Navigation - North Foreland into Thames
Probably in late August I want to bring my rib (6.8 M with 175 etc) around from Portsmouth, east along the south coast (overnighting in Dover) rounding North Foreland and then West through the Thames approaches, into the Thames and eventually coming alongside in Richmond.
The section from North foreland into the Thames looks particularly challenging from a navigation point of view. Reeds Almanac suggests a passage via the South channel, Gore channel, Copperas, Overland passage, Four Fathoms channel and then a channel known as The Cant.
Whilst I can sit studying charts and almanacs I would really appreciate any local knowledge.
Warmest regards to you Ribbers, JTH