A pass­ing thought...

Canal Boat - - Back Cabin: -

Any tips on how to pass another nar­row­boat in a wide-beam tun­nel?

JOHN WATER­SON, via email

MARTIN REPLIES... Slow down in ad­vance, while the other boat’s still some dis­tance away, to tick­over or just above – but don’t ever go into neu­tral or re­verse, oth­er­wise you’ll lose steer­age. Don’t go too close to the side of the tun­nel too early (or you might find your­self drift­ing out again be­fore you meet the other boat). In­stead, wait un­til you’re just a cou­ple of boat lengths apart and then point your bows to the right, aim­ing to reach the tun­nel side just be­fore you meet the other boat – then straighten up as you come along­side.

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