European Waterways: A User's Guide

European Waterways: A User's Guide

European Waterways: A User's Guide

Anyone unaccustomed to the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules, and regulations will find this book a blessing. Marian Martin demystifies this new world for the visitor, eliminating the potential for problems arising from being unfamiliar or unprepared.

The book explains:
ideal ports of entry to the continental waterways
what the various waterway signs and symbols mean
European and UK rules and regulations
permits and documents required and where to obtain them
how much to budget for mooring and fuel costs
techniques for coping with lift bridges and swing bridges, circular locks, fast fall locks, canal elevators and tunnels
how to moor alongside commercial barges,
coping with one-way systems and giant barges,
mooring and cruising equipment for the waterways,
and more...
An essential on-board manual for anyone planning to cruise European waterways, this second edition also features new material written expressly for American sailors considering a voyage through Europe.

Review
'The information given is comprehensive and helpful and the advice is sound. Fifteen chapters cover the cruising areas of Europe and the best times to visit, important things to know and to do before you go, the international rules, signs...

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