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allidave
allidave

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:59am

Post Subject: 58 ft on the calder & hebble?

we are buying a 58' n/boat and hoping to moor on the calder/hebble however we understand 57'6 is the max length between mirfield and cooper bridge junction. is this absolute, or is there some flexibility

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:04am

Post Subject: 58 ft on the calder & hebble?

My understanding is that its a broad beam navigation and the 57'6" length is for broad boats. Single narrow boats that are longer than that can, I understand, pass the locks by lying diagonally across the locks. You may have to remove your fenders though. I think this is the navigation where "over length" boats have to descend one lock backwards. If you have a mooring on that navigation why not seek advice from the operators. There is nothing like local knowledge. Although longer narrow boats may pass the locks I doubt the practise is approved of by BW/CaRT. Tony Brooks

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:31am

Post Subject: 58 ft on the calder & hebble?

One other thing. If you have not yet consulted the locals I think that you will find that you will need a Hand Spike to operate the lock paddles - NOT a standard windlass. This is a length of hardwood (say 2" x 3", but check) with a shaped end. I think the local Yards and Chandlers sell them up there. TB

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