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UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« on: July 25, 2022, 17:23:07 »
Now that we got the Austin mini, the Bobby helmet , perhaps someday a double decker bus …I’d love to see a river boat also known as a narrow boat

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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 20:02:54 »
I never knew narrow boats were a British thing!

Sylvanian Families did one back in the 90s. I think this would be a great set for Playmobil to make

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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2022, 03:14:49 »
Great idea!  Traditional style?  I'm from an area where the Trent & Mersey canal covers, so we get a lot of them around here. The Sylvanian one is lovely!

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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2022, 14:19:18 »
I did not know or ever see the one from Callico Critters

Very nice , wow !  on the prices

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=calico+critters+canal+boat&_trksid=p2380057.m4084.l1313
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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2022, 14:54:53 »
They have new ones for a lot less than silly eBay prices on the UK site: River Canal Boat

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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2022, 17:57:24 »
Narrow boats are canal boats not river boats, and not all the boats used on canals are narrow boats.
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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 02:18:07 »
Narrow boats are canal boats not river boats, and not all the boats used on canals are narrow boats.

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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2022, 06:14:20 »
Water people sounds like people who live in the water, not on boats. They might even be merpeople.

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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2022, 09:13:38 »
Not all firemen are men. Some are females . Not all females were born male. “Fire people” sounds like a gaggle of arsonists . “Water people” is more accurate

I'm not sure of the relevance of this post, Ras, but here's more information on narrow boats:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrowboat
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Re: UK narrow boat AKA river boat
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2022, 16:44:20 »

“A riverboat is a watercraft designed for inland navigation on lakes, rivers, and artificial waterways”

So a “narrowboat” is a specific type of “riverboat”

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