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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    If you don't need walk-ashore access, Osea is a peaceful, pretty anchorage with good holding and shelter - have spent many a quiet night there.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Yes, the pub in the village has reopened but haven't tried it yet.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmalade View Post
    If you don't need walk-ashore access, Osea is a peaceful, pretty anchorage with good holding and shelter - have spent many a quiet night there.
    True, but an ebb over a Easterly or SE'ly can be a bit bumpy.

  4. #14
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    Living near Saffron Walden, sailing out of Burnham on Crouch
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    . The shallow bit is between the middle two cans in the approach channel. W.
    Indeed it is, as I found out this weekend, just made it out with a bit of bumping across the bottom at this point. I would almost assume a charted depth of zero at that point to ensure calculating a safe depth!

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    We really like Bradwell - great food in the Yacht Club; we came out at half tide last week with a 2M draft and no problems!
    Would echo that the berths are tight though & they really squeeze them in & don't allow much room for fenders!!
    Yacht: White Pearl - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by kayenox View Post
    Indeed it is, as I found out this weekend, just made it out with a bit of bumping across the bottom at this point. I would almost assume a charted depth of zero at that point to ensure calculating a safe depth!
    If you look at Crossing the Thames Estuary you will see that there is a survey showing more water outside the red cans. I can confirm this is so.
    Not all who wander are lost

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    If you look at Crossing the Thames Estuary you will see that there is a survey showing more water outside the red cans. I can confirm this is so.
    Ahh - wish I'd seen that on Sunday morning! Thanks for that pointer, just looked at the chart on the website - wonder why they haven't adjusted the cans then? There's something very law-abiding in me that makes me nervous about going outside a marked channel, even when (if this survey is correct) there is good reason to do so... thankfully had just enough power to get through the occasional contact with the mud!

    As a relative newcomer to east coast sailing, finding these little gems of info on the web is invaluable.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by kayenox View Post
    Ahh - wish I'd seen that on Sunday morning! Thanks for that pointer, just looked at the chart on the website - wonder why they haven't adjusted the cans then? There's something very law-abiding in me that makes me nervous about going outside a marked channel, even when (if this survey is correct) there is good reason to do so... thankfully had just enough power to get through the occasional contact with the mud!

    As a relative newcomer to east coast sailing, finding these little gems of info on the web is invaluable.
    When the marina were shown this they wanted to move the channel but Trinity House told them they had to pay for proper buoys instead of using just withies and old oil drums. That didn't happen then.

    There was a tidal gauge attached to the north cardinal post but it seems to have fallen off. All good east coast fun.
    Not all who wander are lost

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    When the marina were shown this they wanted to move the channel but Trinity House told them they had to pay for proper buoys instead of using just withies and old oil drums. That didn't happen then.

    There was a tidal gauge attached to the north cardinal post but it seems to have fallen off. All good east coast fun.
    The office told me they were re-attaching the tide gauge last Thursday...?
    Yacht: White Pearl - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 32i

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Bradwell Marina - worthwhile?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoodySabre View Post
    If you look at Crossing the Thames Estuary you will see that there is a survey showing more water outside the red cans. I can confirm this is so.
    So why don't they move the cans??

    OK just seen #18. Doesn't stop them moving their own bouys does it?
    Last edited by Hadenough; 17-07-17 at 21:08.

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