Print at Nov 13, 2019 4:18:03 AM

Posted by UbuntuBirdy at Jul 23, 2018 9:37:41 PM
Re: Holes in the ground
The licenses are complicated to choose, you have to be sure what you want (and you have to be sure what you need...). So, there are 3 possibilities:
1. to only navigate the inland waterways (with this license you are not allowed to navigate costal waters or offshore)
2. to only navigate the seas around the world (with this license you are not allowed to navigate inland waterways)
3. to gain both of this licenses to navigate where you want

Of corse, there are other possibilities between, but to gain them there are some other problems (one of them is to speak dutch...).

The european waterways are about 47'000km long, that is more than enough to navigate on. This is a point for #1.
Sweden has one of the most beautiful canals on this world and the archipelagos and the mälaren up there are impressive landscapes. So this is a point for #3.
The possibility #2 is no option for me, because all of my boats are primary designed to navigate inland waterways and they are not realy comfortable to navigate on rough seas.

You're right, most of the european waterways have an air draft >3m, but I try to design my boats for absolute all of the waterways in europe. And old bridges with an air draft of about 3m are traps! The 3m airdraft is only in the exact center f the bridge. At a width of 5m there often are only 2.8m left.
For me the old bridge at Capestang, crossing the canal du midi, is my template (I have a 3D model of this bridge in SH3D) to design the profile of my boats.
Often I just tilt the roof edges off but if you want to have a flybridge or a terrace on a pontoon boat, this would end in a boat which is not able to fit under one of these old bridges. And on my pontoon boats COBO1215 and COBO0609 (COBO0609 fits under the old bridges, it's only 2.5m wide) tilting the edges would intolerable rise the price of the boat because of it's construction.
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Pascal

SH3D 6.2 / Ubuntu 18.04 (Mainline-Kernel) / Radeon RX580 / Ryzen 7 1800x