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Old 24 May 2013, 05:59   #21
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Roughly an Hour and a half before HW Menai Bridge the Swellies' slows down'
Most Almanacs and Pilot books refer to the 'Standard Port' of Holyhead for passage plans for the area
There are only two Standard Ports for Wales tother is Milford Haven
Menai tides are earlier than Holyhead
Sunday HW Menai Bridge is 27 mins before Holyhead
So according to Secondary Port calculations slack water at Menai will be 10.51 hours
The reason 'slack' occurs around about an hour or so before the HW is the way the tidal streams flow in in Liverpool Bay and St George's Channel
The 'Nothern Flood' , Liverpool bay becomes stronger towards HW and 'stops' the flow from the Southern end of the Strait
It just happens that about an hour before HW its 'stopped' at Menai then the flood continues towards Caernarfon
So effectivly it floods and ebbs in the same direction!!!!
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kawasaki, that's a brilliant description, well done all I know is it's a great spot to have a brew n watch the world go by
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Old 24 May 2013, 06:12   #22
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I read something on one of the pilotage guides about HW slack being an hour before HW. Which doesn't really make sense. And evidently my tide predictor doesn't adjustt thw time (though the instructions suggest that it does).
Go to this linky Caernarfon Harbour Trust and then click The Swellies and/or Bar Buoy Positions.

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Also if you go screaming down the Straits through Y Felinheli and don't notice the ridiculously small out of view yellow buoys there is a very polite chap who puts his blue light on his rib and give you a nice green brochure that includes some charts and speed limits for the Straits
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kawasaki, that's a brilliant description, well done all I know is it's a great spot to have a brew n watch the world go by
Ehh!! Not one mention of sand banks, were is the fun in that, lol.
Nice one Kawasaki!!
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Also if you go screaming down the Straits through Y Felinheli and don't notice the ridiculously small out of view yellow buoys there is a very polite chap who puts his blue light on his rib and give you a nice green brochure that includes some charts and speed limits for the Straits
That wins, very good!
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Also if you go screaming down the Straits through Y Felinheli and don't notice the ridiculously small out of view yellow buoys there is a very polite chap who puts his blue light on his rib and give you a nice green brochure that includes some charts and speed limits for the Straits
Not the 1st time you been chased by a blue light being a brummie I bet
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Not the 1st time you been chased by a blue light being a brummie I bet
Actually it was Greater Manchester Police during my younger years on that darn A6 to Stockport stupid bus lanes .

Since moving to Warwickshire which is NOT Birmingham unlike yourself I have become much more civilised
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Actually it was Greater Manchester Police during my younger years on that darn A6 to Stockport stupid bus lanes .

Since moving to Warwickshire which is NOT Birmingham unlike yourself I have become much more civilised
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Out on the Menai today with mr smooth, great day!!!

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