What it's like to be on a canal boat during a storm

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JP in Fuerteventura : Pah, call that a wind 😉 you UK softies! Glad the boat survived Robbie.

darren slater : i bet if you had gotten any footage of the locals walking about one or two of them may have had their big coat on.

Capt Larry - : try swinging at anchor riding 10 foot swells, in even higher winds in an 70 year old wooden boat... and then review this.

Harry Limes : I was watching a lady who had just brought a pram cover for the stern. She never fitted it right and that night it rained...alot. The Pram roof was directly pouring the rain water into her boat. Unfortunately she woke up to find half her boat had sunk. Pleasant dreams Robbie.... :)

sal blatch : Another interesting video Robbie👍tell me, have you ever had a sea sick feeling aboard? i have had it bad before and am concerned when we finally get on this barging holiday that it may strike ,especially in bad weather. The brownie in me is being prepared... thanks !

steve1978ger : Maybe you could hitch a ride on a sailboat going to sea for a few days. After that, the waves on the canal probably won't bother you any more.

Gary Souza : From a sailors perspective, be glad you were tied up to a dock/land, and not hanging on a hook in the middle of a bay, with swells. Done it and that'll tighten your pucker. Would have loved to get off the boat and had a few cold ones...

William Jordan : Went through a hurricane once...... but I was in the USS LONG BEACH CGN-9, it was nuclear powered and the Captain said just point it into the wind and let her run........ we were smashing through waves that were spraying the Bridge windows 9 Levels above the surface of the sea..... yeah lots of fun.... Cheers

Donkeee : Can't get worse than that? you should have been around for the great storm of '88. No warning so all woke up to 100mph+ winds that tore down 200ft high 3m diameter trees and lifted over cars!! The good ole days!! We even had that twat Michal fish (weather guy) laughing and some old biddy who had heard that "a storm was coming" the patronising little prick!!!

Alessandra_sea_witch : you are cute xx

USA Freedom : Is that what u call a storm lol

MapTrotting : The storm is Cumming...

London Boat Girl : I'm almost disappointed I was away for most of it. Fun fact: I was born during the '87 storm

Peter Moring : Hey Robbie. You need to be a bit wary of copywrite laws. I'm sure I saw an episode of #Balimory like this one ;-)

stilcrazychris : my family has went threw 2 tornados in r houseboat. it was scary. on one tornado we was in the dock & it snapped all the metal cables & the whole dock was spinning in the lake. we was on the news & everything. it was not fun as the dock had over 50 boats tied to it. we was lucky no damage was done to our boat. it was a F1 tornado. little but scary. all we could due was hold on & pray. thank you God...

Harry Stevens : You would have been no use at the battle of Trafalgar.

John Smith : Get an ex- MOD cargo net, as used by helicopters for lifting stuff. One of those would probably cover more than half your roof and keep everything safe and secure.

Matt Allen : Tad blustery then? At least next time you'll nail down anything that moves on the roof!

cyberi4a : I hate when it's windy and I live on land. And it's only at night when the winds are  bad and you lay in bed hearing things crashing around and you don't know what it is.

MrJimbaloid : Hi Robbie MR J here apart from that mega bit of crank up the ouse this has got to be my fav vid. It reminds me of being a trucker one cold very and I do mean VERY windy night on stainmore summit on the A66 with rain that sounded like it was being provided by a team of trained professionals. Reminded me how cosy my cab used to be. God I want a narrow boat. LOL.

Ruby Romina Divination Readings : Was your boat on a river or canal during the storm !?! It looked like a river … when I get my first narrowboat I think I shall only stay on the canals ...

alethia Nicola : I love the canals and was wondering how people cope in the bad weather, particularly Storm Doris last week. I really enjoyed watching this, very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your channel so will have a look at your other videos. Here's hoping there's no more strong winds for a while :)

984francis : I sometimes get an amber warning of wind during the night but it's got nothing to do with the weather😬

Linux Email : Live on coast in Florida on Gulf Of Mexico. Glad you made it. Hurricanes are a spot of bother all summer between June and November. Been through many, damage and rebuilding.

attovishnu : Storm comes in, everything battened down and secure, watch a video or 3 and wait it out. Make a cup of tea, take a deep breath and wait it out by a warm heater. No use wrecking your nerves. Weeks and months of pleasure with a few moments of terror. Living the dream.......

