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  1. #21
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    http://www.rochestercc.co.uk/
    Est 1905.
    We have around 100 motorboats on our moorings(and the odd yacht).
    The really big advantage of being in the club is that everything that is possible to go wrong with a motorboat will have gone wrong with a club boat sometime in the past 100 years and there will be available at least six different opinions on how to fix it.
    Seven of which will be totally wrong.
    Pretty certain some of our members were there when the club opened in 1905, but as they have not been seen moving recently, reluctant to disturb them.
    Alleged that somebody under the age of 60 did come into the clubhouse once.
    If you are visiting the Medway with a boat that can get under Rochester Bridge I cannot recommend RCC high enough. We called there last year on our way to the Thames and Oxford and they were brilliant, so welcoming and helpful and the Sunday roast in the club was to die for. We still just feel slightly guilty about Harry, who had been so helpful getting us round to the fuel barge and topping us up on a Sunday evening and then locked his keys in the fuel hut!

    We will definitely be back next time we are down that way.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Grebe View Post
    What is the 'harbour fights' like these days?
    We're based at Titchmarsh. Harbour Lights is ok, but as there is far better a short car journey away, we rarely go there. The Ship at Thorpe Le Soken - about 10 minutes drive - is excellent.

  3. #23
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    We walk into town, mix with the Essex men & ladies, get fish and chips then plod our weary way back ;-)
    Brexit: ‘taking back’ what we had never lost, in order to lose everything we had...

  4. #24
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Is Pye End still around? I only ask because I seldom go near it. If coming from the south, you can almost always head straight for No4 buoy, saving nearly a mile with very little loss of depth, maybe a foot or so.

    I don't know the current situation at the Harbour Lights. We haven't been avoiding them, just that we prefer to eat on board, but the WFYC is good at present.

    If strangers to the area want a flavour of the place, they could anchor at Stone Point and make sandcastles on the beach, or have a lunch stop in Hamford Water and possibly take a dinghy trip into Bramble Creek to see the red seals. This is better near low tide, when you might see about 70 sun-bathing, but a sensitive approach should be made slowly on the opposite side of the creek, where there may be a trip boat.
    RED seals? Essex socialists?

  5. #25
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Is Pye End still around?
    Certainly is. Not the same shape as the one in East Coast Rivers (tenth edition). Chartplotters take all the fun away from getting in and out of the Backwaters.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by Pye_End View Post
    Certainly is. Not the same shape as the one in East Coast Rivers (tenth edition). Chartplotters take all the fun away from getting in and out of the Backwaters.
    Only joking, but it doesn't have to be on the route unless you are coming from the Deben. The whole area is pretty flat E of No4.

    I have a chartplotter but I found coming in in the dark quite interesting.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  7. #27
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Only joking, but it doesn't have to be on the route unless you are coming from the Deben. The whole area is pretty flat E of No4.

    I have a chartplotter but I found coming in in the dark quite interesting.
    Understood and I agree - I regularly could not find it when looking for it, but also came across it when not trying to find it. However, those were also the days when I had a swing keel, so coming up from the south was a matter of cutting the corner till the channel was found (hopefully by taking a bearing on Pye End) - and if I cut a bit too hard then the keel would start swinging on the bottom. Just wind it up a bit and head a bit more to the right till it stopped.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Could I recommend as a club visiting Titchmarsh & wanting to eat you try (in advance) to arrange something with Walton and Frinton Yacht Club. It's a good 20 mins walk from the marina so best to taxi it, but many clubs go there & I believe you will enjoy it a lot more than the Harbour Lights. If brave you could go into the pond & then be based right in the centre of town & next to the yacht club. Only can get in immediately before HW, and again you'd need to ring Bedwells to gate the gate lowered.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Thanks to all.

  10. #30
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    Default Re: RCC off to Tichmarsh .

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshire Exile View Post
    RED seals? Essex socialists?
    Yes, Marxist seals


    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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