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Air drift height


Well-known member
6 Nov 2001
There are several accounts online of yachts having mast removed and going above locks.
Well remember a large American yacht which had sailed across from the US attending the Maidstone River Festival.
The mast had been stepped and the only thing preventing him for going up further (draught possibly) was the height of the stuff attached to the the pushpit.
One tale of a yachtie progressing as far up the Medway as he could until the engine could no longer push the boat through the junk on the bottom.
Did lead to some sceptical comments about how accurate the dredged draught guidelines were.