Ford West Sussex UK|
Ford near Arundel/Littlehampton in tidal basin off Arun. Very quiet,4 boats only, away from road in fields up what seems a farm track.
Ford station is 10mins walk and pub 5 minutes. Ford has direct lines to to Gatwick, Victoria, Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton. Mooring has mains electric and water. Sewage is to a septic tank. Parking for two vehicles and a personal 20ft insulated container/workshop with electric supply. A full set of tools is included, comprising a radial arm saw, chopsaw (portable), bandsaw, drilling machine, thicknesser, sander and an old but good lathe.
Boat is a concrete hull 40ft x 15 ft, rebuilt from a bare hull with old decks and cabin removed. Lower deck has been insulated with 75mm sprayed polyurathane on hull and ceilings, floor has 4" polystyrene insulation. Upper deck has 21ft cabin 11ft wide at stern. 4" polystyrene in walls and ceiling, Space for double bed, partly divided from cabin. New fibreglass decks fore and aft. Lower deck has a separate 15ft x15ft triangular double bedroom. Also space for another double bed at stern. Lower deck has a kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and electric water heater. Heating by oilfilled radiator and fan heater. Bathroom has a corner bath and electric shower, bath water not connected but an easy job if needed.Normal toilet pump connected to septic tank.Fan heater, infrared heater and electric towel rail. Water and sewage connections are fitted with an electric heating system system so there is no freezing up in cold weather! The boat has not been fully completed but I have lived on it happily since 2009 but a stroke and being 84 means I have to go elsewhere.
|Vessel type:||Converted fishing boat, no engine|
|Model:||houseboat, converted from former fishing boat|
|Length over all:||40'|
|Hull material:||Ferro Cememt|
Concrete hull and timber cabins, fibreglass decks fore and aft, access from upper cabin.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.