A thorough grounding is provided in this book in all aspects of looking after the various systems that make up a narrow boat. Proper installation and maintenance of these systems is vital for safe and enjoyable cruising. It will enable all narrow boat owners to keep equipment in good working order. All systems are covered, including hull and superstructure, engine, electrics, plumbing, heating, woodwork and fittings. Also included are routine maintenance checks, larger repairs/overhauls and full explanations of current safety standards. The book is illustrated with photographs and explanatory line drawings.