Getting in to Titchmarsh Marina

Ianqv

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Hi All,

We are thinking of heading up to Titchmarh marina soon.
Can anyone advise if you can get in (or out) at any state on the tide?
I've looked at the charts and thier online pilotage and it looks at LW it could be a problem (we draw about 1.6m).

Many thanks

Ian and Sarah
 

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Drawing 1.6m I'd go in on a rising tide - you'll probably be OK with half a tide if it's flooding

It's not just the approach to the marina - you need to get across the pye end flats which can be shallow at the bottom of the tide
 

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You can call the marina and they'll tell the depth over the sill.

Leave Bradwell 2 or 3 hours after HW and by the time you get there you're on a rising tide as Marmalade says. Follow the buoyage - no shortcuts!
 

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For the last few years, the Pye end flats have been very flat, and almost exactly as charted. There's a chartlet on the East coast rivers site, which also helps.
http://www.eastcoastrivers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/WaltonBackwatersApril08.pdf

If you've managed that and the tide is not actually falling, you'll manage the Titshmarsh sill.

A strong E/NE wind can put up a really nasty chop near Stone point, but persist and the sea goes calm within a couple of metres as you get into the shelter of Stone Point - The contrast has to be experienced to be believed!
 

PeterGibbs

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Hi All,

We are thinking of heading up to Titchmarh marina soon.
Can anyone advise if you can get in (or out) at any state on the tide?
I've looked at the charts and thier online pilotage and it looks at LW it could be a problem (we draw about 1.6m).

Many thanks

Ian and Sarah

At dead low springs they get down to about 1.5m over their mud cill, and movement within the marina is restricted by depth too. But approaching the marina on a rising tide presents no problem of course. If you do arrive without clearance, put alongside the outer pontoon and wait for the guage to show you the way.

Call them on Ch 80 and you will get all the help and advice you need, they're very obliging.
With the season approaching they respond to 6-7pm and allocate a berth, a better experience than other marinas in the neighbourhood we could mention!

The approach channel is well marked with buoys from the Pye End and although LWS clearance gets down to 2m you will pass with care even then. Keep an eye out for mooring buoys in the river, they look rather "scattered about" to the untutored eye.

PWG
 
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johnalison

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As they say, if you can get past Pye End on a rising tide you can get into Titchmarsh, though most of us will turn around the No 2 buoy when coming from the south, losing about 1/2m. There are a few shallow points on the way in, notably near the green buoy before Stone Point, on the west side of the Walton Channel before it divides and a small bar about 100m into the Twizzle. We can get in & out of the marina on a neapy LW with 1.5m draft but otherwise Pye End needs a couple of hours - about 0.9m at datum.
 

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Berths

There are some interesting berths. We have had fun. Watch for the wind over the banks as it always catches you at the wrong moment. F2 is an interesting berth being at the end of the row. The boat in the next berth has an outboard leg sticking out at 90 degrees with a prop on the end. Plenty of fenders and watch for the rings when mooring. You have to get the line through the loop. All good fun. Good food and bar on site, Town is a bit of a walk.
 
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