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atlantis
atlantis

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:21pm

Post Subject: moving boat

could you please advise me the shortest route from braunston marina nr daventry to compton wolverhampton please

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:58pm

Post Subject: moving boat

First you need to check the Stoppage list that you will find on www.waterscape.com because if a lock is on the shortest route then its no good to you. Then you need to decide if you are single handing or boating with another. This is because the large GU locks to just short of Birmingham are a bit of a handful for one so a longer route via the North Oxford, Coventry and Birmingham and Fazely canal may well be easier with all narrow locks. Finally use an on-line route planner to check the tome for a variety of routes. I would recommend http://canalplan.eu/. There is another longer route (still narrow locks) via the Staffs & Worcester canal that you might have to take if the other two are closed through stoppages. Tony Brooks

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