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Thread: Sharpness Lock

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    Default Sharpness Lock

    I have been told I need a pilot to enter or depart.

    Is this true?
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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    The Gloucester Harbour Trustees site has all the information that you should need about Sharpness.
    See the leisure craft section at: http://gloucesterharbourtrustees.org...ng-and-safety/

    I took a pilot for my first trip to Sharpness for peace of mind and found the trip very illuminating even though I had done a lot of homework beforehand.

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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    Hi, can you give any more information-:
    What boat/ship is it you are wanting to lock in/out?
    Who told you a pilot was needed?

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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by Lioness View Post
    Hi, can you give any more information-:
    What boat/ship is it you are wanting to lock in/out?
    Who told you a pilot was needed?
    33 foot sailing boat with engine.
    Canal and River Trust tow path inspector thought so. I didn't the last time I went through but that was a loooooong time ago.
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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    I guess a canal/tow path inspector would say that as canal/river boats, inexperienced tidal skippers or first timers to the River Severn are strongly advised to use a pilot by the Harbour authority and boats without coastal insurance are also obliged I believe?

    But that does not sound like your situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lioness View Post
    I guess a canal/tow path inspector would say that as canal/river boats, inexperienced tidal skippers or first timers to the River Severn are strongly advised to use a pilot by the Harbour authority and boats without coastal insurance are also obliged I believe?

    But that does not sound like your situation?
    I sailed for a few years out of St Pierre Pill but I have only been through the lock twice.

    I know the harbour master and need to ask him. I don't know where the CRT jurisdiction ends.

    I have full insurance.
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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    You will need some bloody long warps too.........................................

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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    You don't need a pilot, unless your insurance company insists upon it

    The tides run fast up there though, we locked out before high water and were barely making way against the tide, until we were up on the plane!

    May be travel with another boat?

    I believe the pilotage charge is £120
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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    Quote Originally Posted by rotrax View Post
    You will need some bloody long warps too.........................................
    Got those and I understand why!
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    Default Re: Sharpness Lock

    PCC used to organise a trip over Easter which welcomed other boats. The cost was reduced and, more importantly, there's safety in numbers. Have a look at their website.
    Allan
    Sailblogs.com search Brilliant with Hilary and Allan as crew. Password Bristol.

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