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Old 16 May 2004, 16:48   #21
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Quick catch Daniel he's got beer and food aboard
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Old 16 May 2004, 16:51   #22
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Once again the sub 5 ers raided Daniels onbard fridge freezer during a well earned refreshment break, here's phil sampling some of the contents of Daniels fridge
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Robin, there are two main areas of the Thames - tidal and non-tidal. Upstream of Teddington Lock, the Thames is under the control of the Environment Agency and there is a 4kt (8kph) speed limit. Below Teddington Lock, it is under the control of the Port of London Authority.

I didn't realise until Daniel (DJL) mentioned it that there's an 8kts speed limit between Teddington Lock and Wandsworth Bridge. The rest of the river is to the best of my knowledge unregulated, with the caveat that navigation must take place at a safe speed and no dangerous or damaging wash created. Best guidance can be found on the PLA's web site: http://www.portoflondon.co.uk
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Thats my mooring mate...who said you could put your dirty great grey thing on my spot !!
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Superb Photos, Do you ever go near Windsor???
Tell ya what, willow... we live ten minutes from the Thames as well and the elitists never invite us either!
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Straight to the tower !!
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Sub 5 Thames trip

Once again a great trip out guys in some superb company, and thank the lord for daniels fridge and Kellys superb sandwiches, though next time can we have at least 4 different types of sandwich in your range 3 different types was just not enough oh and you really need a cooker on board that boat to go with the fridge, how the hell are you going to cook the bacon sandwiches when it gets colder.
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Robin, there are two main areas of the Thames - tidal and non-tidal. Upstream of Teddington Lock, the Thames is under the control of the Environment Agency and there is a 4kt (8kph) speed limit. Below Teddington Lock, it is under the control of the Port of London Authority.

I didn't realise until Daniel (DJL) mentioned it that there's an 8kts speed limit between Teddington Lock and Wandsworth Bridge. The rest of the river is to the best of my knowledge unregulated, with the caveat that navigation must take place at a safe speed and no dangerous or damaging wash created. Best guidance can be found on the PLA's web site: http://www.portoflondon.co.uk
Looks like a fun trip!

Just to add to the above, a good site for those new to the Thames is:

http://www.the-river-thames.co.uk/tidalnav.htm

As mentioned, wash and its effects are the main ones, look out for the Romeo Yankee flags, eg. at houseboat moorings or police & fire boat piers. Even though you probably are putting out minimal wash when on the plane, it is appreciated if you slow down whilst passing, plus it shows that you are paying attention! Also listen to 'Woolwich Radio' Ch14 for details of persons working on the waterline or any temporary restrictions.

Have fun ,

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Not forgetting, of course, www.thames-tideway.co.uk

Actually that site hasn't had any major updates since I put it together in 1996 so it's a bit out of date. Perhaps we could make it a RIBnet project!

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The secret slipway that no one's supposed to know about !!

Hmm, now I've confused myself. (Not difficult, agreed ). Having finally been able to get boatlaunch.co.uk to work (does anyone else really prefer it when it was a lot simpler?!) I find that the slip at Poplar aka the secret slip ins listed as Johnson Drawdock. I though Johnson drawdock was further upriver.

Anyway as JCW pointed out earlier there is a nice pic of him wading and my first DS21 being recovered so mebbe its not that secret after all

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