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#1 Chrisc

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:23 PM

Here's a couple more pics.
The one with the boat is yet another free berth in a nature reserve just 4 km from downtown Maasbracht. Since we started sailing a little over three weeks ago we have only had one pay-berth, €10 per night but that included free washing machines, driers and detergent.
The pic exiting the lock shows the Panheel lock where the Zuid Willemsvaart canal joins up with the Maas. We were the only boat going through - a little over 8.5 million litres of water shifted, just for us.IMG_20180618_114140093.jpg 20180616_091244.jpg
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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:32 AM

Great posts C. Really interesting and no anchor dragging !  Look forward to more please.


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#3 DrWatson

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:47 AM

Chris, I'm getting kinda jealous. What's the max beam through this area?


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:18 AM

If you are referring to the locks then the narrowest we have seen is 7.5 metres wide. Most are around the 9 plus metre mark.
The locks in france (so we have been told) are 5 point something metres wide and built to accommodate the French penische class barge. They have a standard 5 metre beam.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:22 AM

That lock in the photo above doesn't look that wide. It is just the camera or is that a unusual lock?

 

Hows the boss liking it?


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:45 PM

I am jealous too. No worries about shelter from weather. No worries about anchor. No worries about wind on the nose.

Hey here's a thought Chris. When you are finished the trip, instead of selling the boat, maybe you could hire it to us "Crew Members". You motor one direction, next of us motors it back again and we just keep going back and forwards.


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 09:03 PM

Looked it up in the almanac KM. The Panheel lock is 153 m long X 8 m wide and average rise/fall of 8 m. And Joke thinks that canal boating is a very fine life indeed, especially so since she has overcome her initial nervousness abou locks.
And Wheels, your idea has merit. ..
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Posted 22 June 2018 - 08:46 AM

Looked it up in the almanac KM. The Panheel lock is 153 m long X 8 m wide and average rise/fall of 8 m. And Joke thinks that canal boating is a very fine life indeed, especially so since she has overcome her initial nervousness abou locks.
And Wheels, your idea has merit. ..

That looks skinner. That's a lot of water to swap each time, nice.

 

Please the boss is happy, upset them and life can be nasty.


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