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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    I too love Dover and it won't be the same

    I'm also not convinced the new marina will be as good in rough weather, despite the wave breaks

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Current photos for Dover harbour:






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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    I was told by someone who works there that they intend to put a full lock in the new canal to the Wellington dock giving 24 hour access. Not seen it officially though. Anyone know?

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Lovely pics BTW. What a view.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Wader View Post
    I was told by someone who works there that they intend to put a full lock in the new canal to the Wellington dock giving 24 hour access. Not seen it officially though. Anyone know?
    A lock is shown on some of the artists impressions, in fact see post #1 link to video.

    I'm sure the new marina will be a nice useful facility and look forward to using it. Will miss the old granite walls and character of the old place though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Wader View Post
    Lovely pics BTW. What a view.
    Thanks. It was lovely up the Western Heights at the weekend.

    The lock was started some time ago, and I think can be seen in between the cranes in the second photo. Should be fine so long as you can sail through the steel piling.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    I have mixed feeling about Dover. It must be the dampest place on the coast, being either excessively windy or foggy. The town is dull and the only convenient shopping via an awkward walk to the garage. The last time we went there, my wife had forgotten to pack her knickers and couldn't find any decent ones in town, so that's another black mark. On the other hand, except when it is blowing hard from the west, it is easy to enter, the castle is lovely to visit and the Western Heights and the Grand Shaft are lovely. The old RCPYC was better than the reduced version, but still worth a visit.
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    It will of course silt up and pretty fast.
    Something that could have been avoided if they had left an open gate at the northern end of the breakwater to allow the circular tidal flows in the harbour to flush through the new enclosure. Why people design marinas like that I will never know.
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    When I was looking at the plans on the dock walls last year i got the impression that there would be fewer berths than now, once the old docks have been filled in. Is that correct ?

    If it is, it will only need a few of the new development residents to buy boats & visitors berths will be restricted in availability - Will they not?

    I would also expect a price increase, which will not be so welcome.
    All in all I am not so sure that the new works will benefit visitors, or will it?
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Surely it's not aimed at benefiting anyone in particular, it's being done because the whole of the dock area the other side of the Prince of Wales pier will be filled in to create new ferry berths.
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