A work colleague calls my boat a longboat, but that would mean it is a Viking war ship like this.
Other people refer to it as a barge, but to be a barge it would have to be 10ft wide.
Just to confuse the issue completely there are a lot of 10ft wide boat on the canals and they are called widebeams, there was one stuck at one of the locks we had to negotiate on our journey home.
The correct name is narrowboat but I'm not pedantic about it, you can call it whatever you like.
Once she has had the water tank and fuel tank filled she tends to wallow a bit and doesn't handle particularly well.
At these times Captain Hot Stuff tends to call her 'This Fecking Boat' as he struggles to steer her round corners!