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    Default Bridge heights

    I'm considering various boats to buy and one that I have considered is the Prestige 32. Does anyone know if the P32 would clear Cookham lock bridge?

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    Default Re: Bridge heights

    Google is your friend. Air draft of the boat v air draft of the bridge.
    Out of curiousity, why only that one bridge?
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    Default Re: Bridge heights

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/river-th...bridge-heights

    It states 3.81m, you need to know the dimensions of the Prestige 32 you are thinking of purchasing.
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    Default Re: Bridge heights

    Quote Originally Posted by russ View Post
    I'm considering various boats to buy and one that I have considered is the Prestige 32. Does anyone know if the P32 would clear Cookham lock bridge?
    I've known people with the P32 and had no problems with Cookham and even Windsor bridges, but you need to know the exact dimensions of the actual boat to be absolutely sure.

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    Default Re: Bridge heights

    It would be useful for Thames visitors if the actual useable height was reported. As I found out to my cost when squeezing through an acute arch
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    Default Re: Bridge heights

    Thinking back to my last boat when boating on the Thames it seemed to be the lowest bridge.
    Google says the P32 is 3.59m. So around 200mm to spare?

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    Years ago I saw Adam draw the bottom sluices with top gates open to help a tall boat under Cookham lock cut bridge. Not sure if the new keeper is so accommodating.

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    It's far too low and what's the point of it? People on foot could just cross at the lock
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    Quote Originally Posted by Actionmat View Post
    It's far too low and what's the point of it? People on foot could just cross at the lock
    'cos it's a public footpath and getting such a path diverted is a major effort - bureaucracy included - takes for ever.
    Notwithstanding I'm sure the Resident wouldn't want the greater and lesser public wandering through his garden..

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    Default Re: Bridge heights

    Don't know why previous posts deleted when I tried to edit.

    Cookham lock cut bridge is not only a pedestrian bridge it is a farmers accommodation bridge as well as providing vehicle access to Hedsor weir and the lock office side of the lock itself.
    Last edited by Outinthedinghy; 26-01-19 at 07:51.

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