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    Default Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Hi
    Got conflicting depths on garmin chart plotter and navionics on iPhone. I draw 1.2m on my sailboat. Am I able to cross from sharfleet creek across the ham ooze onto the river Medway at high tide? Parts of it shows 2/3m at chart datum, assuming height tide is 5.5m roughly I should be able to cross?
    Seen other boats do it but not sure if they had lifting keels, not too keen to get stuck in the mud for hours! Any knowledge would be mostly appreciated

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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Yes ,but I would of not tried it this weekend..There are some stakes not marked over the bank .
    Better on a good spring tide .

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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Admittedly I need only need 2 foot of water, but regularly cross roughly where I've marked on the chart. I don't think there's much to get caught on, but take a look on Google earth if your not sure, that area was done at low tide springs which is useful
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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Quote Originally Posted by lincoln View Post
    Admittedly I need only need 2 foot of water, but regularly cross roughly where I've marked on the chart. I don't think there's much to get caught on, but take a look on Google earth if your not sure, that area was done at low tide springs which is useful
    Thank you, thatís very helpful

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    Default Sharfleet ? creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Frequently nip out that way on a rising tide.
    Have a look at the navigation beacon through your binos.
    Keep the beacon about a boat length to your starboard side.


    When the water is as shown in pix there is at least six feet of water .
    We draw 3ft and usually have 3 feet under the props.
    Less water on north side and bottom certainly looks a lot harder.
    Last edited by oldgit; 28-08-19 at 12:21.

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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Sorry if I appear thick, but Iíve just had a look at that on Google maps and TBH it looks awful! I mean awful as in the sense of Ďmudí awful.
    Which begs the question; why bother?
    Pardon?

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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Quote Originally Posted by Champagne Murphy View Post
    Sorry if I appear thick, but I’ve just had a look at that on Google maps and TBH it looks awful! I mean awful as in the sense of ‘mud’ awful.
    Which begs the question; why bother?
    Because it's there! And possible!
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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Quote Originally Posted by Cantata View Post
    Because it's there! And possible!

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    Default Re: Stagnate creek, crossing over the ham ooze

    Because its there should be the answer for everything we do.

    After consulting Google earth, I felt confident a few weeks ago to go all the way towards Ham Green and back through Millfordhope creek. Was on a rising tide but was still scary seeing long lengths of weed that was still rooted in the sea bed.
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