Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Top Ten Reasons to Own a Canal Boat

With apologies to David Letterman:

10. Makes You Feel Special: Anyone can buy a flashy car. Canal boats not so easy to get.

9. Makes You Feel Macho: What man would NOT want to own 13 tons of steel?

8. Extremely Safe: Takes hours to sink (plenty of time to man the life raft).

7. Educational: Many things to fix (electrical system, plumbing, etc. etc.)

6. Lowers Blood Pressure: Travel at 4 MPH the ultimate zen experience.

5. Make New Friends: Goes so slow, every boat on the river passes you.

4. Ideal for Multi-taskers: Brew coffee, update blog, wash dishes--while crusing!

3. Save Money: Canal boats so rare, you are never tempted to upgrade to this year's model.

2. Great for Parties: Goes so slow, guests never fall overboard.

And the number one reason to own a canal boat:

It's very very cute!


  1. You should be on Letterman with your top ten or a writer for them. Sharon is very jealous. Love, The Fong Family

  2. Heya, Jim!

    Skater Cindy M sez I forgot one thing on my list:

    More Time for Fun on Weekends: No garden to mulch!

  3. I like top 10 reason to own a canal boat,its really informative and it made me smile at the article.It will be cute if we put a boat tops on it. There's a lot of ways too how to put accessories on it,and one of them is boat tops. Try to visit boat tops site, to see many designs that would be fitted to it's structure.http://www.ostler-boat-tops.com
    It will be helpful to have that canal boat, a boat tops on it.

  4. Where can you find one in the USA?