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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 09 May 2022 09:54 #129532

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Peter Cawson wrote:

Deborah Keir wrote: I checked pc navigation a week or so ago and it let me put in a route on the sambre / oise.

But I had to use a smaller boat.


and I don't need to contact them


I did contact them and this is Tim's response (which took 8 days):
"The Sambre-Oise was recently reopened and is usable in the 2022. However, the VNF never mentioned anything about dimensions to us, so the old dimensions still apply in our software. In most cases, this causes issues on height. People report 3m50 is doable, but we never got confirmation, so navigo still indicates 3m max. If you are certain height isn't an issue, simply uncheck the checkbox next to your height and it should be fine if rest of your dimensions are no issue."

I'll see if someone can supply them with sufficiently official and up to date information on the air draft restrictions on the Canal (probably via the ever resourceful Bob M!) so the planning can operate more transparently.

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 28 Apr 2022 18:17 #129411

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Deborah Keir wrote: I checked pc navigation a week or so ago and it let me put in a route on the sambre / oise.

But I had to use a smaller boat.


Thanks Deborah - So you are saying that PC Navigo (2022 version) allows you to travel the route from Thuin to Chauny direct (via Hautmont) and does not take you via Valenciennes and Cambrai? Distance about 150 km I guess.

If that's the case, Navigo has restored this canal to a continuous through route and I don't need to contact them, but confirmation appreciated. Thanks

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 28 Apr 2022 17:22 #129409

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I checked pc navigation a week or so ago and it let me put in a route on the sambre / oise.

But I had to use a smaller boat.

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 28 Apr 2022 14:45 #129404

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Peter Cawson wrote: Returning to this old thread, does anyone know if the Sambre l'Oise is now open for navigation, or will be after any winter closure?

I ask because I understand the 2022 version of Navigo still shows this as 2 cul-de-sac waterways. If anyone has this latest version, perhaps they could double check using Thuin to Chauny as the route, with a May departure date and selecting Shortest as well as Tourist options.

I'm concerned as it was me who suggested the cul-de-sac status a few years back when there was little prospect of a re-joining in the foreseeable future. If it's still that way, I think perhaps I should ask Navigo to re-join it on their latest version.

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Peter


Hello Peter et al,

The through route of the Sambre/Oise axe was opened on 1st July 2021.

You might get in touch with PCN and advise them to rescind your previous suggestion. They have always been keen to take users help in keeping up to date.

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 28 Apr 2022 14:16 #129403

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Peter, I just used the PCN route planning tool (web page) and it sent me the long way around. As this uses PCNs current map/route information and isn’t dependent on the version of PCN you have installed - I’d take it as definitive. Pretty disappointing - one has to wonder how much attention they pay to updating waterway information.

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 28 Apr 2022 13:41 #129402

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PS - If the Pommeroeul a Conde is now re-opened, perhaps someone with 2022 Navigo could also check if that is now shown as a valid through route. It was shown in earlier versions as 2 cul-de-sacs.

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 28 Apr 2022 13:07 #129401

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Returning to this old thread, does anyone know if the Sambre l'Oise is now open for navigation, or will be after any winter closure?

I ask because I understand the 2022 version of Navigo still shows this as 2 cul-de-sac waterways. If anyone has this latest version, perhaps they could double check using Thuin to Chauny as the route, with a May departure date and selecting Shortest as well as Tourist options.

I'm concerned as it was me who suggested the cul-de-sac status a few years back when there was little prospect of a re-joining in the foreseeable future. If it's still that way, I think perhaps I should ask Navigo to re-join it on their latest version.

Thanks

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 15 Apr 2021 13:41 #122475

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Jonathan,

The Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise is due ti open to through navigation in July 2021.

If you search for Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise or Vadencourt on our forum you will find losts of information.

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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 15 Apr 2021 13:35 #122473

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As a possible route into France from Belgium, do you have an information on the opening of the Vadencourt Aqueduct on the Sambre?
The VNF stated that it should have opened in 2020!!
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Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise 18 Sep 2020 17:36 #118575

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Sad to hear. The Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise north of Beautor to Origny St Benoite, which should be open, is closed, but no AVIS or chomage about it.

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