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 on: August 04, 2015, 08:41:00 PM 
Started by DaveA - Last post by DaveA
Sounds good to me Gary.....I haven't as yet had a holiday so I will make the effort to get that budding frog of mine swimming once again!  Cheesy

 on: August 02, 2015, 07:28:50 PM 
Started by DaveA - Last post by Gary T
Dave / All
Colin (Lahni) and I are going up the East coast in search of the Hob Goblin from about the Thursday 13th August. Still planning where we will be going over the two weeks. Any one wanting to join is welcome.

Gary (Colanna)

 on: July 04, 2015, 06:30:22 PM 
Started by DaveA - Last post by DaveA
There's been some idle talk around the compound, so is it going to happen?

 on: April 30, 2015, 11:07:20 AM 
Started by keith - Last post by keith
Morse Docking Light (one only) in good condition made from marine alloy and working, if you are interested, make me an offer  Smiley

Keith (Susie-B)


 on: April 29, 2014, 10:56:52 AM 
Started by prentipa - Last post by prentipa
cool sounds like our paths will cross at some point.

Acid .. worked an absolute treat. left it in for less than 15 minutes. A damm good flush out with fresh water and it now runs perfectly at the right temperature.

If you do it - two things / advice i was given which i concur with.

1) Wear a mask
2) Remove pencil annodes

 on: March 29, 2014, 01:55:52 PM 
Started by prentipa - Last post by peter
Got you paul if I ever get through the sanding sanding sanding and get back in the water will be out and about during the summer hols and will try to catch up with you.

We are planning tollsbury harwich pier, chatham and the fun fair at gillingham, then we will add to the list turning right or left depending on the wind and tide.

Thanks for list i wish i was as organised as you.

P.s did that acid clean work on your engine? and do you feel like repeating the episode.

peter Grin

 on: December 30, 2013, 12:27:30 PM 
Started by prentipa - Last post by prentipa
Hi All

As the New Year is almost upon us - anyone got any thoughts or ideas for some club or sailing in company trips away this year?

I am hoping to do some long weekends at the following if anyone is interested in joining:

River Orwell

Equally, any recommendations?


 on: February 28, 2013, 04:28:46 PM 
Started by ditch-crawler - Last post by ditch-crawler
Hot Wings Films contacted the club some while ago and the Commodore passed the details of a request onto me, wondering if I could help them. The company is based at Kingston University.

Well, with the mate, I took the director of the project (part of his PhD in 'movie making') out for a sail along the north of the island up Benfleet Creek. He was gob smacked by the sheer beauty, tranquility and stress soothing peacefullness of it all. It was just what he wanted...

Yesterday, I took aboard two actors and three of the production team. Two others stayed ashore to film the boat sailing out of the creek...
The details of what went on are on my web site, if interested... Sailing features at the beginning and end of the film...

It was a good day for the club: it was shown in a good light. The club will get a credit, obviously.
I will let the club know when the film comes out - I shall receive a copy and, maybe, members would like to see the end result.

 on: December 12, 2012, 06:07:12 PM 
Started by ditch-crawler - Last post by ditch-crawler
Creek Buoyage Update:

The two new red and green outer buoys have been installed.

A new inner red has been installed too, approximately half way between end of moorings and previous inner red. This is lit. This buoy will 'force' craft 'north' of what has been assumed by many to be the run of the deep water.

The damaged green will, once repaired, be installed as a 'new' inner green. It will be fitted with a proper light eventually.

The lights, from outer to inner, are now:

Red 0.3 sec flash every 2.2 secs         Green 0.3 sec flash every 2.7 secs
Red 0.5 sec flash every 4.5 secs         Green 0.5 sec flash every 5.5 secs
Red 0.3 sec flash every 2.7 secs         Green 0.3 sec flash every 2.2 secs
Red 0.5 sec flash every 5.5 secs         The current inner green has an unspecified light flash period.
Red 0.3 sec flash every 2.2 secs

Buoys are essentially situated at the crest of the rise from the channel. It should be noted that many craft do not need to follow the buoyed channel literally, especially when the tide is full ... common sense should prevail. Due regard to larger craft should always be made.

The buoys will all be remarked shortly with the correct system of numbering...

 on: October 24, 2012, 07:28:11 PM 
Started by ditch-crawler - Last post by ditch-crawler
For information:

This morning (Wed 24th Oct), the inner green buoy was reinstated with a spare unit.

It has a green flashing light of unknown characteristics.

The buoy has been moved 2 metres south of its old position - sinker is now on the crest of the initial rise from creek bed.

Navigators should be aware that the run of the creek is deeper to the green side, in general.
From the end of the moorings, south side, the shallows extend out beyond the end of the mooring finger and 2 FR lights. Also, on this side, the run has a shallow convex curve towards inner red.

Thoughts are moving towards installing a further red buoy along this inner run. Any changes will be promulgated as they happen.

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