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  1. my mistake been doing it all wrong for last 20 years ,getting stuck once rescuing a boat with a guy with boat masters certificate following the "chart", and once on gravel bar bottom of lock which wasnt there the week before
  2. C'mon - repost that in 9 months (less 3 days) time and someone may fall for it. Sound advice if you are running a recovery service - otherwise a load of tosh !!! really,,, so you know where all the sand gravel bars are every winter after the floods ?
  3. all this talk about using charts that havent been updated for years,,the sand bars move just about every time the trent floods just keep to middle and dont cut corners
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  6. denboy

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  9. and it also depends on how many sluices are open at colwick
  10. going back to the original "wasnt told river was in flood " oh yes they were told and advised not to go FACT
  11. if its worse after cruising i suspect its on the hot water side,took me 3 years to find my leak as it only happened when i used hot water and the pipe leaked only while hot water was in the pipes
  12. a bit of 3 x 2 timber will suffice
  13. what you have to remember is tides are a guide and do not take into consideration if there is extra flood water coming down river ,if the rivers up then tides are weaker and if rivers up and its only a small tide that wont be of any help ,,,plus how much actual power the boat has i have done trent many times with beat up 2 cylinder 14 HP listers and lived to tell the tail and with nice big 70 hp Mitsubishi engines and struggled
  14. seems after going up and down it around 30 times i am wrong so please ignore
  15. the trouble with them charts how ever well intended is that they are so out of date,,every time we have a big flood the sand banks move and thats been pretty regular over the winter they are fine for showing the bends etc but not much else , as i said stay in middle dont cut corners and all will be fine
  16. its clearly been fixed as it has tape on it lol
  17. its simple just stay in the middle and dont cut the corners except for the 2 sunken islands which have big yellow signs on which tell you which side to keep too
  18. Aegir does not happen on every tide only at certain times think its new moon i have been on floating jetty at gainsborough a few times when they do come,,, EA predictions for this year seem to have disappeared,,they do publish times as a rule ,,here`s last years predictions , http://www.owston-ferry.co.uk/2014_Trent_Aegir_Predictions.pdf
  19. the lock keepers will tell you what time they will let you go out depends what time of day and how big tides are and of course the boats power best bet is keadby to gainsboro or torksey then next tide up to cromwell,west stockwith only has slider rails to moor up to unless you go into the basin charts are next to useless as the sand bars move every winter and they dont get updated just stay in the middle and dont cut corners worst thing that can happen is you gets stuck and have to wait for next tide toflush youoff
  20. some are missing the point about the TIDAL trent you leave keadby on the turn of the tide and the tide pushes you up river big tides and you will fly up the river ,
  21. No you dont need a vhf radio,,,,, I do tidal Trent a LOT , is handy if you do have one (you need a lic in theory) a mobile phone will suffice the only place you need 2 persons on board is if you go through ocean lock in Goole and that route is not advisable if you havent done it before , there is the occasional big boat moving up/down river so just keep an eye over your shoulder lockies will tell you if any are on the move ,,pps Thames is a gentle stream compared to the trent in full flow
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