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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    I had to make Derby Haven (first/only time visit) under sail one dusk to beach my bilge keeler to free a fouled prop. Nearly took the North end of the breakwater...

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Here's the approach to Berneray harbour, which is at the top left.
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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    I think a lot less was done purely by sail power than people imagine.
    Horses, capstans, manual force were all used frequently.
    Most Harbours had conveniently placed warping points and posts where a long line could be taken and the vessel warped closer.

    I saw a Thames Barge as a kid doing just that in Ramsgate once.
    Last edited by rotrax; 08-07-19 at 19:53.

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Arisaig could be interesting

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    May harbours had tugs come out and tow in sailing coasters and barges

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Quote Originally Posted by lw395 View Post
    I think a lot less was done purely by sail power than people imagine.
    Horses, capstans, manual force were all used frequently.
    Some information here:

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    I reckon Keyhaven would be a challenge.

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusMcDoon View Post
    Here's the approach to Berneray harbour, which is at the top left.
    Pah! That's a buoyed passage. Try SAILING from the Basin of Vaccasay, through Opsay Basin, then by The Grey Horse, to Loch nam Ban.

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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Quote Originally Posted by burgundyben View Post
    I reckon Keyhaven would be a challenge.
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    Default Re: Trickiest harbours in the UK to sail to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Habebty View Post
    Closely followed by Wells Next The Sea.

    I would have said there are lots of small drying harbours/river estuaries that qualify as tricky though.
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