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Photo proof of a TC255 getting over 4 MPG at 6 MPH on 1 engine at 1600 RPM.  Other engine down but off.  Can't steer if 1 engine up.  Heavy Cruise Mode with 100g gas and 30g water.  Credit to Discovery crew for this technique.
Photo proof of a TC255 getting over 4 MPG at 6 MPH on 1 engine at 1600 RPM. Other engine down but off. Can't steer if 1 engine up. Heavy Cruise Mode with 100g gas and 30g water. Credit to Discovery crew for this technique.
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Canadian cows on the Rideau canal, much like on the southern St John river, except they go
Canadian cows on the Rideau canal, much like on the southern St John river, except they go "Mooooo...Eh?"
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Floats above an 'invisible dam' with no superstructure and waterfall, and you go RIGHT of that green spar buoy.
Floats above an 'invisible dam' with no superstructure and waterfall, and you go RIGHT of that green spar buoy.
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Over 4MPH on one engine @ 1600 RPM burning only 1.5g/hour.    1900 RPM yields 7 MPH and 3.6 MPG but with more wake than allowed in Manatee and No Wake zones.
Over 4MPH on one engine @ 1600 RPM burning only 1.5g/hour. 1900 RPM yields 7 MPH and 3.6 MPG but with more wake than allowed in Manatee and No Wake zones.
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Locks are often tightly packed
Locks are often tightly packed
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typical Rideau canal entrance canal to lock...shut down one engine if you have two so you don't lose 2 props if you hit a granite boulder.
typical Rideau canal entrance canal to lock...shut down one engine if you have two so you don't lose 2 props if you hit a granite boulder.
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typical over-lock swing bridge
typical over-lock swing bridge
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Hand-cranked gates and valves on the Rideau system
Hand-cranked gates and valves on the Rideau system
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Typical lock 'wall' for overnight docking.  All have bathrooms, few have 'hydro' at $9.80 extra, few have water at wall, none have showers.  We had seasonal 'locking' unlimited pass but not seasonal 'mooring' (docking) pass for Parks Canada.  Also covers docking at their National Parks, which are beautiful.
Typical lock 'wall' for overnight docking. All have bathrooms, few have 'hydro' at $9.80 extra, few have water at wall, none have showers. We had seasonal 'locking' unlimited pass but not seasonal 'mooring' (docking) pass for Parks Canada. Also covers docking at their National Parks, which are beautiful.
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'Mooring' above a Rideau canal lock 'on the wall' is cheap and unlimited with a seasonal pass (for 'locking' a seasonal pass is also advised for this Triangle Loop was about $230 Canadian for us).
'Mooring' above a Rideau canal lock 'on the wall' is cheap and unlimited with a seasonal pass (for 'locking' a seasonal pass is also advised for this Triangle Loop was about $230 Canadian for us).
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Example of the painted
Example of the painted "Blue Line" which tells the lock workers you wish to lock through. There were no VHF radios 186 years ago, so lock workers don't have any. However, you can always call a lock on their cell phone, just like 186 years ago. Don't tie up on the Blue Line even for a 5 minute bathroom break.
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Typical Rideau entrance canal into a lock with solid granite to starboard.
Typical Rideau entrance canal into a lock with solid granite to starboard.
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Typical Rideau canal leading to lock around  a dam and waterfall.
Typical Rideau canal leading to lock around a dam and waterfall.
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Imagine the work involved with hacking through solid granite and the engineering involved 186 years ago to accurately determine the depth a canal needed to be over hundreds of miles to maintain a 4 ft depth!
Imagine the work involved with hacking through solid granite and the engineering involved 186 years ago to accurately determine the depth a canal needed to be over hundreds of miles to maintain a 4 ft depth!
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typical meeting situation on the Rideau canal system.
typical meeting situation on the Rideau canal system.
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Rideau cruising
Rideau cruising
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Approaching Ottawa on the Rideau canal with our Locking Buddies.
Approaching Ottawa on the Rideau canal with our Locking Buddies.
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Cat O' Mine at Dow's Lake Marina in Ottawa.
Cat O' Mine at Dow's Lake Marina in Ottawa.
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Approaching Ottawa on the Rideau canal with our Locking Buddies.
Approaching Ottawa on the Rideau canal with our Locking Buddies.
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Dow's Lake, Ottawa, off the Rideau canal, Ontario.
Dow's Lake, Ottawa, off the Rideau canal, Ontario.
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Typical sluice vent grate
Typical sluice vent grate
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Eurasian millfoil weeds growing up 8 feet from bottom
Eurasian millfoil weeds growing up 8 feet from bottom
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Typical Rideau Canal to entrance lock
Typical Rideau Canal to entrance lock
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Tightly packed lock
Tightly packed lock
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