Just joined here. I usually sail out in the ocean but after 50 years thinking of buying a boat that I've seen for sale in Scotland. Is it possible to cruise the French canals to the Med in this boat. I will eventually sail it back here to Australia so I don't want a power boat and this particular boat has my eye. It's an 8 metre..... wood of course. I like a challenge. Thanks John
Locks in France are built in measures of contructor Freycinet
38,5 m length und 5 m wide, channel 1,80 m draft,3,50 m bridge clearence -
but often channels are muddy and if to less water it will be flooded by administration. So the problem will be bridge clearance.
Best time to go is spring after snow melting.
The boat only has a 20 hp volvo. Not sure what speed it makes but it does not have a lot of beam. It does seem from what I've heard so far that it is possible if certain facts are taken into account. So, I am still interested in this boat.Thanks for the replies so far.