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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    We went under Netheridge a few years ago and we scraped the underside of the bridge, reckon our air draft and the bridge clearance must be exactly the same
    I read that the bridge is 4.75m which does seem quite high
    We have some extra stainless steel welded on top!
    See the rainbow not the rain

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    You will easily get to stourport on an f36, graham netheridge has nowt to do with river airdraft.. unless your a yacht as river bridges dont move 😁

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Sneds View Post
    We went under Netheridge a few years ago and we scraped the underside of the bridge, reckon our air draft and the bridge clearance must be exactly the same
    I read that the bridge is 4.75m which does seem quite high
    We have some extra stainless steel welded on top!
    Ring Gloucester lock for precise details. it is 4.5 mtr from memory , was supposed to be a mtr higher but contractors got something wrong.
    David

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    really usefull infos in this thread! was looking for this
    cheers

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Quote Originally Posted by david_bagshaw View Post
    Ring Gloucester lock for precise details. it is 4.5 mtr from memory , was supposed to be a mtr higher but contractors got something wrong.
    Ha Ha, sounds about right

    When I asked about swinging it, or lifting it I was told "the bloke is on holiday" but they would ring him anyway!

    Thanks for all your input, we are locking in Friday lunchtime and are aiming to get to Upton and maybe Worcester, we want to spend a night at Tewkesbury aswell.

    Bought a 7 day licence today, £42 as needed river and canal, is that right?

    Anyone know if there are showers and a loo at Saul Junction that I can access with my British Waterways key?

    All I need to do now is find my way up to Sharpness!
    See the rainbow not the rain

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Sneds saul and glos both have showers, upton has a music festival on this weekend so will be busy... maybe pass somewhere as we'll be heading the other way.. good luck 👍

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Think you passed us on Sunday?

    Had a great lunch, cold beer and a friendly welcome at the Severn Motor Yacht Club yesterday, nice place

    Hope the weather holds for our trip back down to Portishead

    Just one river based question, why are (most) fishermen so grumpy?
    See the rainbow not the rain

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    I get either a wave or no reaction at all from fishermen. I guess that fundamentally they don't want someone in a motor boat spooking fish they are trying to catch. Most are appreciative if you keep as far away from them as possible whilst passing however it's not always possible to see them coming if they are e.g. hidden behind a bush!
    Jeanneau Leader 9

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    Default Re: Sharpness canal bridge clearance

    Fisherman on the bank right by Netheridge bridge got quite annoyed that I was waiting for the bridge to swing, suggested that I lower my mast!
    Boat is a Sealine F36
    I would say what I suggested in return, a more unpleasant and obnoxious individual I have yet to meet
    See the rainbow not the rain

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