MrJimbaloid : Can you actually get seasick ? on canals.

Jesiah Mac : I literally never realised that 'red eye' could happen in videos, and not just stills.

MyRebecca21 : Hi Rob will you be coming down the Shropshire union any time ?are boat is moored there ?.

Kenny Lewis : do you get tornados in the u.k. i live in oklahoma in the great u.s.a. in tornado alley.

TO NO : Don’t worry, have you ever heard of a narrow boat being lifted up or turned over by the wind....nooooooooooo, doesn’t happen! Was there nowhere a bit more sheltered you could have moored? Get that zip done for the next time 😱

simon frampton : Oh you poor fellow you must terrified and just think of all that rough water in the canal what would you do if you were out at sea in all that

Fiona jordan : Great video i live in keys love that weather . Batten down hatches so funny ! all hands on deck

bobie gale : Whiny little pom

Stringbean : So you think home owners and property owners don't worry about storm damage???

MrJimbaloid : Oh rob mate it's a bit like being a trucker all day people are awful to you and then it's beddy time in a tin box that's hammered with rain and no sleep cos you are so worried about your truck/boat.

Mr Photorooster : As a Florida resident who lives within 1/2 mile of the water and who has survived being on the Gulf of Mexico with waves so high my 14 foot day sailor would completely dissappear between swells. I can't say I felt so sorry for you. Canal living does look fun however, keep those hatches batoned. :-)

Lennie Page : That Herbert with the funny hair looked well suspect

Norman Hughedicko : I live in a custom bumb boat for nearly 6 months with my wife and kids now..We rent out our 3 room apartment for extra cash..We sold our 2nd car and keep the family minivan and my trusty 600cc motorcycle for work.

Steve Hart : Hi Robbie. In the high winds or moored near a railway I make like an ostrich and go to bed with earplugs. They cut out enough noise to let you get into a deep enough sleep before they fall out.

John B : A wind like that has been known to lift a boat , turn it over and sink it in just an instant. DO NOT SLEEP , BE VIGILANT !!

flat5sharp11 : That canal was getting quite a swell on at one point. Must have been getting on for 3 & 1/2 inches crest to trough. Savage.

ThisNarrowboatAdventure : this was great, I wish i had made a video about doris, I did much the same as you , bring in small things from the roof, try not to fall over! was A blowy one!

Garwulf74 : Wonder if anyone was aboard that narrowboat across the canal and farther up a bit? Poor bugger was taking the winds beam on!

goinghomesomeday1 : Hello Robbie - Heck that was a blustery one. Been there in a sort of way while living in a mobile home in a field at the top of a hill facing SW. several nights during very strong South Westerlies I lay awake watching the roof rise and fall as the wind rattled the rafters so as to speak. Great video - well done.

Dennis Furr : Good to hear you are OK. On the ship they talk about "gear adrift". Basically, it's anything that isn't properly stowed. Most of the time it's just something to keep the junior crew busy but when weather hits it becomes serious pretty fast. I heard tell of a wooden sailing ship that was lost because of a twist tie that got jammed in a bilge pump but sailors are famous for such yarns so I wouldn't put much stock in it.

SUMMER WINE Narrow Boat Stories : just put up avid on my channel with trees over cut (dont moor under a tree) lol

Gary Arnold : Bout time, you Narrowboaters and your calm, peaceful, travelling around in the countryside type lifestyles with endless blue skies and green fields. LOL Well done for filming it!

nilo drallub : Mother nature will test us from time to time. I live in California where the weather is nice most of the time but 2 days ago the wind blew so hard it knocked over my wooden fence on 2 sides of my home. $200 to repair them. Maybe you were better off than I Robbie ! ATB , nilo .

ozwzrd : Preparation is 110% of the job...

Libby Chalmers : Mate would love a night in a rainstorm with a book HP and a coco (insert invite here) I'd help out too all parta the experience