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Minimum engine size to cruise canal system?

Hi - I plan to buy a narrowboat (first time!) and want to initially explore the whole of the canal system; Kennet on Avon to the North of England. I understand I will have to go on tidal rivers at least some way to achieve this. what is the optimim engine power I will need for this? Thank tou.

Asked by: Carolyn Ross  | 2.17pm, Monday 25 July

WW says:

Before answering this quesetion: what length of narrowboat are you looking at?

Mark Langley  | 3.12PM, Monday 25 July

Readers say:

57ft long x 6' 10''

Carolyn Ross  | 5.28PM, Monday 25 July

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