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Old 04 January 2015, 09:30   #1
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The Rhine

I am looking for info on a planning trip up the river Rhine.
Specifically:
What paperwork is required ? I am assuming that ships papers including Radio Licenses (boat and personal), insurance, CEVNI, ownership papers or invoice showing VAT, passports etc. would be carried as standard.
What charges are rendered by the Rhine authorities?
Are there any restrictions on a petrol outboard engine?
Is wearing a killcord mandatory in Holland and Germany?
Speed limits?
How far can one go. I imagine "quite a long way"?
Are there any locks to navigate?

Etc Etc. Just looking at the moment.
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Old 04 January 2015, 10:52   #2
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Sounds like an adventure...
Reminds me of the Tristan Jones book...

The Improbable Voyage of the Yacht Outward Leg Into, Through, and out of the Heart of Europe Summary - eNotes.com
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I can't give you details for your own boat, but I've chartered on the Rhine recently. The skipper will need an ICC, but as long as the skipper is aboard, anyone else can drive.

One important point is that if you wear glasses, you'll be expected to have a spare pair, in case anything happens to your main ones.

As to kill cords, I was told off for connecting the one on my charter boat to my leg, as the owner said it would make the engine stop if I moved away from the helm. I tried to reason that this was the exact purpose of kill cords, but he was adamant that I keep it wrapped around the throttles! :O

Watch out for the commercial traffic - in Germany, they're known to simply drive over anything in their way, with no care to colregs!

Hope that helps!
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I am looking for info on a planning trip up the river Rhine....
Avoid Rhine stones. Especially at the bars...
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I've driven over it a few times.

It has bleddy great floating hotels going up a down it!
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Sent this already to Brian but may be also others are interested to receive more information about the Rhine :

http://www.inland-navigation.org/obs...traffic-rules/

Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine - Regulations

Inland Water Transport - Transport - UNECE

http://www.bsh.de/en/Maritime_shippi...ions/index.jsp
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Er.... Isn't your boat diesel?
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Daniel,

Yes, MY boat is.
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Yes, MY boat is.
The very BEST kind of boat to use is "someone else's"
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Such secrecy !

I can't offer much advise but I wonder if at some point you'll need a CEVENI (European inland waterway endorsement to the ICC).
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