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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Just been doing a bit of passage planning for RCC to Burnham on Crouch
    for Easter weekend.

    Grain Hard bouy.( just off Queenborough) to Burnham .
    About 8 knots plus bit of tide.
    .35 miles @ 9 knots approx 4 hours duration.
    Fly in ointment.... Easterly F4-5 against tide .
    Last edited by oldgit; 15-04-19 at 11:38.

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Thanks all, so really great tips and planning stats. Looks like we'll stop at Greenwich, head to Queenborough, then on to the Crouch. John

    Oldgit: Sorry to hear the wind is not in your favour. Shame as temperature are looking appealing.

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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Quote Originally Posted by Sowenna View Post
    Thanks all, so really great tips and planning stats. Looks like we'll stop at Greenwich, head to Queenborough, then on to the Crouch. John

    Oldgit: Sorry to hear the wind is not in your favour. Shame as temperature are looking appealing.
    The plan
    04.00 Dept RCC
    Rendevous with boats who went to Queenborough previous day.
    As far as we can get on the ebb.
    Punch the early tide up to the Whitaker, across as early as we dare and use the flood up to Burnham.
    07.36 LW Whitaker.

    Still think you are missing a trick regards a nice comfortable quiet nights sleep in one of the London Marinas.

    IMHO. Trying to get to sleep in the tideway at 02.00, with the prospect of slap slap on the chine for another 3 hours just might make spending £75 quid next time an absolute bargain.
    Might be wrong but.
    Last edited by oldgit; 15-04-19 at 17:01.

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Thanks for posting your plans OG. Helpful with my planning.

    Re the tideway, I was thinking about that so we aren't restricted by lock times (ie leave at the optimal time). But if St Kats works re times (now that we are planning the shorter leg to Queenborough) I'll certainly consider that too, we are there this weekend and love the vibe in the central basin.

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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Our normal mooring is on the inside of tideway pontoon and all the boats we ever had moored there, both displacement and planing suffered from chine slapping, worse when big tides and opposing wind.
    Usually a pain at some God forsaken hour when the tide turned.
    Never had the problem when above any lock ie.On the Thames above Teddington.
    Doubt ever problem with yachts simply due to shape of hull.
    Presume you have a aft cabin.so should not be that much of problem.
    We always turned boat round when staying aboard on club pontoon, with stern facing outgoing tide. it usually cured the problem.
    Until a couple of weeks ago.
    A incoming spring tide and a brisk wind managed to produce big enough waves between us and the boat behind, to ensure a sleepless night.
    Grrr..........

  6. #36
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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Yep, thinking St Kats is the best option now.

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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    go on you know you want to...
    and that discount card they give you actually means something,we had £30 knocked off a meal in Cafe Rouge .Yea, I know but its so close.

  8. #38
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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Well, we don't have a microwave on the boat
    ;-)

  9. #39
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    Default Re: Route from St Kats to the Crouch

    Quote Originally Posted by Sowenna View Post
    Well, we don't have a microwave on the boat
    ;-)
    Not sure how food is provided or my boat, have staff who do that sort of thing. Although, have on occassion rang personally the maitre d at the "Waterside" if nowhere better available .
    maître d'm


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