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Old 11-06-2017, 01:29 PM   #1
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UK motorboat wanting to head south inland

Heather and I are getting closer to moving full time on our pearl 43 motor boat and cruising off to holland and the heading south all inland or germany area.... just looking for ideas and routes
has anyone else done this on a motor boat and can your recommend routes to us please
we would hope to have at least a 2.5 k a month budget and want to stay away as long as possible, would this budget be possible
would anyone fancy a cruise in company ?? and has anyone done it before
our draft could be a problem ( 45 ft flybridge motor boat ) but we guess there would be plenty of routes
no time limit just want to escape the rat race for as long as possible

any advise very welcome

thanks

Heather and Steve
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:27 PM   #2
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Air draft could be an issue on some of the smaller canals, maybe, but if you get a copy of the routes that Viking River Cruises offer.... I'd bet you can go anywhere their longboats can go.

Most of the (few) European rivers I've been on have a serious stream of commercial traffic, another indication you can probably go lots of the same places.

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:25 AM   #3
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Heather and I are getting closer to moving full time on our pearl 43 motor boat and cruising off to holland and the heading south all inland or germany area....

Heather and Steve
Hello to you!


You are starting a great adventure, all good for you!


I recommend looking for information by buying books and searching for information on the web. Also welcome to join the European Boating Discussion on pages such as https://www.boote-forum.de/, they will of course discuss local language, but I also believe I can succeed in England?


These discussion boards can be found in different European countries so where are you going to go, find a local discussion on pages and they can certainly give you the best recommendations on sights and free / cheap places doging to eat, buy food, diesel etc.


Here is another example of web data sources where, for example, the bridge below the heights of the route ...

EuroCanals Guides

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Old 11-07-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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Does Active Captain cover Europe? If so, it should be a great help.
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in our plans the alps keep getting in the way for us heading south...lol
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