Blood on the water

Amfortas suggested that this canal might not be a great one to go down:

I found this in trying to find the actual airdraft:

Having a dismantling wheelhouse, I can reduce my airdraft from 6’10” to 5’4″ at a pinch, I’d not have a problem under normal canal levels, particularly as beam is slightly under the limit.

Unfortunately, it’s a central canal in England, on many people’s route south, so let’s see.

4 comments for “Blood on the water

  1. Mark Matis
    January 17, 2019 at 15:38

    Well hopefully you won’t end up like these poor sods:


    • January 17, 2019 at 15:50

      Famous, that one.

    • January 18, 2019 at 05:59

      Not that there are many whales in the canals of England. I’m not even sure there are canals in Wales either.

  2. woodsy42
    January 17, 2019 at 16:02

    Superb bit of engineering. It’s not far from here and there is quite an interesting short canal side walk west of the tunnel where the Macclesfield canal branches from the Trent and Mersey and loops over it at the Red Bull aqueduct. Some locks are dual width because the T&M was so busy.

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