Entering the Ore

Rafiki

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I entered the Ore last Thursday about 2 hours after LW and having successfully entered the river following the excellent chartlets etc and never having less than 0.6m of water to spare under my own 1.1m I was surprised to touch once I was in the river and thought I was safe. The shallowest part appeared to be just opposite where the water pours through/over the north shoal and near to where the black layers of rock? appear. Was I too near the shore or too far away from the shore. Any local knowledge would be appreciated as its such a good place to visit.

Leaving on Saturday morning, but about an hour later we got down to 0.1 under us at the same place.

Is the large break in the North Shoal resulting in all the gravel being pushed into the fairway I wonder and will that break become the new entrance.

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There are a couple of shallower bits in the river just in past the entrance - we passed over one (20 cm to spare) earlier in the year (maybe the one you touched) but as we draw 2m we only pass that way close to HW.
 

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I entered the Ore last Thursday about 2 hours after LW and having successfully entered the river following the excellent chartlets etc and never having less than 0.6m of water to spare under my own 1.1m I was surprised to touch once I was in the river and thought I was safe. The shallowest part appeared to be just opposite where the water pours through/over the north shoal and near to where the black layers of rock? appear. Was I too near the shore or too far away from the shore. Any local knowledge would be appreciated as its such a good place to visit.

Leaving on Saturday morning, but about an hour later we got down to 0.1 under us at the same place.

Is the large break in the North Shoal resulting in all the gravel being pushed into the fairway I wonder and will that break become the new entrance.

Regards
Black rock, prol coal from the many wrecked colliers along the coast. there is loadsa coal on the spit
 

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The advice used to be to get close to the West Bank once past Weir but as you found there is shoaling now and it is best to stay near the middle until about level with North Weir Point and then head for the East bank to avoid the horse in mid channel.
We came in a few weeks back and found the same shallow area but at HW -2hrs so not so alarming.
 

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Leighb's advice is good.....a few weeks ago on my first visit in my own boat for some years, at about half tide, I inadvertently stayed too close to the beach before starting to head over to the East side and had a fright - friends behind us did the same thing only more so, and I had just grabbed the radio to warn them when they touched.
 
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