Just before Christmas I towed the boat down to Corsica where its spending some time in warm waters
I checked the trailer over, had the bearings & brakes serviced and even painted the wheels to match the boat. So all should be fine.
Set off at lunchtime and got to the tunnel after a steady plod along the UK's finest motorways.
However, as I lined it up to get on the train it seemed to be a bit of a tight fit - I did have a slight worry that it wouldn't go.
They didn't seem to notice - but no one managed to squeeze past for the loo !
I filled the whole carriage, apart from one small car behind me with a couple of French blokes in. They were very interested in the boat and helpfully pointed out that the width limit for towing in France was 2.5m.
Opps, my boat was clearly wider than that. I suggested that no one would measure it so Id probably be fine. They said that's not the issue, the issue is squeezing through the toll booths on the French Auto Routes.
Hmmm, well I was committed by then, so Id just give it a go and see.
First toll booth we came to I had about 2 to 3 inches clearance each side - just. I made sure I went through the auto booths so hopefully no one would spot the width. So after that worry was over we just plodded on south. I didn't even have to let the air out.
Of course there was no way Id be able to check-in to a Hotel for the night and find somewhere to park it, so we just used the truckstops. Which were great actually. Good food, showers and facilities. Oh, and parking was easy