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coling...
coling...

Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:35pm

Post Subject: River Boating

Hi Perhaps you could advise us?. We have a small narrowboat 25 feet, all steel with a 10.5 h/p inboard nanni diesel engine and would like to know if you thought it safe for us to make the journey from Worcester up to Stourport, via the river Severn, to join the canal?.It goes without saying that if the river was in flood then we would not attempt the journey. Thanks C.Goulding

Tony-B...
Tony-B...

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:06pm

Post Subject: River Boating

Dear Coling I think going upstream is safer Than going down because the current gives you extra steerage way so for most of the summer I think you will be absolutely fine. However I am at present boating on the Thames with a strong stream running and think you would find going upstream hard going. Make sure your lines are long enough for the river locks. Please ensure you keep an eye on your fuel level because going upstream may well use more than you think. Also make sure you have a suitable anchor, chain and warp (long rope) tied to a very strong part of the boat and ready to deploy - just in case. Tony Brooks

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