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Saved by uncleflo on January 4th, 2020.
List of Moorings around London - Our operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames. We work to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel This section includes information on all aspects of our operations, from how they are financed to boats we operate and the services we provide.
Saved by uncleflo on January 2nd, 2020.
Rope makers seem to delight in confusing us with science and/or extraordinary polysyllabic names. Let me try to cut through the guff a little. Also known as Terylene or Dacron, polyester is the stuff from which most “ordinary” rope and line is made of. It is resistant to rot and ultra-violet (UV), sinks in water and comes in a variety of constructions: 3-strand pre-stretched - can be spliced in the normal fashion, though it is a good idea to use 4 or 5 tucks instead of the 3 used in natural fibre ropes. The “pre-stretch” refers to an extra tweak imparted during the making of the rope which makes it more suitable for halyards and bell ropes. Very important, that - could you imagine the cacophony which would result from using stretchy rope? The snag with this construction is that it can kink, so it’s unusual to use it as a sheet.
Saved by uncleflo on December 22nd, 2019.
If you’ve already completed your RYA Day Skipper Theory course, it's now time to put the theory into practice - the fun part. And where better to complete your 5 day RYA Day Skipper Practical course than the Gibraltar sunshine! You'll learn all about Mediterranean mooring techniques and custom procedures too. Gibraltar and the surrounding Mediterranean waters are a perfect sailing playground. If you intend to charter yachts in the UK or Med in the future, it makes sense to spread your wings and choose Jolly Parrot to complete this stage of your training and achieve the coveted International Certificate of Competence which will allow you to charter yachts worldwide! If you haven't completed the RYA Day Skipper Theory course, we’d recommend our popular RYA Day Skipper FastTrack course which combines these theory and practical qualifications with just one week off work.
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Saved by uncleflo on December 22nd, 2019.
Joining a “flotilla” is a fun and exciting way to learn how to confidently skipper a charter yacht for the very first time. A group of boats sail together (flotilla) along a set route, with a “lead boat” in charge, overseeing the safety of all the boats where all the boats are within range of a VHF radio call if required. Before departing in the morning, a route is planned for the day with a set destination for the evenings so that all the boats can anchor or tie up to a mooring buoy (before dark) for the night. Generally speaking, flotillas are restricted to passages close to shore, in fair weather and in good visibility. They are usually followed in the evenings by a beach bar-b-que or dinner together in a social atmosphere where students can swap stories and learn from each other. It is a great way to make new friends and build your confidence, while still enjoying the freedom of being in command of your own vessel with your family and friends.
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Saved by uncleflo on December 19th, 2019.
Marina is very close to Old Leigh town and Southend-on-Sea with easy access to London via Benfleet Rail Station. Located at the mouth of the River Thames with easy access into the City of London ,at the far eastern point of Canvey Island. All usual marina facilities. With Jetty moorings on North and South bank, Hard standing , Boat storage and Lift out and re-launch (Catamarans also). Crane and forklift hire, Jet wash and scrub, Water, Electricity card meters*, Toilets/Showers, Dome shed. Boat Repairs.
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Saved by uncleflo on February 23rd, 2019.
Lots Ait Boatyard is situated on an island in the river Thames between Kew Gardens and Brentford. An important part of London's commercial boating history, it was one of the last tidal boatyards to be closed in the early 1970's. Thanks partly to its island location, Lots Ait avoided re-development and has remained very much as it was left over 30 years ago with weeds and undergrowth hiding the vintage boat sheds and machinery that were formerly a hive of activity. John Watson, owner of John's Boat Works Ltd says "I have a lifelong passion for traditional boatbuilding and our great boating heritage, so having the opportunity to be involved in reopening Lots Ait boatyard is a dream come true. The revitalised boatyard will provide a fantastic boatbuilding and repair resource on the Thames for boat owners and enthusiasts and will also provide an opportunity for a new generation of craftsmen and women to experience and acquire traditional and modern boatbuilding and restoration skills."
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Saved by uncleflo on December 20th, 2018.
Living on a houseboat in London: living on the water is no longer an alternative lifestyle choice as Londoners look to rivers and canals for better value homes. Londoners looking for a central home on a budget are hitting the water — and avoiding stamp duty in the process. The number of Londoners resorting to living on boats has rocketed — with many driven off dry land by the high price of conventional homes. The number of boats registered to be moored on London waterways has increased by nearly 60 per cent in the past five years to almost 4,000, according to latest figures from the Canal & River Trust, which manages 100 miles of canals in the capital including the Grand Union and Regent’s Canals. Many other floating households are in private marinas or at moorings along the Thames.
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Saved by uncleflo on November 29th, 2018.
What does owning a canal boat cost? Every owner is different, they cruise for longer or shorter periods, moor in different areas of the country under many different conditions, some in purpose built marinas others alongside a farmers field with no facilities. The actual cost will therefore vary with the circumstances; however, the following will give a guide to the new boater. The example given is for a 55ft boat, originally built to provide a reasonably high standard of comfort including a diesel generator. It has a reasonably high usage of about 100 days per year and is maintained to a reasonably high standard without being excessive.
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