How does electricity work on a narrowboat?
Source of Power
Most boats will also have a 12V charging system fitted. This will not only keep the batteries topped up it will also act as a mains powered “battery” and run all the boats 12V services directly from the mains – so in this scenario life is a doddle!
What power propelled canal boats?
Most of these systems were initially powered by steam engines, and later adapted to electricity, which made them much more efficient and practical. Some systems were afterwards converted to diesel engines. With the exception of funicular boats, all electrical systems were fed by a trolley line.
Do you have to pay council tax if you live on a boat?
Paying council tax for a houseboat
You may have to pay council tax if you live on a houseboat with a residential mooring.