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    Default Anchorage near Lymington

    Has anyone out there anchored in Oxey Lake off Pennington Marshes, Lymington. I'm bilge keel, only draw 1.1m and don't mind drying out at low tide. The two positions I am considering are the small channel up to Moses Dock or possible off 8 Acre Lake. Don't generally see any boats in this area but did see quite a large old yacht moored fore & aft in the channel at the entrance to Moses Dock 2 or 3 years ago. I presume entrance to Oxey Lake would be better from the South (Solent) than the East (Lymington River).
    (Always looking out for quiet anchorages. Don't like Marinas or the changes taking place at Lymington Quay this coming Winter).
    Last edited by SteveIOW; 04-09-19 at 17:04.

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveIOW View Post
    Has anyone out there anchored in Oxey Lake off Pennington Marshes, Lymington. I'm bilge keel, only draw 1.1m and don't mind drying out at low tide. The two positions I am considering are the small channel up to Moses Dock or possible off 8 Acre Lake. Don't generally see any boats in this area but did see quite a large old yacht moored fore & aft in the channel at the entrance to Moses Dock 2 or 3 years ago. I presume entrance to Oxey Lake would be better from the South (Solent) than the East (Lymington River).
    (Always looking out for quiet anchorages. Don't like Marinas or the changes taking place at Lymington Quay this coming Winter).
    Why not use Keyhaven?

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    Quote Originally Posted by scotty123 View Post
    Why not use Keyhaven?
    Done Keyhaven many times. Looking for a change.

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    This YouTube video might interest you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXnG5lZWs9o

    Not having a chart or almanac handy I'm not exactly sure where Oxey Lake is, but I remember having a peaceful night anchored to the northeast of the entrance to Keyhaven many years ago; as close in as I could get. The wind was in the west and my boat draws 1.5m.
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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    Quote Originally Posted by Poignard View Post
    This YouTube video might interest you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXnG5lZWs9o

    Not having a chart or almanac handy I'm not exactly sure where Oxey Lake is, but I remember having a peaceful night anchored to the northeast of the entrance to Keyhaven many years ago; as close in as I could get. The wind was in the west and my boat draws 1.5m.
    Just NE of the main entrance is Hawkers Lake, yet another entrance, bit exposed in a blow.

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    Thanks for the responses though doesn't appear that other forumites have used Oxey Lake. (Maybe that should be telling me something). Never the less I intend to have a go at getting up to the Moses Dock channel sometime. Will go in at half flood when mud banks are still visible and channels more obvious. Doesn't appear to be any buoyage or withies. Pennington sea wall looks steep to so should be fairly easy to dinghy ashore at HW - and only 10 - 15 minutes walk to Chequers Inn at Lower Pennington. Always nice to have a pub to justify the effort.
    Google found a good photo of a restored yacht off Moses Dock but me not clever enough to paste it into this thread.
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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    As Poignard's video link shows, the DCA regularly use that spot for overnight rallies. I've walked round there because of that and thought it looked a nice spot for the night. I might be tempted to try and dry out where the DCA do (ie off the sea wall running nw to se) rather than go even shallower simply out of the fear of submerged stakes or whatever. Unless the DCA are there I reckon you will have it to yourself . I can't remember if we found the pub, it is quite a disorientating place, but it's not too far to walk into the outskirts of Lymington from there either.
    Last edited by FairweatherDave; 05-09-19 at 22:15.

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    I assume that you have looked at Oxey Lake on Google Maps, it shows the channel quite well.
    If you use OpenCPN, you could try using the Google Maps overlay to navigate the channel.

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    I often pondered the lack of boats there when I lived and sailed down that way.

    I had a shallow draft long keeler, and wasn't entirely averse to drying out in mud. I remember walking round there and pondering a preliminary inspection by canoe or dinghy (I think this was before ready internet availability of aerial photography), but never got round to it.

    Looks good for a quiet night. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Anchorage near Lymington

    Where is Moses dock?

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