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  1. #21
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Quote Originally Posted by rgarside View Post
    Dungeness to Muckle Flugga?
    Anyone done the Isle of Thanet ?
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  2. #22
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Quote Originally Posted by photodog View Post
    As well as Suffolk and Norfolk...
    Around Norfolk, perhaps. as long as a very shallow draft and portage is allowed - Something like a small inflatable or a kayak, maybe.

    In at Lowestoft, though the lock and onto the River Waveney. Pass the weirs at Geldeston Locks (stop for a beer or two), Ellingham and Wainford Mills and mind the shallows from Bungay onward. Probably best to try after a week of heavy rain

    Once passed Diss, it gets a bit reed-clogged but at Redgrave and Lopham Fen you'll have reached the source of the Waveney and the Little Ouse.

    Now you can follow the Little Ouse to Thetford and onto Brandon Creek where it joins the Great Ouse out to Kings Lynn & the Wash.
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  3. #23
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Around Lindsey, Lincolnshire - The 3 Rivers Race (Humber, Trent, Fossdyke Roman Canal & Witham).
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  4. #24
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    Anyone done the Isle of Thanet ?
    Years ago there was an annual round-Thanet dinghy race. It required a lot of lifting and carrying the boats!
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  5. #25
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    In 1922 my father sailed his RCC B class canoe (16ft x 3ft6ins, bronze centre plate) from Kingston on Thames to Cambridge. There was a short portage and one night when he had to sleep on board (he was 6ft 2ins!)

    Here she is:



    Not a circumnavigation but it shows that it may be possible to circumnavigate East Anglia as a whole.
    Last edited by Minn; 14-08-19 at 09:31.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    if portage is allowed, I don't think anyone's mentioned Orford island

    (yep raining, can't be arsed to sail today!!)

  7. #27
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    In 1922 my father sailed his RCC B class canoe (16ft x 3ft6ins, bronze centre plate) from Kingston on Thames to Cambridge. There was a short portage and one night when he had to sleep on board (he was 6ft 2ins!)

    Here she is:



    Not a circumnavigation but it shows that it may be possible to circumnavigate East Anglia as a whole.
    That's one serious mainsail .
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  8. #28
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Quote Originally Posted by LONG_KEELER View Post
    That's one serious mainsail .
    It reefed with a single line, and the jib was on a roller. She was built in 1896, so these ideas are not so new but needed better materials to work on bigger boats.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    It reefed with a single line, and the jib was on a roller. She was built in 1896, so these ideas are not so new but needed better materials to work on bigger boats.
    Interesting boat.

    It looks as if the main has full length battens.
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  10. #30
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    Default Re: East Coast Circumnavigations

    Well if portage is allowed that opens up some serious possibilities....

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