Here's one from Great Haywood Boat Sales : GrumpyGit
Positives : we would really like a reverse layout and the solar panel is a good extra.
Negatives : the water tank is smaller than we'd prefer.
54ft Semi Trad
Plating specification : 10/6/5
Flat, V-Hull Or Keeled : Flat bottom
Built by : GWV Boat Builders
Fitted out by: GWV Boat Builders
Source Of Hot water : Calorifier/Webasto/Immersion heater
Central Heating : Webasto
Solid fuel stove : Bubble stove
Water tank capacity : 90 Gallon Stainless steel water tank
Engine make : Mitsubushi 42hp
No of cylinders : 4
Keel, water, air cooled : Keel
Gear box make : PRM 1:50
Diesel tank capacity : 36 Gallon
Additional Notes : Twin alternators, battery management system
12 Volt : Yes
240V landline : Yes
Inverter : Victron 2.5kw inverter & charger
Batteries : 1 Starter, 4 leisure
Type of toilet : Techma pump out
Bath/Shower fitted : Shower
Vanity Basin : Yes
Fixed Berths : Double
Extra berths : L shaped dinette converts into a double
Cooker : Caprice Spinflo
Fridge : Shoreline & freezer
Gas, 12 Volt or 240 volt : 12v
Additional systems : Washing machine & side hatch
BSS : April 2011
Maintenance : Full service history
Mooring Available : Yes
Additional Notes : Reverse layout. Front and rear cratch covers. Solid oak fit out. Hull
coated with epoxy two pack. 800w solar panel on the roof. Two side hatches. Lots of storage.
It was reviewed in one of the canal magazines a year or two ago. I think I still have a copy of the magazine if you are interested?
I do hope you don't mind me making comment on your every post, but on this occasion I can give you some statistics from my own experience about tank sizes, something you made comment about in your post. Kelly Louise has an 80 gallon (364litre) stainless steel water tank. On holiday, and in use every day we have lasted 5 days of normal use without it running out, although it is good practice to fill up at every opportunity just in case. Water points come along regularly. Last year, with the engine running, either at tick over or cruising speed non stop every day for 10days, between around 10am and 3/4pm, we used about 11 gallons, (50 litres) of diesel the whole cruise. That was Nantwich to Brewood and back. The tank capacity is roughly 33 gallons, (150 litres). We found diesel less readily available, and apparently getting worse since the tax issues that are now attached to selling it. Marinas that do sell it will not do so on turn round days if they are home to a hire fleet. While cruising on holiday I tend to carry a 25ltr diesel jerry, but with a 150ltr tank shouldn't really need to. Also, have you looked at the builder of this boats website, this boats build is featured on it, it looks good. This is the address: http://www.gwvboats.co.uk/narrowboat_grumpy_git.php
Tom and Jan, we'd love to see the review of this boat. Did you have a copy??
Peter, we've learnt from your comments so please go ahead. We just had a look at the builder's website. It does look good doesn't it!
Lovely boat, but the name would put me off right away!! :)
Sue, Mick thinks it suits him - I'm always calling him a Grumpy Git!
If you send me your email address using the link on our blog I will scan a copy of the review for you when I return home from Tasmania.
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