A canal boat is sometimes called a narrowboat or a barge. However, these terms are not altogether accurate. A narrowboat is a specific type of canal boat native to Britain and a barge is usually a large commercial freight carrier, though recreational barges do exist.What is a ballast for a narrow boat?
Ballast is a high density material placed in the hull of a narrowboat or canal boat below the waterline to counteract the effects of weight above the waterline and keep the boat stable in the water.What are the dimensions of a narrow boat?
A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of the United Kingdom. A narrowboat must be under 7 feet (2.13 m) wide (most modern boats are usually produced to a maximum of 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) wide). Their maximum length is 72 feet (21.95 m).