It is some years now that I last visited Hartlepool marina, for whatever reason two boats from our marina ran aground on easter weekend shortly after departing the lock in the channel. (both later refloated).
My question is has the approach channel changed after the longscar bouy to the marina or is the approach channel now buoyed ?
My deepest draft is 1.1m so I assuming I can still 'lock in' 3 hrs of +/- high water ???
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Thread: Hartlepool marina approach
10-04-12, 21:22 #1
Hartlepool marina approachArchivist for the Colvic Watson Owners Group
10-04-12, 21:41 #2Registered User
Location : Hartlepool. UK
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Nowt changed mate, your pals were not looking at sector light.
Going out near low water sometimes catches folk out cos they make a long curve but the channel goes directly from loch gates to centre of the piers.
You'll be fine if you keep it white,
Hope that helps,
10-04-12, 21:56 #3
Last edited by Caer Urfa; 10-04-12 at 21:58.Archivist for the Colvic Watson Owners Group
10-04-12, 22:23 #4
Which boats grounded?
10-04-12, 22:50 #5
Sorry would rather not say, as we have already suggested to them a visit to 'Spec Savers' and I don't want to add to their already embarrassment as they were not amateurs’ !!
I just don't want to repeat the embarrassment on my next visit hopefully next month
MikeArchivist for the Colvic Watson Owners Group
10-04-12, 23:37 #6
No worries just one of our boats was in Hartlepool over the weekend with a boat from RQ and I just wondered.........
Enjoy the season .... Had a fantastic bash back up to Blyth on Sunday afternoon.
Roll on summer!
11-04-12, 11:54 #7
I used to keep my last boat - a Parker 31 - in Hpool. She had a lifting keel that gave me a min draft of less than 2 ft.
It was great fun coming into the marina around low tide - people seemed to think I knew the deep channel - even though there wasn't one - The marina has had to warn a few off to stop them grounding trying to follow me.
Not something I can do now in Olive.If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,