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Old 08 January 2019, 02:40   #1
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Advice on storage/launch on the east coast

The boat's currently on the south coast but it's time to try a new venue. I'm looking for somewhere to store and launch between Grimsby and Kings Lynn. I don't know this coast at all so please: any advice will be much appreciated.

Do you have any recommendations/ advice?
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Old 14 January 2019, 14:08   #2
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Hi Adam & Hayley.
I launch on the fosdyke river Welland. ( near Spalding on A17. 7 miles of tidal river and straight out on the Wash. Have a look on Google earth.
I would gladly show you the way around.
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Fosdyke Haven is the name of the boatyard there.
Possible to store the boat there and there is tidal river mooring pontoons
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The boat's currently on the south coast but it's time to try a new venue. I'm looking for somewhere to store and launch between Grimsby and Kings Lynn. I don't know this coast at all so please: any advice will be much appreciated.

Do you have any recommendations/ advice?
Hi Adam and Hayley

You could join Humber Mouth Yacht Club which would give you access to the mouth of the Humber.
If you are interested PM me for more details.

There are three slips in Cleethorpes but you would need to see the beach safety team for details and a key for the barriers.
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Pardon my ignorance but how good an area is the East Coast - Humber to Gt Yarmouth for cruising?

Interest of coastline, accessible harbours etc?

I'm sure there some very challenging conditions / tides, but is it a interesting area to explore?

Just an area I don't know at all.
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The Wash is interesting, I launch from fosdyke, river Welland. 7 mile sprint to the Wash, there is no bar to cross, so if the weather does turn nasty, it's easier getting to safe haven. Low water gives a few channels to explore, with 'Long sand' giving a decent natural wind break. During the summer it's nice to have a full day out and beach onto your own island for a couple hours at low water. A good chart will soon show you your way.
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Pardon my ignorance but how good an area is the East Coast - Humber to Gt Yarmouth for cruising?

Interest of coastline, accessible harbours etc?

I'm sure there some very challenging conditions / tides, but is it a interesting area to explore?

Just an area I don't know at all.
That's the reason you've not heard too much...compared with most parts of this Great Islands coastline its defiantly not a "Destination" Cruising area.

If it were me ....I'd explore what it does have to offer...pick up what local info and pointers you can ...and save mooring/stacking/storage fees keep it on a good trailer and plan some slightly longer Road trips...there are some great areas of Coastline and other stuff well worth the effort and time...or move house
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Old 16 January 2019, 12:22   #8
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It is a good day out in decent weather.
It's always fairly quiet, so you need to be competent and self reliant as much as practical (as well as having good vhf/plb,etc).
I launch at Fosdyke, there is big isolated sandbanks where you can get close up and watch seals ( lots of them), there is Brancaster, Wells harbour, Blakeney harbour to access. Wells and Morston have Slipway, but it's all about judging high tides.
Quite easy to log 100nm in a day in good seas.
There is the option of beaching on sheltered sandbanks at low tide but it pays dividend for local knowledge and closely watching the weather. That gives chance of having BBQ picnics etc on your own island away from anyone else. For me, that's the beauty of North Norfolk coast and the Wash
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Pardon my ignorance but how good an area is the East Coast - Humber to Gt Yarmouth for cruising?

Interest of coastline, accessible harbours etc?

I'm sure there some very challenging conditions / tides, but is it a interesting area to explore?

Just an area I don't know at all.
Largely flat coastline. Almost exclusively sand/mud beaches. Harbours few and far between (Grimsby, The Wash ports, Wells, Yarmouth. That's about it!).
If you like windfarms then it's probably quite interesting but there's very little in the way of natural spectacle.
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Hi Adam & Hayley.
I launch on the fosdyke river Welland. ( near Spalding on A17. 7 miles of tidal river and straight out on the Wash. Have a look on Google earth.
I would gladly show you the way around.
Do you use the slip on the South side of the A17?
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