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Old 13 August 2013, 10:55   #11
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I like some of the images you come across when repling to a thread like this...



... could this be the french bloke trying to get his boat out of that broken lock gate?
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Old 13 August 2013, 10:59   #12
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I like some of the images you come across when repling to a thread like this...



... could this be the french bloke trying to get his boat out of that broken lock gate?
Oh no!!! You'd be distraught if that happened!
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Old 13 August 2013, 12:21   #13
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Many years ago there were deaths due to an incident like that - wide beam 72' boat carrying disabled kids got its nose stock on the ledge of the top pound and as the water level dropped the stern submerged and sank the boat
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Hmm, this may top the lot:



Its the Elbląg Canal in Poland:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbl%C4%85g_Canal
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Hmm, this may top the lot:



Its the Elbląg Canal in Poland:

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There's one of those south of London. Grand Junction canal I think.

Foxtons??
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Reminds me of....

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But more daunting if you ever go through them is the 5 rise locks at Bingley near Bradford in West yorks on the Leeds Liverpool canal
Although there's only 5 they are the deepest locks in the country ,
Not been through on a boat but walked through them last year when they emptied them for a month or so for maintenance Work .
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I must be impatient but I find any river very much second rate for a SIB or similar after the sea... can't be bothered with locks at all.

Rivers are OK though in a proper river boat with a quiet engine, cooker, beds and a sitting room... or a canoe.
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Generally anywhere with locks has a slow speed limit...so really not ideal for Ribbing!

As for rivers in general, tidal rivers are a great way to get into ribbing as you have much more shelter!
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I must be impatient but I find any river very much second rate for a SIB or similar after the sea... can't be bothered with locks at all.

Rivers are OK though in a proper river boat with a quiet engine, cooker, beds and a sitting room... or a canoe.
It depends where you are - the waters around Bristol are beautiful, once you hit the canals it does get a little boring until Netham Lock, after which its very scenic, or so I'm told!

I just wish the speed limit wasn't so low - I can understand when you're passing other boats, moored or otherwise, but 4 knots seems ridiculously slow when in a small boat which doesn't cause as much wake as a larger boat.
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