Originally Posted by IanH
Eg Basingstoke canal would only allow you up to 7.5hp on a 3m boat. (2 1/2hp per meter).
I didn't know that. I thought it was only speed limits that were enforced.
In fact I have taken the boat onto the Basingstoke canal twice, because (ironically) there is a slipway near Winchfield. I let a friend of mine take the tiller, and he promptly crashed it into the bank puncturing a 2-inch hole in the front compartment.
That was 20 minutes after I had also taken it under a very low bridge at speed there. I won't post the link to the youtube video just in case it prompts a deluge of complaints