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Old 07-12-2014, 19:49   #16
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Re: Baltic to Med via Canals - Doable?

Navigable waterways - Fluviacarte

This website lists all the navigable waterways of France and locks. I use it for route planning...
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I found what I think was a fairly final version of my book on the computer. If you give me your e-mail address, I'd be happy to send it to you.

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I found what I think was a fairly final version of my book on the computer. If you give me your e-mail address, I'd be happy to send it to you.

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Beside french maps here is a german guide:
http://www.adac.de/_mmm/pdf/Merkblat...meer_57398.pdf

page 2: from Luebeck via River Trave, Elbe-Seitenkanal, Mittellandkanal, Dortmund-Ems-Kanal to River Rhine, near Mainz up River Main, Main-Donau-Kanal: Danube...

watch out: on River Rhine the currents are from 10 - 14Km/h ( 6 to 8.5 mph) against your direction, you should be able to move 12.5mhp

This guy did it in 2012 from Nuremberg to Black Sea in a nutshell
http://www.donauurlaub.de/englisch/index.html
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This map looks promising:

The little blue line linking Briare with Nantes has "La Loire" written on it, that's the Loire river, right? Anyone know if it's navigable?

The Loire is not navigable between those points.
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Re: Baltic to Med via Canals - Doable?

Those how have sailed on the canals from Sweden to the Med usually say that a draft of 1.5 m is no problem. With a draft of 1.8 m it’s possible but the number of ways is limited. Normally they start their channel journey in Kiel north of Lübeck. There are also companies that transport the mast on trucks from the Baltic to the Med.

World around sailors how goes up through the Suez Canal to the Med talking about that they can only be six months in EU. And then it is counted from the first checked in in Greece and until they checked out in the Canary. I think it is three months and then they can get another three months. Isn’t it the same for us Europeans when we sail in US?

Once I meet a small sailing boat with a 2 hp outboard motor without reverse gear that has gone on the channels through Europe. When he should go forward he start the engine, when he should go backwards he turns the engine 180°, and when he should stop he kills the engine. He said that the locks were difficult at the beginning but he got used to it.
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Re: Baltic to Med via Canals - Doable?

A friend of ours did London to Istanbul on the rivers. His next trick is to restore a boat called Memphis and travel from Mallorca to London via the canals, then he wants to circumnavigate Weastern Europe via the Black Sea and up to the Baltic.
he has a web page called manontheriver.com
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Such good answers - thanks a bunch.
I have more reading to do but it all sounds doable, with some ingenuity, patience, charm, and devious cunning - all in the sailor's behaviour toolbox.

Now, for my other plan of having the boat trucked to Lake Como so i can anchor at the Clooney jetty and get invited to the parties...
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I'm doing that trip right now, email or pm me about details. I'm in St. Quentin France right now.
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