After years of enjoying canal holidays on hire boats, we wanted a boat of our own.  


This site tells the story of the building of the boat, and our travels.   

Felonious Mongoose

This site is divided into twobroad areas.

Our notes on the canals and rivers we have visited   -   dealing with things that we have found that interest us.  Where we are at the moment is shown in the link to the right.

The construction of the boat.

At the present this just says a little about the building of Felonious Mongoose,

In the future I intend to provide information on the differing possibilites for hybrid boats.

Why the name?

"Felonious Mongoose was the unstable alter-ego of Corin Johnston, truly the finest thing that Colebrook Housing Society had to offer!"

According to his brother, the name was a googlewhack.

However as there are now two sites   -  this one and graphic

as well as references to this boat on the web, it is a googlewhack no longer.

We lost Corin on August 4 2007 - so I have changed the tense of the descriptor on the bottom of his website.

To get some idea of the zany guy we lost, follow the link above to his original site.   We are keeping it running as a memorial.  

A warning for those of a sensitive disposition   -   Corin had many talents, but I am not convinced that good taste was one of them.

As we learn more about websites, the two sites will be integrated with one service provider - that is however a little while in the future!