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Old 08-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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Some interesting ideas from a pro

interesting choice of boats .

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Old 08-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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like anyone with enough experience....one boat never does it all...you can tell the newbies when they list requirements for their new/next boat that haven't been achieved yet design-wise or are in conflict with one another.

the only solution is multiple boats or charters.

i mostly agree... but not sre if I would trade the canal boat for a really rugged cruiser/ice breaker in Alaska.
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FF, those guys are playing in a realm I could only imagine (and I'd probably still come up $hort)! I do like the canal boat idea though. 6 million I would be a happy camper, 100x that??? Hell I'd probably take a month just to plan what to start with.

I think I'd like to start up a charter company that just does rentals for people to do the Loop (mainly KW to the Lakes). Kinda like our own version of canal boat rentals.
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The canal boat is interesting. However one must keep in mind that the canals on the Continent are much wider than the ones in the UK. With only a couple of exceptions the UK canals limit the size of a narrowboat to 72 feet by about 6-1/2 feet. Be hard to pump several millions into a planform that size unless you gold-plated the boat.

We've been over the aqueduct pictured in one of the posts on several occasions. Pretty impressive considering it was built in the late 1700s/early 1800s and still uses its original cast iron trough to carry the canal.
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FF, those guys are playing in a realm I could only imagine ...
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