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Brian60

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Tight Squeeze?
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:39:29 pm »

Pride of York entering King George dock in Hull.

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Re: Tight Squeeze?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 12:46:17 pm »

reminds me of a river trip from Windsor on the Thames, the boat carried no fenders, as she was only 2" narrower than the locks, all credit to the skipper as when he entered the lock he went in dead centre, and out the other side without touching, and yes there was no more than an inch either side.
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Re: Tight Squeeze?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 03:33:21 pm »


I once went narrow boating with friends............granted, it was a Springer Hull with a V  bottom, notoriously bad for steering in a cross wind, [ my excuse] and I could be all over the cut...


One day I was approaching a double lock on the Grand Union when a friend stood to open the gate shouted............."open both gates....he hasn't a clue which side he's coming in on"............. such confidence from my fellow crew members, {-) {-) :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:


Hit the lock dead centre just to prove my incompetence!


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Re: Tight Squeeze?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 05:45:07 pm »

Here's an earlier one. From 1960 and a tricky job for the skipper of the ship, the brand new tug Meeching and the harbour pilot.

Kapetan Manolis had a beam of 39'6". The opening width of the old Victorian swing bridge at Newhaven was just 40'. Not surprisingly she became the widest vessel ever to go up to the North Quay and remained so until the introduction of the new swing bridge in 1974, with its 60' opening.
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Re: Tight Squeeze?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 07:09:40 pm »

I think there is a term for the physics involved, where the pressure is equalised either side, I could be wrong
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