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Old 04 October 2004, 08:12   #1
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River Thames This Weekend

Does anybody have any plans to go out and play on the Thames this weekend (9th or 10th October)?

We often go down through town from West London but can be pursuaded upstream through the locks!

I`m sure I can sort out some moorings at Canary Wharf for some food.

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I'm moored at Broomhouse Pier, North bank between Wandsworth and Putney Bridges.

Often out at weekends mostly spur of the moment as live 5 mins away from the mooring.

Good chance of being out this weekend if the sun shines a bit.
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Old 04 October 2004, 11:54   #3
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Sounds like good fun..

What do I need? - Thames Licence? or anything special other than normal safety kit?

Where do you launch from and can we park there?

We have fancied the Thames all summer so you may be presenting us with a introduction as well as a grand day out

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Old 04 October 2004, 13:02   #4
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May be out Sunday. When are you thinking of going? We are only about 20mins from Richmond/Ham and i understand there is a slip there that may avoid Teddington lock I will try and get some details for Tuesday.
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This may be of use to anyone thinking of going www.portoflondon.co.uk
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I was thinking of coming up but havent got time to read through that lot on the Port authority site

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Hi All

Just been talking to CJL on the phone and it looks like we are on for this Saturday if the rest of you are all up for it?

Looks like we could launch at putney (on the slips in front of the rowing clubs) at around 10:30am, with a cruise down through central london, a stop off at canary wharf and then down to the Thames Barrier or beyond depending upon how we feel.

If you havent been down the thames before we would be happy to show you the way! It is definatly the way to see london!

Last time we were down there we saw Spiderman on the London Eye Wheel! so there is no telling whats goign to happen, no honestly, its pretty straight forward.

If you are daunted by the port of london website dont be, bet thing is to check the notices to mariners just incase something special is going on that you have to keep out the way of.
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Sounds like a good plan coming together.

If it goes ahead, I will definately be there, and will hover around by the Putney slipway at around 10.30am which is just before high tide making it dead easy to launch.

Anyone not having been on the tidal Thames...I do all my boating there and believe me it's easy and very rewarding. No licences required ...no speed limit downstream of Wandsworth Bridge.

Well worth the effort for something different and good photo opportunities
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Sounds like a plan is coming together.

Don`t worry about the PLA website and that stuff. If you stay close to us we can give you the essentials.

No licences are required, I`ll try and sort out moorings with the PLA also.

I`m planning on trying to get down towards Barking or Dagenham so it a nice short journey but with lots packed in!

PM me if you want my mobile number.

Snapper - Beleive it our not we have already met, you recognised my old Delta a year or so back downstream of Putney Rail Bridge. Will be nice to meet up again.

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its a very nice run down river and under the dartford bridge see the thames
barrier and greenwich

just watch out down from tower bridge to canary wharf its very choppey
try deptford creek at high tide see the old wrecks. all so if you have loads
of fuel try the medway see the russian sub and forts along the bank
mod base with nice ribs moored up all so at gravesend is a belguim fast patrol
boat moored worth a look

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Weather forcast for Saturday on the Thames is Sunny and not much wind.

Should be quite smooth water.
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don,t know my slipway seems to be chained at the moment

trying to find out whose got the key

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Why not try and launch at Putney?

It would save you fuel and avoid you having to cover the ground/water repeatedly!

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Is it to be Saturday or Sunday...?

I'd definately be around for Sat morning...

Who's coming?
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Sounds like plan coming together!...it does indeed! I serioulsy hope that the weather is fine!

Come on Chris! The Dartford crossing is a bit of a trek from putney but see who wants to go where, should be plenty to do towards the barrier. Not the Ice Cream sason though!

suprisingly the last time we came back up it was not very choppy from canary wharf to tower bridge but it was bloody windy! That stretch of water is a bit of a funnel!

watch the rollers on the south side of tower bridge...ouch..bang...nearly a splash......sorry mate! its great to pelt it under the bridge but not to hit the rapids beneath it!

Come on! there must be more of you out there! 10:30am Putney, Saturday!
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Can someone post the address of the slip please.. hoping to be there for first outing in refurbed boat...

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found a small hole in my bow locker they missed some glass off when it was made
so i am taking the locker back for a replacement don,t know when i will get
it back hope it will before saturday its well worth a trip to the dartford
bridge the weather won,t be as good as last time i went but its a nice sight

and that not me in the pic
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best way to find the place is to get onto multimap and put in the postcode

SW15 1LB

Its just up from putney bridge on the south side of the river, where they do the boat race from, there are loads of rowing clubs down there,

There is a Sainsburys petrol station just round the corner where you can fill up if needed.
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Thanks... have satnav but it doesn't do postcodes but sure I ll find it, fingers crossed it stays fine till then and I ll be there.

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