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Old 30 January 2006, 16:51   #21
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Some people even do it in narrow boats, height of stupidity check out this site http://www.narrowdog.com/
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Old 30 January 2006, 16:56   #22
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Some people even do it in narrow boats, height of stupidity check out this site http://www.narrowdog.com/
Careful, the boss is a narrowboater.
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Old 30 January 2006, 18:13   #23
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Some people even do it in narrow boats, height of stupidity check out this site http://www.narrowdog.com/
Shame nobody has found a cure for senile dementia!!!
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Old 31 January 2006, 04:44   #24
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Careful, the boss is a narrowboater.
Nothing wrong with narrow boats but they belong in a narrow channel 6 feet deep( 3 feet of water and 3 feet of mud) not the English Channel. In fact spent many holidays on the cut in a fibreglass cruiser always fancied a steel Trad narrow boat though
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Old 31 January 2006, 05:51   #25
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Dont forget that to do a cross channel you will need ships papers (SSR), VHF license (for a fitted or hand held), ICC and VAT receipt!

There are lots of threads giving advice for cross channel.

As mentioned earlier, the slip in Dover can be a bugger. Lots of swell from the ferry traffic will bump you around while trying to launch, and is very narrow for the larger boats. My 5.4 goes down either side the wall depending which way the winds blowing. Launch and recovery could be done at mostl states except low +/- 2 where you will be on the softer sand at the bottom that only just holds a Discovery . Slipway is steep and not advised for non 4x4.

When were you thinking of going?

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Old 31 January 2006, 05:56   #26
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Just read this off the narrow minded boater ooops sorry the narrow boater

"Youíll need to be awake, said the pilot, itís the busiest shipping lane in the world, and the wakes from the Sea-Cats come in at eight feet high. The television people will be on my escort boat, so if you go down your kids will have the footage as a souvenir. Thatís alright then, I said."
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