Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 21 April 2006, 15:41   #1
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
The 2006 London Rib Cruise - Saturday the 10th of June

After the success of the 2005 cruise (Link) I've agreed to organise another one!

The date is set for Saturday the 10th of June. (I know its a long way off but after looking through the tide tables its the only date that works in our favour.)

Launch Site
I'm suggesting we all launch from Putney Embankment (Website) about 1000.

It is a good slipway and we will have plenty of vehicles and willing hands to help out with launching on the rising tide. Parking can be difficult but detaching the trailers makes life easy if you don't mind a short walk.

Chas Newens Marine (Website) will be open on the Embankment and they can drop you into the water if you don't feel happy doing this yourself. I think its about 8 each way

Alternative Launch Site
River Lane in Petersham(Website) seems to be a popular alternative launch site but its a good hour and a half upstream from Putney. If you choose to lauch here please leave yourself time to get to Putney for 1030.


The Morning Cruise
Once afloat we can head down the Thames on rising tide, past all the sights through the Pool of London, past HMS Belfast, under Tower Bridge and down towards Limehouse Basin and Canary Wharf. No doubt we will be stopping regularly for photos so this is not going to be a race in any form. We will be moving together.

Lunchtime Moorings
British Waterways have moorings in Limehouse Basin (Website) free of charge and we can lock into the basin up to 2 hours either side of high water.

Lunch
Last time the Barley Mow pub over looking the entrance to Limehouse Basin was popular so a repeat visit is in order. Following our previous vist this time I will book a number of tables for us.

The Afternoon Cruise
After a nice lunch we can head a bit further downstream to see the Millenium Dome and the Thames Barrier before returning through the Pool of London to Putney.

Fuel
There are no fueling facilites on the Thames that will be open during our trip. You will need enough fuel for the days trip

Interested?
So if you interested please reply to this post with;

1) Your name:
2) Boat name:
3) Your launching site:
4) Number of people on your boat:
5) Number of people who want a place setting for lunch:
6) Roughly how high your A frame is from the water line:

Chris
__________________

__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 April 2006, 16:51   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newquay, Cornwall.
Boat name: None :(
Make: None :(
Length: 5m +
Engine: None :(
MMSI: None :(
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,280
I'm definitely interested - I just have some logistics and sleeping arrangements to sort out as I have a 300 mile drive to get to the launch site.

1) Your name: Roy Cruse.
2) Boat name: Voyager.
3) Your launching site: Probably Putney - but wherever i am likely to get help launching as i don't have a 4X4.
4) Number of people on your boat: 3 at the moment (my 2 kids and myself) - but could be more.
5) Number of people who want a place setting for lunch: 3 or more if number of crew grows.
6) Roughly how high your A frame is from the water line: 1.5m or 2m with antenna.
__________________

roycruse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 April 2006, 19:03   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
Name: Tim M
Boat Name: TBA
Launch site: Putney
Number of people: Probably 3 (will confirm nearer the time)
Food: same again - probably 3
About 1.5m at a guess
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 April 2006, 20:21   #4
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
A few more bits of info for those travelling a long way:

Hotels
Here are some good local hotels to "google";
Coach and Horses, Kew.
Moat House Hotel, Shepperton.
Holiday Inn, Shepperton.
Travel Lodge, Brentford.
Premier Lodge, Brentford.
The Park, Teddington
plus all the Heathrow Hotels (Marriot, Radison etc).

Boat Storage the night before
If you can't keep your boat secure overnight try these:
Shepperton Marina - This is less than a mile from the top of the M3 and has the advantage of a Moat House Hotel next to it.
Penton Hook Marina (MDL) - Near to Staines and the M3 and M25 intersection. Lots of accomodation nearby in Staines

Drop me a line via PM if you want some more local knowledge.

Chris
__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 April 2006, 02:51   #5
Member
 
Hugh Jardon's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading, Hants
Boat name: Juicy
Make: Sealine F43
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 370hp
MMSI: TBC
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,882
oh no

i will still be down in cornwall then on hols, damn damn damn, hopefully the next one then

by the way which bridges have the height restriction so i know if i go there on another occassion soon
thanks
__________________
Hugh Jardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 April 2006, 04:23   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Birmingham
Boat name: Darwin
Make: Ribeye 650 Sport
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150HP
MMSI: 235038283
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 183
Send a message via MSN to AndyB007
Count me in ...

1) Your name: Andy Beach
2) Boat name: Avon RIB**
3) Your launching site: Putney Embankment - no 4x4 so probably Chas Newen assist looking at the steep slip!
4) Number of people on your boat: Two
5) Number of people who want a place sitting for lunch: Two
6) Roughly how high your A frame is from the water line: No A Frame

** Chris - I've read somewhere that boats have to be registered for inland use and therefore have to be named. Is this true?

Thanks

Andy
__________________
AndyB007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 April 2006, 07:11   #7
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
Questions so far.........

Hugh,
The reason for the A frame height question is due to the swing bridge into Limehouse basin not any of the main navigation bridges. It hopefully wont be a problem unless you have a monster A frame bolted on the back! Even then it means you just have to use the visitor pontoon outside the basin. (see pic below)

Andy, I'm pleased to say no registration is needed for the tidal Thames (ie below Teddington Lock)

The Port of London Authority has posted a notice to mariners on the use of ribs on the Thames. (Click here for notices) and also a guide for recreational river users. (Click here for the guide)

None of these links covers anything that a basic RYA Level 2er couldn't cope with but it does offer some interesting reading. I suggest you have a brief read if this is your first trip particularly if you are launching at Petersham and therefore going through Richmond Lock.

Chris
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0264.jpg
Views:	195
Size:	64.1 KB
ID:	18631  
__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 April 2006, 07:18   #8
CJL
Member
 
CJL's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Ribcrafts
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150hp/2x115hp
MMSI: 235090215
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 2,115
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to CJL
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyB007
** Chris - I've read somewhere that boats have to be registered for inland use and therefore have to be named. Is this true?
Problem solved......a random boat name generator!!

Random Boat Name Generator


Chris
__________________
www.northernexposurerescue.org.uk
A registered charity supporting events across England and Wales
Follow us on Vimeo and Facebook
CJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 April 2006, 13:22   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: mansfield
Length: no boat
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 405
Send a message via MSN to osprey__viper
Sorry Chris aint gonna be able to make it. Just changed jobs and that means working on Saturdays for a bit. Were gutted we aint gonna be able to make it, But the new job means driving new Land Rovers off road all day Once things have calmed down i'll give ya a call and perhaps meet up another time.

If any of you going thats not done the Thames before, then you are in for a real treat One of the best days ribbin you could ever want.

Sorry mate

Martin
__________________
osprey__viper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 April 2006, 14:17   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Calshot
Boat name: Swan Song
Make: LM 27
Length: 8m +
Engine: Bukh 20
MMSI: ?
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 206
Hi Chris
We fancy coming,2 questions,what is the local road access like to Putney embankment(my rib is normal width 8.5 approx,but she is long)and how steep is that slip,is our elderly Cheeryokay diesel gonna cope

Now to remember the order
1 Dino
2 Andromeda
3 Putney embankment
4 2 people
5 2 for lunch
6 2m(ish,i will go measure it properly!)
Looking forward to it
__________________

__________________
About 1.5 litres per hour (slower but easier on the pocket)
Dino is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.