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Old 11-06-2011, 23:42   #1
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In the end of september I will be sailing on 60" yawl from Brest eastward. If anyone from the society culd help mi to choose marina in London, I will be gratefull.
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Old 12-06-2011, 00:15   #2
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Re: London

Here's one

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Old 12-06-2011, 00:26   #3
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Re: London

Could also try St Katherine Docks, right next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

NB article 27 of the Conditions of Mooring state that "Vessels must not be used for residential purposes". Since you will be transient this should not affect you.

St Katharine Docks is one of the best kept secret locations in Central
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thx! I will remember!
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Re: London

St Kats, Limehouse and Southdock are the 3 main ones closest to the centre of town.

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I'm in St Kats, perfect location, right by tower of london and tower bridge, though not cheap for short term. 60' should be OK to get into limehouse & Southdock as well. All 3 are close to river bus, perfect way to see the city away from the horrible crowded underground. Limehouse is probably a bit nicer than southdock. If you're just coming up for a visit then I'd pay the money and go for st kats.
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Re: London

I'v forgot to mention - the boat is 3m drought
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Re: London

All these basins were built for commerical traffic so do not think 3m would be an issue. Local pilot book unfortunately does not give depths. Why not email each?
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Re: London

Hi - absolutely right those are the three. Depending on your length of stay, finance and interests, they vary a bit. For all of them, check the lock can take 60', via email or phone.

You will need the tide to enter any of them. St K has a waiting pontoon which is fine (though don't park where the Thames catamaran stops). The Limehouse one is a nightmare - you're better jilling about in the river. I've never been into South Dock in a boat.

St K's will accept winterers on foreign flagged vessels but will not take your post. Limehouse are more relaxed, and has the huge advantage of the Cruising Association HQ (yes I'm a member) which offers a nice bar, teh library and various boaty activities. It's slightly further east than St Katherine's but the Docklands Light Rail will get you into London pretty fast. South Bank is fine from my on-foot visits but is slightly further on public transport. (I am talking about 10 minutes difference here, mind you!)

You could go up the London River (known to furriners as the Thames), turn into St K (the easiest to get into) and then explore to see what you prefer. Do not assume tey will open Tower Bridge for you - and there's nowhere for a yacht on the other side!

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