What is the point of lock wheeling? It is selfish, the proponents arrogant, and it throws everyone else into disarray. Why ride a bicycle at 10 mph to the next lock when your boat is still in the last lock or the one before that and will be lucky to make 3 mph.
Last November I arrived at Dudswell Lock (48) two down from Cow Roast (46). I tied up below and walked up to set the lock. There by the lock was a lady who had set the lock for her partners boat who was, se said, in the next lock (47). He was an American. Now I know Americans can be good boaters, but this guy must have Dumb or Dumber!
Twenty five minutes I waited for Mr America to do a lock and travel the 150 yards to where I waited. In that Twenty five minutes two or three other boats could have gone up that lock. On arrival he crashed his way in like he had never entered a lock before. When they exited the lock they went down the canal like a bat out of hell. NFN!
I would suggest that setting one lock while a boat is still in another lock is unbelievably inconsiderate. Yes you may be in a hurry, but why should I loose twenty five minutes of my time? If you cant give back time you have stolen from me then don’t take it. THINK!