Originally Posted by ian mcconnell
initially count me in, i have a bit of an issue with where to launch, i have a merc 320cdi estate although rear wheel drive i would rther not dunk the rear end in the thames or is slip just very steep and slippery !!!
is any one going with a 4x4 that could help out????
Assuming i manage to get there, and do not have to pull out last minute, I'll be in my Freelander. Am happy to lend a hand, although first time out on a new clutch having burnt it out last time
(it had about 75000 miles on it mind
Not sure about the tide times mentioned before. Reading this site:-
I get low tide to be 1139 at Putney Bridge and high tide to be 1604 at Putney Bridge when following their time adjustments.
It also looks like it's pretty much a spring tide, so theirs likely to be lots of debris in the water.
If he's got time, I'll ask my Dad to check the Almanac.
I don't recall having seen it mentioned, but I'm assuming the launch site is Putney Embankment. Chas Newens marine are their, and they do launch recovery, although not sure of the cost.
I'd guess the launch is going to be on shingle, but not sure as can't remember how far down the cobbles go. Recovery likely to be near to high tide, so will be on the cobbled embankment itself, which makes it a quite easy drive on affair with a roller trailer. (as long as clutches etc hold out!!!)
Hope this helps