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Re: Tidal Thames meet 2018

Post by Chris Meyer on Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi Molemot, the difficulty with a locked marina would be only being able to exit at certain times either side of HW meaning on the run back up river we would be fighting the ebb for part of the journey. Leaving from the pier, (which incidentally has been much improved recently and certainly in the 37 years since your visit) There would be no need to struggle with a dinghy as you can walk ashore at all states of the tide, in the event of huge uptake in cruisers we can do a ferry service to and from the buoys, suspect this will be unnecessary though.

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Post by Chris Meyer on Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:16 pm

Another possibility, Kate I would appreciate your thoughts on feasibility.

August 25th 13.22 Half lock opens - 19.58 Low water tilbury 
6.5 hours cruising to Town Pier.

August 26th  08.05 Low water Tilbury -  14.59 High Water Limehouse
6.5 hours cruising to Limehouse.

August 27th  12.00 exit Limehouse (2 Hours after low water) 16.26 High Water Richmond. 4.5 Hours cruising to Richmond. 

Assuming this works it would save one lot of Limehouse fees, there is always the option for some crews to overnight at Limehouse on the Friday to make more of a trip.

Please note the cruising times I have mentioned are not assuming it will take that long, its how long we would have before fighting the tide/ebb

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Post by molemot on Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:01 am

Waiting above Richmond half tide lock will be very familiar to the Prof... it's just like Wacky Races....everyone jockeying for position(!) Then the gates go up and...THEY'RE OFF!! You are "fighting the tide" for the first bit, but it doesn't impede you too much. I've been in and out of Limehouse several times on a friend's boat, and it's most agreeable. Good chinese restaurants in easy walking distance, pubs ditto. I wouldn't underestimate the water disturbance caused by the likes of the Bow Belle as she comes past, and all the other shipping going outbound and inbound on the tide....not as bad on a 46 footer, but on a 22 foot Freeman one can end up sleeping on the floor(!)

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Post by Chris Meyer on Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:05 am

lateral thinking here, sleep on the floor to begin with:)

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Post by molemot on Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:15 am

Got rolled out of bed by a passing Police launch at 2am once...in Paris, that was!

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Re: Tidal Thames meet 2018

Post by Chris Meyer on Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:30 am

Or, do we make the whole thing more sedate in its inaugural year and do Richmond down to the barrier and back to overnight in Limehouse or similar.  We know that is definitely achievable because both Kate and Olive have shown us the way:)

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Post by Chris Meyer on Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:09 am

Pat, messaged you this morning re dates, its in my outbox, not sent box?

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:52 am

That's because I hadn't picked it up until now Chris Smile
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Post by Chris Meyer on Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:30 pm

Heard back from Gallions point, who say they couldn't accommodate us, possibly because they're embroiled in an eviction war with Sadiq Khan.  South Dock aren't prepared to book that far in advance ??? Limehouse have verbally agreed that there should be no problem, but so far have failed to respond to 3 emails requesting confirmation, followed up again today but got an out of office reply.  More news when I have some.
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Re: Tidal Thames meet 2018

Post by Chris Meyer on Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:53 pm

We Have lift off, Limehouse have confirmed they can take us and made a booking for that date.  
"Please accept apologies you have not received a reply. I have provisionally booked the date you requested, it will be necessary to raft. Our current group  visitor tariff is £3.42 per meter per night.We will need details of vessels and owners approximately a month before your arrival. In addition we will also need to arrange lock bookings.  
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Have emailed back to thank and confirm

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