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Yes I have been entertaining myself designing such a system !!Convoy variation.
Given the right state of the tide, a couple of tugs (or firmly anchored barges / pontoons) either side with decent winches, and a couple of small RIBs to reconnect boat and owner, it wouldn't seem too challenging to set up a system to pass boats without people under the bridge in a way that should cost a lot less than the road option if several could be done by appointment.
I'll leave it to the more cautious (or arguably wiser) members of this forum to find the flaw(s) in my cunning plan.
Ok, that makes a difference then. It's one thing to be spotted going through and fined, another entirely to be ordered away and then try and dodge them and sail through. Especially if your top speed is 6 knots .A couple of PHYC boats tried yesterday and were tuned back by the PLA launches. You are not getting through without some method of force. Once you ignore the instructions of the authority you are on the wrong side of the law.
It's a Nimbus. Been at Harleyford for a number of years. She's recently sold.Just saw a boat called "Quid Itch" on a wagon out of Marlow towards the Motorway link road.
Looked like a princess 30DS or similar. I wonder if it's one of the boats blocked by Emma Smith bridge closure.
I have to agree. I don't think this is going to be resolved quickly. So much so I am having mine trucked down to the south coast next week. Never thought I would say that.i get the feeling we are not going to be getting out to the tidal Thames this year, this is going to go on and on
Most importantly how was lunch?A recent newsletter and FAQ from the PLA
Port of London Authority Covid-19 Corona Virus News Special, 19 Aug 2020
and the (pre-existing) proposals for a temporary cycle/footbridge.
I took this photo yesterday, while having lunch in one of the pubs on the north bank. Workboats in position both above and below the bridge
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Reading between the lines it appears to be very political situation and they are happy to inconvenience everybody until the money lands in their lap.I wonder if this is a bit political. Close the bridge, annoy people and attempt to force the government's hand regarding funding.
LBHF is a Labour council..