Tidal Thames meet 18-19 Aug 2018

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Post by Minerva on Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:19 pm

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:There’s a pontoon at Limehouse, but I don’t know how many boats it can accommodate

These are for entry to limehouse. I am not sure they are accessible at low tide. They are not that big.  Leaving Richmond at 8:30 you will make limehouse to lock in before 11:30. Tide turns at London Bridge I think you said 1:30. I know what it's like fighting the tide in an F23. It's a bad experience. We want to avoid that. If we want to take it slow and go to barrier for tide turn that's possible but then we could be back at limehouse say 14:30 so would need to wait an hour I think. It would be good to have an hour booked at Greenwich yacht club on the mid station...just to have a break. I done a 7 hour stint today but done 8 locks...the thought of doing that long without getting out the boat once is not good.

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Post by Chris Meyer on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:26 pm

Ok, I'll say this one more time, the plan is to depart Richmond at about 8.30-9.00 cruise down sedately with plenty of photo calls en-route we will be down at the barrier by low water, which I understand to be about 1.30 we will probably need to stooge about for a bit or go onto Greenwich Yacht club trot moorings, I have contacted them, they've responded  and its feasible, they are deep water moorings without a jetty but I'm guessing some of us will have dinghys, it may just be a case of rafting up and waiting for the incoming tide. Limehouse are expecting us to start locking 15.30 onwards, I'm doing this based on advice from limehouse and paddington narrow boat cruising club who think nothing of doing this trip. Obviously we need to be well prepared and seaworthy. If we are doing this we have to accept there will be few opportunities for "comfort breaks" Departure from Limehouse is on the afternoon tide which should see us back off the tideway by 5.30-6.00pm in time for a pint in the white horse at Twickenham.  Olive if you read this, please tell me if I've got it horribly wrong, but I did spend a lot of time discussing this with various bodies.

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Post by Minerva on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:49 pm

Thanks Chris.  W.r.t one more time that’s the most detail I have seen so far! 
PLA tide tables for sat 18th are 
London Bridge 
Low 01:36
High 07:36
Low 13:48
High 19:53
19th
Low 02:11
High 08:24
Low 14:28
High 20:47
All time BST (not GMT as in tables)
Advice is normally to leave teddington 30 mins before HW ie 0806 but that’s if you are going direct to limehouse. 
Good news about having Greenwich yacht club as a place to chillax for a bit. Thanks for organising!

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:07 am

Sounds good to me Chris.

To start bringing the next stage (or should that be the previous stage) together.
Gentle Drift will be departing from Grafton on Friday the 10th, picking up Anne in Oxford on Sunday the 12th. We aim to meet Piero Gianni II in Windsor on Wednesday the 15th and carry on to Teddington for Friday afternoon. Anyone wishing to join along the way is more than welcome Smile

I’m probably going to stop for fuel at Penton Hook, can anyone confirm that they still sell petrol Question

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Post by Chris Meyer on Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:09 am

Hi all, and specifically MinervaI think the original post/details about planned itinerary is way back in the mists of time but it was typed out many times in posts on FB and on here. Embarassed however looking at Minervas comments I'm wondering if my Sunday departure is correct, we should be able to exit at about 16.30 (2 hours either side of low water) which in my estimation should give us plenty of time going up on the incoming tide, obviously speed over the ground will be less than on the saturday but still feel we will have margin of safety.  Re petrol,fairly sure that Penton Hook still do it, Shepperton as well.  If its just a top up and you carry cans, a cheaper option, just below Staines and near to Penton Hook  TW183LS it's a riverside park with mooring  https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4193776,-0.5137083,3a,60y,145.67h,85.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEalXkNI1dmyWagIK4OJaPw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 just across the road from and asda 24 hour petrol station. click the link and rotate the view.

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Post by Chris Meyer on Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:12 am

Re Pat's post, Bounty on the 14th?

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Post by Minerva on Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:26 am

Chris, re journey back the advice here

http://thamescruising.co.uk/?p=27

Is to leave 3.5 hr before high water. I.e 17:17
This I think is to time it with Richmond half weir opening
Which will be 19:47 on the 19th.
No problem with leaving at 16:30 on 19th but it means you will need to go through Richmond lock which is good fun but £7 a boat!

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Post by Chris Meyer on Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:46 am

Ah,ok, I hadn't factored the 1/2 lock aspect, duly noted, so play by ear on the day methinks not critical as opening hours do give us leeway, and yes it was you I saw yesterday as you came past Wootens

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Post by Minerva on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:28 am

Btw...last stop for fuel is shepperton marina. £1.61/litre unleaded I think. For the 23s that means you will use a gallon down to teddington and have 14 gallon left for the trip. For the bigger boats on diesel I guess you don’t need to worry so much. I guess full tanks might stabilise a bit for the RIB wash fury...

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:30 am

Hopefully everyone who has registered has now received a booking form for Limehouse?

If you haven’t please let me know 

Please note the payment terms, if you cancel within 7 days, Limehouse will invoice you individually. 

If you haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late to join us Smile

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Post by Minerva on Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 pm

Note shepperton fuel sales open 9 to 4pm
I just missed it today.

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