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Old 02 November 2005, 08:34   #1
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Anyone navigated the 7 Estuary by the Bridge? Whilst going the Wales yesterday I looked down and saw many interesting hazards in the form of underwater sand/silt bars and unusual tide currents. Would be quite challenging I think!
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Anyone navigated the 7 Estuary by the Bridge? Whilst going the Wales yesterday I looked down and saw many interesting hazards in the form of underwater sand/silt bars and unusual tide currents. Would be quite challenging I think!
Bit of an understatement - just look at the tidal range as well - not to mention the bore.......

Still it can't be worse than the Lougher Estuary where I will be keeping my boat - talk about in at the deep end!!!

Hope to do a few Severn trips later on - should be interesting!!!
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Bit of an understatement - just look at the tidal range as well - not to mention the bore.......

Still it can't be worse than the Lougher Estuary where I will be keeping my boat - talk about in at the deep end!!!

Hope to do a few Severn trips later on - should be interesting!!!
The lower Severn is similar to the Loughor - hell of a tidal run and dries out in no time - local knowledge is a big help on both.
Where on the estuary will you be mooring it? Opposite the boat club or Penclawdd?
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Looks a lovely area though. Codders - what are you planning on Antifoul wise? Will the boat sit on the mud?
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No I am planning on keeping it in Burry Port harbour until I get a berth in Swansea - great harbour but crap tidal access.

As to antifouling I will be taking the boat out every couple of weeks to fill up with petrol so a good jet wash should do the trick - I have also been working on my own antifouling - IF it work I will make a fortune!!!
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I'm a regular at Burry Port myself - the harbour has made a big difference with the lock and pontoons but I agree with the tidal problems - not much we can do about that! Better scope than Loughor though.
Have you managed to get a berth at Burry Port?
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Agree with all the above.

Round by the bridges the tidal flow gets pretty fierce. Local knowledge is a must at low waters if you venture outside "the shoots".

Have heard of a couple of boats running aground and then being capsized as the tide turns.

I think that SARA and Portishead lifeboat are kept pretty busy.

eg http://www.portishead-lifeboat.org.uk/

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I'm a regular at Burry Port myself - the harbour has made a big difference with the lock and pontoons but I agree with the tidal problems - not much we can do about that! Better scope than Loughor though.
Have you managed to get a berth at Burry Port?
Got one reserved but don't really want to keep it in the water - if I find somewhere to store it that is SAFE I will trailer it instead.

If only the council had the sense to do a bit of drredging there wouldn't be a problem but the environ-mentals are always going on about sand vanishing from the beaches!!! They should try looking around the Lougher estuary - enough there for every building on this planet!!!
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Have you tried the boat yards at Burry Port?
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Have you tried the boat yards at Burry Port?
No but that defeats the object a bit - if I could store near Swansea I would be able to use the slip into the river by the yacht club - then out through the lock gates - almost no tide troubles at all....
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