnecessarily wordy or long (so I’m sure it could even keep the attention of a non reader like Anna). It contains a lot of information all in one place and could save hours of hunting for the same online.
This is my first review of a book in a long time, so I’m not sure how to end. Perhaps with a recommendation to boaters old and new to get a copy if they can – because there is something in there for everyone (you don’t know what you don’t know). And now I’m off to look for some extra mooring pins… 😉
Oh, and here is the link to the book (its the picture below):