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Old 09-19-2011, 01:49 AM
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Okay, no problem Poida, your wish is my command. Poooof, one bar owning, 20 year old, 350 pound, part time sumo wrestling, nymphomaniac, with a bar bell piercing using a real, 10 pound bar bell.
Lesbian.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:56 PM
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Just because a girl owns a bar doesn't mean she's a lesbian . . .
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:26 AM
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Just because a girl owns a bar doesn't mean she's a lesbian . . .
No, just adding to the list of attributes that may make a wish for a bar owning nympho somewhat less desirable than the thought behind it.....
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:18 AM
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From Huddersfield Canal Society:
http://www.huddersfieldcanal.com/canal/boating.htm

'Dimensions
The official maximum dimensions for the Huddersfield Narrow Canal are:
length 70' 0" (21.3m), beam 6' 10" (2m), headroom 6' 2" (1.8m), draught 3' 6" (1m).
Craft with a beam over 6' 10", such as some historic boats, have experienced difficulty getting through locks in Uppermill and in the Marsden flight.'

Frankly, knowing how frequently water levels are not maintained, along with the various items which find their way into canals (traditionally bicycles and shopping trolleys) I would think that the smaller the draft you can get away with, the better.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:18 PM
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Take a look at Tom Sommers guides - a great resource for Euro canal cruising in my view.
http://www.eurocanals.com/
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:46 PM
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Hey,

Im thinking about the size of my prospective boat. It should be a kind of small houseboat to go anywhere. It must enable me to travel every navigable waterway in Europe, even the smallest one. And this is my question: What is the smallest navigable waterway (river, canal) in Europe? Where is it and how small must a boat be to travel on it? And how about the rest of the world?

Im curious about your tips.

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How much you are willing to spend and have it in hand?
This is the only consideration for a start.
The rest is easy.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:31 AM
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@Tad & BATAAN & m3mm0s rib: I already read about microcruisers and canoes with sails, but as I plan to travel on rivers and canals a sailboat would not be my choice. A mast would trouble with bridges and a keel would trouble with shallow water.

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Don't forget, masts can be lowered, and centreboards raised, and you still get the advantage of free wind.
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:19 AM
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The only houseboat I ever saw go anywhere was a triple-decker home-made aluminum cat that sat like a space-ship about 50 ft and sported twin 350 outboards.

Planned in the length of the hull, So it was kept light on her toes,

Each waterway has its own challenges and dangers, be nice and learn from everyone you meet. They will help you find your new home, and teach you how to enjoy it, whatever it may be.
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