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Old 22 March 2018, 10:13   #1
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dear all,

I am moving to London, selling everything here in Denmark and are looking for a place to live.

I would really like to live close to a harbour where I can have my rib at but I am not experienced with the marine environment in the capital (I do know that Southhampton).

any recommendations ?
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Old 22 March 2018, 12:05   #2
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I am based in SW London (Fulham) and hands down the easiest boating is to be had out of Portsmouth. If one leaves before the traffic builds up door to door from house to boat (either at the Drystack or in Port Solent Marina) can be less than 1hr.
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Old 22 March 2018, 12:09   #3
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Just to clarify, my post above assumes you want to live in London but want easy access to the South coast / Solent for boating purposes.
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Old 22 March 2018, 17:06   #4
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I live in fairly central London, but wouldn't bother keeping a boat around here personally - I think there's very limited opportunities to really use it.

I guess it depends what part of London you might move to, as that makes a big difference to the drive. I live/work at Canary Wharf during the week, but family home and my boats are down in Poole, so I need to cross right through London to go home, which makes it a 2.5-3 hour journey. If I lived in West London, would cut an hour off, but make my daily commute nasty!

I do a lot of voluntary work with Sea Cadets over on the East Coast - that's a very easy run out of (Central/East) London along the A12 after the traffic dies down in the evening.

Or similar to WhiteShark, Portsmouth/Chichester are pretty easy to get to for Solent access, if you live Central/South London.

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I think there's very limited opportunities to really use it.
I think if you can cope with the concept of a 12 knot speed limit there is quite a bit to do on the Thames in all honesty and some very good trips out into to the estuary.

I've lived in and around West London for about 15 years and we love boating be it on the Thames or a trip down to Calshot/Lymington/Hamble/Poole. Plus the Essex coast is amazing with Burnham/Bradwell/Felistowe/Ipswich being great playgrounds as well.

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East of Woolwich the speed limits disappear on the Thames. Its a great area to use a rib and I regularly train people down there.
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