Video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6y5vClQgKc shows the recent running of this beautiful boat on the way to Alvecote.
A wonderful opportunity to own a real piece of canal history.
Hull refurbished with new baseplate 1/2" in early 90's by CTS at Norton Canes. This is when the steel cabin with short extension was fitted.
Engine starts and runs well, also has a Paragon inline gearbox fitted which works well if required!
Traditional Boatmans Backcabin to stern with artwork by Phil Speight
Engine Room (fully insulated and lined) home to 9hp hot bulb Bolinder engine
Cabin extension - has a full height shower, toilet and fitted utility space with washing machine and small calorifier under sink with 240v immersion heater fitted to provide hot water
Hold section- Under the cloths in the hold section is a cabin constructed from timber. This is insulated and lined out and retains many original features of the boat. The area is surprisingly light with roof lights as well as windows. This cabin is open plan and consist of a fixed bed and storage drawers then a saloon lounge area with freestanding seating surrounding a squirrel stove. Towards the front of the cabin is a fixed kitchen with cooker, sink and storage cupboards. The original mast is still in place to offer support to the superstructure. In front of this is a set of double doors leading to a forward deck area under the cratch.
The fore cabin - is accessed from the under the cratch and is home to small generator which provides 12 volt charge for the batteries and then 240v by means of a victron inverter. The front part of the fore-cabin is utilised as a gas locker.
The engine is a 9hp Bolinder hot bulb direct reversing engine. The original type as fitted from new to this class of FMC craft.
Minnow is the last surviving example of a Fish Class Josher with original 9hp bolinder powered engine.
The engine is believed to have come from FMC Dace