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Old 12-11-2013, 08:36   #1
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Through Europe via Canal-Routes

Any experienses "sailing" from Med to Germany via canal routes? What is the maximum draught? (we have 2-2,2m)
Best time to start?
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Over 1.4 m things get troublesome , also you need to check air draft


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Re: Throug Europe via canal-routes

Lived in Germany for a while. Canals froze in the depths of winter and bitterly cold. Suggest you follow the sun north in the Spring.

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Any experienses "sailing" from Med to Germany via canal routes? What is the maximum draught? (we have 2-2,2m)
Best time to start?
Here are info to french waterways but a draught of 1,60 plus...impossible, even in spring.
http://www.vnf.fr/vnf/carte.vnf?action=carte
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Here are info to french waterways but a draught of 1,60 plus...impossible, even in spring.
Voies navigables de France

Agreed, looks like a non starter with a 2.2m draft, perhaps truck it instead.

*Calais or Le Havre to the Mediterranean.

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Re: Through Europe via Canal-Routes

Thank you for your answers! Looks impossible even we get the boat up to 2m draught.
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Re: Through Europe via Canal-Routes

Anyway itīs a long trip.

alternative: Black Sea and Danube or truck.
Bavaria Yachts are often delivered by truck to Med. Usually the trucks return empty to Germany.
Suppose you can get a transport at reasonable price.
F.e. Sleepy Yachttransporte

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Anyway itīs a long trip.

alternative: Black Sea and Danube or truck.
Bavaria Yachts are often delivered by truck to Med. Usually the trucks return empty to Germany.
Suppose you can get a transport at reasonable price.
F.e. Sleepy Yachttransporte

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Thanks!
Black Sea and Danube could work, we're in Greece at the moment..
Any good informationsites/books about the route?
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Black Sea and Danube could work, we're in Greece at the moment..
Any good informationsites/books about the route?
Danube upward can be diff because of strong currents, especially autumn to spring. watch pegelstand (gauge )

for Austria look here: doris.bmvit: DoRIS
From Iron Gates (Romania/Serbia) lower down the mast
List of crossings of the Danube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

for Germany: https://www.elwis.de/gewaesserkunde/index.html
here you can get infos to gauges of other countries too

Announcements for skipper:
https://www.elwis.de/mvc/main.php?modul=nfb

keep me up to date if you like, PM me

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Re: Through Europe via Canal-Routes

Hello to all.

Has anyone been asked to produce International Certificate of Competence on the Mast Route in the Netherlands or further south on canals into Belgium or France?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Buddyman.
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Re: Through Europe via Canal-Routes

GM, Thanks for the welcome. I've lurked a bit and can see it is a friendly place with great info for neophytes!

I have to bring a boat south from Amsterdam by canal but have lost track of my old USPS certificates and wonder if I will run into trouble.

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GM, Thanks for the welcome. I've lurked a bit and can see it is a friendly place with great info for neophytes!

I have to bring a boat south from Amsterdam by canal but have lost track of my old USPS certificates and wonder if I will run into trouble.

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What's the us postal service have to do with French canals !!!!!

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Re: Through Europe via Canal-Routes

Try Power Squadron, Dave.
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Try Power Squadron, Dave.
Sounds like bomber command. Anyway the OP needs an ICC with the CEVNI option certified

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