The Boat – Miss Molly

 

Miss Molly is a 60 foot long modern semi-traditional narrow boat with a beam of 6ft 10inches. Miss Molly was built in 2003 by the Peerless boat yard and your Captain, David Thresh has owned her for the last three years. Miss Molly won the second prize at the Lionel Monk awards of 2003, the first prize was also taken that year by Peerless Boats. She has only had one previous owner, who along with David, have kept her well maintained and serviced. The hull is made of steel with 10mm thick base plating and 6mm thick steel sides and roof. The interior fit out is second to none with a North American Ash hardwood floor, ceiling and furniture, Ash faced plywood walls and all surfaces are edged in solid Mahogany.

Sleeping Accommodation

Miss Molly comfortably sleeps four people, with one fixed double bed and one double lounge bed. The Captain and any crew leave the boat after you have settled in for the evening and find alternative accommodation, at no extra cost to yourselves.

The utilities on board are to a high quality.
  • Diesel fired central heating via a Eberspacher unit and four radiators
  • Diesel fired Bubble corner stove - it gets too hot sometimes
  • Zanusi Washing machine
  • Gas cooker oven & 4 ring gas hob
  • Microwave cooker
  • Fridge with freezer compartment
  • Dining room to seat four.Front Cratch area to seat four
  • Lounge, with two very comfy (fall asleep in front of the fire) chairs.
  • The is a 5:1 CD player and stereo unit on board but no television
  • Fully fitted bathroom with a quadrant shower unit with plenty of hot water.
  • A Thetford cassette toilet. - emptied by the Captain.
  • 145 gallon capacity water tank.
  • Engine; Beta 43 Hp with Marine gearbox, serviced every 250 hours run time.
  • Inverter; 12 volts to 240 volt ring main.
  • Fuel capacity; 45 gallons
  • Bowthruster; Hydraulic

 

    
Bathroom interior    

Kitchen Microwave     Kitchen interior

Awards

Miss Molly won the Second prize at the 2003 prestigious Lionel Monk Awards. The first price was also won that year by Peerless Narrow boats.

Maintenance and Servicing

It is usual practice to dry dock a canal boat every two years to re-paint the hull with bitumen blacking and to change the magnesium anodes.  As Miss Molly is now eight years old and she was brought out of the water for the third time in October 2011 for an inspection and blacking. She was dry docked in a dry shed at Aqueduct marina, Nantwich.  All of the lower part of the hull, including the bottom plate was primed with zinc phosphate & two coats of black bitumen. The upper sides were re-painted and a new rudder, complete with bearings were fitted. 

 

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