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    Default Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Hi all

    Iím looking for some advice from those with knowledge of the tides around The Looe at Selsey Bill. Iím planning a passage from Portsmouth to Brighton and canít find any reliable information on the tide in The Looe.

    The best information I have from my chart is a tidal diamond about 8 nautical miles south of the Bill, but thatís in much deeper water. How much can I expect the tide differ in The Looe (e.g. stronger/weaker) from the deeper water south of the Owers? Thereís a chance I might be catching (and punching) the last of the ebb (HW Dover +4/5) and the tide will be mid-range (unfortunately I canít leave any later) Iíll be in a 37í Hanse.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice!

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    It’s faster at the Looe but the direction change time is approximately the same. When going through I try to follow the habit for major obstacles of making sure I am there a least an hour before the tide turns against me.

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by RupertW View Post
    Itís faster at the Looe but the direction change time is approximately the same. When going through I try to follow the habit for major obstacles of making sure I am there a least an hour before the tide turns against me.
    Good info from RupertW.

    If the weather is at all iffy, go outside the Owers.

    The Looe Cannel can be horrible in strong winds and wind over a spring tide.

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by rotrax View Post
    Good info from RupertW.

    If the weather is at all iffy, go outside the Owers.

    The Looe Cannel can be horrible in strong winds and wind over a spring tide.
    So can the Owers in my experience, horrid place at times.

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Navionics Autorouting:

    Portsmouth Harbour entrance, Looe Channel, Brighton: 44 miles.

    Portsmouth Harbour entrance, Owers to port, Brighton: 46.3 miles.

    Maximum ebb in The Looe 2.1 knots at 00.27 tomorrow

    Maximum ebb at The Owers 1.6 knots 00.02 tomorrow.

    Swings and roundabouts.

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Quite a few yacht traps, I have seen some actually between the Boulder and Street buoys, don't know if the pot pikeys still do it but worth a look.
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
    John Hawkins

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    I would have thought that the maximum stream was more than the two knots mentioned, but only in a small zone. I don't think a 37' boat is going to have any trouble though, going east with a following wind, pot-markers permitting.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    I would have thought that the maximum stream was more than the two knots mentioned, but only in a small zone..
    I would have thought it depended on whether it was springs or neaps

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Reeds reckons transit Looe at about slack water (HW Portsmouth +0430) and carry the tide to Dover. From my experience going round the outer route ie S of the Owers SCM adds about 10m to the journey.

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    Default Re: Tides in The Looe at Selsey Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Daedelus View Post
    Reeds reckons transit Looe at about slack water (HW Portsmouth +0430) and carry the tide to Dover. From my experience going round the outer route ie S of the Owers SCM adds about 10m to the journey.
    He only wants to get to Brighton, so he can more or less do what he likes. I imagine that his timing is dictated by factors other than that needed for navigation, though he may also have in mind the need to get to Brighton with sufficient depth.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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