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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    The new lock looks exposed to the prevailing wind, more so than the old one. I imagine that entry and exit could be interesting on occasions.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Entry into the Wellington dock is/was via a gate (rather than a lock) which opened around HW, for this reason we never berthed there and it didn't look particularly well used when walking by.

    Edit - The berths do look like they may be less sheltered than before, depend upon what is built on the adjacent land I suppose
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    The new lock looks exposed to the prevailing wind, more so than the old one. I imagine that entry and exit could be interesting on occasions.
    Well sheltered at the end of the new marina which is behind a substantial new pier with a well protected entrance.

    Visual_DWDR_08.jpg

    Courtesy of the DWDR scheme website

    Bigger picture (in both senses) at https://www.doverport.co.uk/port/about/dwdr/

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    The fetch along the new marina passage may not be much but if approaching the lock from seaward with Dover's usual F6-7 up one's tail, tying up in the lock should make good spectator sport.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Bru View Post
    Well sheltered at the end of the new marina which is behind a substantial new pier with a well protected entrance.

    Visual_DWDR_08.jpg

    Courtesy of the DWDR scheme website

    Bigger picture (in both senses) at https://www.doverport.co.uk/port/about/dwdr/
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    The new lock looks exposed to the prevailing wind, more so than the old one. I imagine that entry and exit could be interesting on occasions.
    Is the prevailing wind direction ESE at Dover?

    Why's it not southwesterly like the rest of the country?

    It's only quarter of a mile of fetch, so doesn't seem to be much of a problem.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by sailorman View Post
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    The fetch along the new marina passage may not be much but if approaching the lock from seaward with Dover's usual F6-7 up one's tail, tying up in the lock should make good spectator sport.
    Like MotorSailor said, I really can't see it being much of a problem. It's a pretty deep lock, it's within a very sheltered marina, it's going to be surrounded by buildings etc.

    The lock at Shotley (for example) is far more exposed and I don't think that's ever a significant problem

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    It looks as though there is only one set of lock gates at the seaward end of the lock. Just the 2 bridges to avoid after that.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    The computer generated images suggests it won't be very popular, but a high proportion of the boats that do go there will be white ones berthed, or locking through, with a spinnaker pole braced out.

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