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Lock Safety

Ali Selby-Nicholls, Chief Instructor at Castaway Canal Boats on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Bath, and RYA Inland Waterways Instructor Trainer, shares her top tips on working locks on the canals.

Learn how to open the gates, the importance of staying forward of the cill, as well as how to safety empty the water from the lock.

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