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Old 06-03-2013, 13:42   #1
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Air Draft French Canals

Been looking at a boat in Belgium with everything I want for for French canal cruising, except possibly for the air draft (bridge clearance). It's 3.4 meters. Any advice/comments/concerns about cruising with that boat in France? Any specific problem canals due to low clearance under bridges, tunnels? Thanks
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Which routes are you interested that's tight for Paris and also remember its height over a width that's. key

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Re: Air Draft French Canals

Thinking about canals in Burgundy and the Midi - but don't have a specific plan.
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Re: Air Draft French Canals

A lot depends upon the route/canal you take. We spent a week on the Canal du Nivernais. As I recall, some of the bridges were in the 3m range. As in 3.00m. There are some canals with tunnels... Another goes OVER a bridge. This guide: Revue Fluvial voies navigables centre-bourgogne Canal de Bourgogne shows, as you said, 3.4m "tirant d'air" for the Canal de Bourgogne ==== execept for one place, where it's less. You obviously need to pick a route before you go. Be aware that lack of water- or too much- will close some canals at times. With the screwy weather everyone's been having, you need to keep an eye on that too.
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