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|Type of scheme||Private|
|Number of sharers||5|
|Year of construction||1998|
|Home mooring (2017)||
Undecided for 2017 but will be
somewhere in the Midlands
|Engine Type||Beta 43 Diesel|
|Berths||2 + 2|
|Change over day each week||Friday|
|Are pets allowed||No|
|Is smoking allowed INSIDE the boat||No|
The selection of cruising weeks is by a rotating system. Each owner takes three weeks Share 1 to Share 5. Then Share 5 becomes the first to choose as a further three weeks are chosen by each owner in reverse order. The following year Share 1 becomes Share 5 and the rest move up one place.
|Priority for school holidays||None|
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General Comments by vendor
An unusual five-share boat, Harlequin owners are guaranteed 6 weeks cruising during the cruising season. As a self managed boat the owners meet for an Annual General Meeting at the end of the cruising season to determine the package of work to be undertaken over the winter period and to discuss the annual maintenance requirements. The owners elect a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Engineering Manager to coordinate the various requirements. With the owners carrying out as much of the maintenance work as is within the capabilities of the group the cost overhead is kept to a minimum.
Harlequin was built by five ex OwnerShips owners looking for a larger share of a boat and a more suitable management arrangement. This resulted in a boat built for tall people with no expense spared to produce an easy handling boat. She has extremely long swims at front and rear, 24inch draft and the biggest bow-thruster that we could find. She is a very easy boat to handle in all conditions. Because she swims so cleanly with very little wake she will do 1+ knots on tick-over. Fortunately the extra large rudder affords a degree of steerage even when coasting. She can travel the entire waterway system with the exception of Froghall Wharf where she will not pass through the tunnel.
She has recently been repainted on the outside and has had a transmission overhaul in 2014.
The current engine was installed in 2007 and the Webasco central heating boiler in 2005.
Decisions at the AGM are taken on a majority vote basis and
this includes the mooring location. The boat is usually
relocated every 2-3 years to a different marina to explore
different parts of the canal network.
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