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TOPIC: Preparing a 20 mt barge haagendaar to cross Chane.

Preparing a 20 mt barge haagendaar to cross Chane. 05 Oct 2013 21:24 #51202

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Many thanks for your reply - going to be quite an adventure - D

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> Have just brought my new 40m barge out of nieuwport to harwich. Nice harbour. Moorings inside lock or along south side of harbour although we didn't stop.
> Chose shortest crossing as life much easier once in Uk. Enjoy. C
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> > Moving barge from Newport belgium to thames.any advise gratefully received. Anyone no off a good secure place to more in niewport while waiting for good wheather window. Thanks .
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Preparing a 20 mt barge haagendaar to cross Chane. 24 Sep 2013 10:22 #50962

Hello Deborah,

We have moored, and others have left their unattended boats for a while, on the moorings above the sea lock on the Gent/Zeebrugge canal. Problems with youngsters have been reported in the past on the other arms out of Nieuwpoort.

You can moor on the town quay but must attend your boat, the tidal range is large, and there may now be a charge but this is the best place to gird your loins for setting off as you are not dependent on the lock-keepers turning up on time.

Portus Novus have accepted 22m boats on their hammerheads in the past but technically that is too large and you need to ask nicely and expect to pay quite a lot - but a very safe place to leave your boat if you need to.

Do read the crossing the channel and taking your barge to sea sections of the web-site - I'll send the links separately.

As Charlie says - take the shortest route as you will then remain in VHF range of Dover and Calais coastguards. My preference is to coast down to Dunkerque and then head across towards Ramsgate as this cuts the separation zones at the right angle but aiming to reach Queenborough in one hit if weather allows. Ramsgate as a port of refuge if weather blows up.

Good Luck!
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Preparing a 20 mt barge haagendaar to cross Chane. 24 Sep 2013 08:33 #50959

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Have just brought my new 40m barge out of nieuwport to harwich. Nice harbour. Moorings inside lock or along south side of harbour although we didn't stop.
Chose shortest crossing as life much easier once in Uk. Enjoy. C
Charlie McLaren...Sent from my iPhone

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> Moving barge from Newport belgium to thames.any advise gratefully received. Anyone no off a good secure place to more in niewport while waiting for good wheather window. Thanks .
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Preparing a 20 mt barge haagendaar to cross Chane. 24 Sep 2013 02:57 #50958

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Moving barge from Newport belgium to thames.any advise gratefully received. Anyone no off a good secure place to more in niewport while waiting for good wheather window. Thanks .

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