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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanofthehills View Post
    Mud may be an issue to stern drives as no inlet water seacock. For the rest of us soft mud is no issue, and I for one wouldn't mind if Watchet got rid of the rising sill
    Even better if they re-instated the stream that I remember doing some scouring.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Any news if Watchet have got the parts for the dredger and if so has the dredging started yet

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Further to the recent posts an update from Watchet. The parts arrived from the States in late November and the re-built impeller unit returned to Watchet just before Christmas. Our engineers are now working flat out to match the old with the new and we're expecting re-commence dredging by early February at the latest. We will then dredge, subject to the weather, at least 5 days a week to re-instate initially our B/C basin back to working depth. Once this is done the team will then continue around the marina in general. I would like to apologise for the inconvenience and please rest assured we are doing everything possible to rectify the situation. Iain Lambert, Manager, Watchet Harbour Marina

  4. #14
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    Oct 2013
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    Shropshire - Sundance, Bristol Channel
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Great, I really want to visit this year.
    Tom, Sundance
    2wheels1keel.com

  5. #15
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    Sep 2005
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    Bristol Channel
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Mind the left hand side wall on the way in. I’ll show you my dents!

  6. #16
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    Aug 2016
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    Bristol
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Brilliant news .

    I suspect Watchet'll be our first overnighting away from Portishead . Can't wait!
    YouTube: Gorjus Boating
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  7. #17
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Dredger still not working 3/3/18 (waiting for parts) not looking good for easter

  8. #18
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    Jun 2005
    Location
    Taunton, Somerset
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    I have to say that whilst the staff of Watchet Marina are doing their best the the current dredger is inefficent unreliable and very wasteful in fuel.

    Watchet needs a 'capital' dredge, that means getting the mud out in buckets not in suspension.
    Pumping suspended solids is hugely inefficient and expensive hydraulic motors and pipes immersed in muddy salt water is always going to lead to unreliability.

    Time to get old fashioned buckets to dredge in bulk maybe?

  9. #19
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    Apr 2016
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    You're quite right when you say Watchet needs a capital dredge and I'm currently exploring and costing the various options available. Meanwhile, our dredger is a cutter-suck unit and not a water injection system which means the dredged material is physically "blown" out of the marina and not just put into suspension. Following a protracted re-fit of the dredger, we're now doing our utmost to ensure as much of the marina is at impounded depth in time for the season. Kind regards, Iain Lambert. Manager, Watchet Marina

  10. #20
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    Aug 2010
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    Bristol Channel
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    Default Re: Watchet Marina Silt

    Sadly as others have pointed out the construction of the present harbour diverted that handy stream so it avoids both outer harbour and the marina rather than scour out mud. I know some of the history and the contorted arguments of the commercial fishermen but it has left a nightmare not of the present marinas making. Personally our craft sits in mud daily and I would be just as happy without the sill and its issues.
    A boat is for going places

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