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River Yonne Today 15:23 #104044

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Bob Marsland wrote: there is no doubt in my mind that the considerably larger stoppage on the Canal de Briare from 28 January to 24 March 2019 between Briare, écluse 2 and La Reinette, écluse 34 is an obstacle you will not be able to overcome.


Bob, do you have any idea what they are doing to the Briare Canal?

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River Yonne Yesterday 19:08 #104036

Kevin Wade wrote: Great! Well that's my cruising season stuffed! I need to make another plan I guess.


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River Yonne Yesterday 18:58 #104035

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Great! Well that's my cruising season stuffed! I need to make another plan I guess.

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River Yonne 11 Feb 2019 15:45 #103858

Kevin et al,

I have just received from VNF the latest version of the stoppages list, Carte des chômages 2019 Seconde édition dated 18 December 2018.

There is no mention of a stoppage on the Yonne. That is because the Avis à la batellerie that Paul posted a link to is for a change in the timetable, Nouveaux horaires de navigation. While, for urgent and acceptable reasons it may be possible to arrange for navigation during the times there defined there is no doubt in my mind that the considerably larger stoppage on the Canal de Briare from 28 January to 24 March 2019 between Briare, écluse 2 and La Reinette, écluse 34 is an obstacle you will not be able to overcome.

Sorry to disappoint.

Bob

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River Yonne 09 Feb 2019 10:34 #103835

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Hello all

Thanks Bob. I need to have a new propeller fitted at Simons. Not urgently, but other time restrictions immediately after 29th of March means I will not be able to then to move Avalon until the end April.

I was hoping to already have Avalon there by now. I wasn't able to do it sooner because the prop had to be made and I didn't get it until the first week of January.

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River Yonne 09 Feb 2019 09:30 #103832

Kevin, this was the same last year. Presumably you are coming to Migennes from the Joigny side rather than Auxerre? We were able to leave Auxerre on March 27th to get to Migennes but our friends were not able to progress on towards Paris until March 31st. The best thing to do is to telephone (don't bother with email) the local VNF lock keeper at the lock (vnf area office) nearest to the closed lock(s) and get yourself in the closest position that you can to Migennes. Last year it was a daily call then to check whether the river would be open the next day (somewhat dependant on local flow conditions on the day). But if you have a rendez-vous at Migennes before April 1st I would try to delay it by a few days based on past experience. After we made it to Migennes last year - crane and transport arranged at Migennes- the river closed again so we only made it by the skin of our teeth. Quite a tense time not knowing if we would be able to make it or not. Good luck with your trip and I hope it goes OK. Charles.

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River Yonne 09 Feb 2019 03:44 #103828

Kevin,

Further to what David has posted I, along with our Auxerre member representative, will contact VNF on your behalf. I am assuming these repairs are urgent and cannot wait until the end of next month?

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Bob

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River Yonne 08 Feb 2019 22:00 #103821

This stoppage starts from Rosoy lock above Sens. There is an offer for commercials to go through but I don’t think many go much above Sens regularly. A phone number is on the Avis it might be worth ringing and explain your urgent problem.

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River Yonne 08 Feb 2019 21:10 #103818

Thanks Peter.
It's not me who needs to know.
But your suggestion may help Kevin, who has the problem.
Paul Hayes

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River Yonne 08 Feb 2019 20:38 #103814

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> I haven't got my guide handy to look for the PK location of Migennes.

May be worth looking at the Waterways Guide - most moorings are shown with PK number I believe

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River Yonne 08 Feb 2019 15:44 #103809

Hi Kevin

I have found the VNF Avis for the Yonne here:
www.vnf.fr/avisbat/PdfAvisServlet?avisNum=FR/2018/09907&lanCod=ENG
My reading of it is that the waterway is closed from PK 16.9 to PK60.5 until the 29th March 19.
Passage is available to commercials by request. This I'm afraid would discount you moving between those PK points.
If you need to get to a point before PK 19.9 you should be OK. I haven't got my guide handy to look for the PK location of Migennes.
Hope this helps
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River Yonne 08 Feb 2019 12:17 #103807

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Hello All

I need to move my boat from Braire to Migennes for essential repair work but am told the Yonne is shut until 29th March.

I have tried to contact several offices of the VNF to see if passage could be arranged but absolutely none of them reply even though my mail tracker says the have been read.

Can anyone help me here? or perhaps if there are several of us that need to make the journey we could bring more weight to the case for providing a lockie.

Kevin

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