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lancer
lancer

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 12:46pm

Post Subject: length and breath for all canal systems

can you tell me the maximum limits for all british canal systems.

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:24pm

Post Subject: length and breath for all canal systems

This question is not as clear cut as many think. Much depends on the profile of the hull and cabin as well as air-draft (height above the water. Waterscape.com has the dimensions BW state for each waterway on http://www.waterscape.com/things-to-do/boating/u seful-downloads and these would normally say about 57ft long by 6ft 10in beam. However it would seem that boats with 7ft beam or a little more have covered the whole system. Likewise the wide northern canals typically state a maximum length of ft but owners of 60 ft plus NARROW-boats state that they have covered the whole system. This involves moving the stern into the angle of the bottom gate between the gate and wall and by so doing allow the boat to move back in the lock. BW do not like this procedure but it can be done. For a new boater best stick to the 6'10" by 57'. I think there is one lock connecting to a lake that is only 40ft long but most people ignore that. Another short disused one on the fens has an alternative route. Tony Brooks

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