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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Pye_End View Post
    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.
    I think the graphic is a bit misleading. It's going to be a full lock with sector gates at the outward end and mitre gates at the inner giving 24 hour access to the Wellington Dock (unlike the very limited access currently)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSister View Post
    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.
    The rigged poles made me larf too

    They probably got bored with drawing boats

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Ever since I first saw the plans I thought that noise might be a problem in the new section of the marina. It is only a few yards away and just downwind of the new cargo berths. I assume these will work cargo 24/7 and the cranes will make a fair din. I wonder if they thought about it?

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggles Wader View Post
    I wonder if they thought about it?
    Yup. Marina fees will include leccy, water, code to the loos and a pair of earplugs.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Motor_Sailor View Post
    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.
    Unless I am mistaken, which is I suppose possible, that is the Western entrance in the photo, which would make the orientation such that a S-SW wind would be from astern of a boat entering the lock.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Unless I am mistaken, which is I suppose possible, that is the Western entrance in the photo, which would make the orientation such that a S-SW wind would be from astern of a boat entering the lock.
    So, what your saying then John, (and I could be wrong), is you think the wind will be up your chuff when entering the lock
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Unless I am mistaken . . .
    Yes you are mistaken. The lock faces ESE.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Bru View Post
    I think the graphic is a bit misleading. It's going to be a full lock with sector gates at the outward end and mitre gates at the inner giving 24 hour access to the Wellington Dock (unlike the very limited access currently)
    That is what I assumed till I saw it.

    Would you expect mitre gates to sit flush to the wall when open? There doesn't seem to be a recess, or any hydraulic rams/fixings etc. evident. If you look at the floor, the shaped edge runs up to the grooves - not sure how that would work.

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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Won`t most just "transiting" to / from the S Coast just stop over night & not lock-in
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    Default Re: Dover Redevelopment Info

    Quote Originally Posted by Pye_End View Post
    That is what I assumed till I saw it.

    Would you expect mitre gates to sit flush to the wall when open? There doesn't seem to be a recess, or any hydraulic rams/fixings etc. evident. If you look at the floor, the shaped edge runs up to the grooves - not sure how that would work.
    I don't know but the sector and mitre gates were delivered the other day

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