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TOPIC: Skipper in Antwerp request

Skipper in Antwerp request 16 Sep 2020 10:49 #118517

Ok, keep us posted 😉

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Skipper in Antwerp request 16 Sep 2020 00:00 #118510

Hi Adreinne, enjoy the experiences. If you desire a quiet mooring away from a marina ,to do dusty, noisy work , there are a number of free wharfs and piles in the Biesbosch with no real time limit.

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Skipper in Antwerp request 15 Sep 2020 16:26 #118504

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Hi Liza,

Thanks so very much for your reply to my post. It's very encouraging and helpful.
We are still waiting on progress on our house sale. The Lady Antoinette will be surveyed at the end of this month and we hope to be able to move on to it in Zuidland at the end of October, beginning of November. Our plan is to spend 3 weeks settling in and sailing up and down the river to get used to her before setting off for Antwerpen.

Her dimensions are 17 metres x 4.3 metres.

I will be in touch again when we have news.

What a wonderful and helpful community this is ❤️😍
Kindest regards
Adrienne

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Skipper in Antwerp request 15 Sep 2020 12:04 #118497

Dear Adrienne,

as my better half Tom has mentioned on Facebook, we are in the Willemdok Marina. One of our neighbours has helped several people out going into the Linkeroever-marina, he is very experienced on tidal waters and a very good skipper. I'm confident he will be able to help you out and if the dates don't work we will find another local helper for you, don't worry too much.
The dimensions of your ship would be very helpful.

Best,
Liza

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Skipper in Antwerp request 11 Sep 2020 15:18 #118450

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yes, I know them very well

marina Willemdok is a modern harbor with all facilities and is located in the middle of the city, good resaurants, pubs, shops, etc.etc, but especially a nice and relaxed atmosphere, a must but a bit more expensive

The Linkeroever marina is on the other side of the city, a very nice view, it is a (far) old harbor, with the biggest disadvantage that it is a tidal harbor, so arrival and / or departure is limited
the floodgate opens 2H before and 2H after high water

it is quite exciting when you have to enter with the tidal water right on you !!, at 7KM per hour ...

you have to anchor in front of the entrance, or at the mooring buoy, a little more comfortable is the jetty where the bus boat moors

all shops and restaurants are within walking distance, but it is still a distance away

It is not so cozy there, especially if you always stay on board

for both marinas you must make a reservation AT TIME, even when you visit

don't worry about commercial shipping, the scheldt is wide enough, keep your side

- what are the dimensions of your ship?

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res non verba,
Tx for the beer :-)

Skipper in Antwerp request 11 Sep 2020 14:22 #118446

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Yes, it is.
www.jachthavenantwerpen.be/
Are you able to help?

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Skipper in Antwerp request 11 Sep 2020 13:23 #118443

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is it the little marina across town where you go and you will stay there?

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res non verba,
Tx for the beer :-)

Skipper in Antwerp request 11 Sep 2020 11:37 #118438

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We are close to completing our purchase of our barge. Our house sale is progressing. We have an offer accepted on a house to rent. The wonderful barge we are buying is booked in for a full survey at the end of this month. We hope to compete in mid October. The plan is to drive in a van to Zuidland in the Netherlands where the barge is moored. Stay there for about 3 weeks while we catch our breath and settle in!

We will then sail our way to a mooring at Linkeroever. We're ok with navigation up to the lock where we would enter the Schelde. Then what appears to me is the scary bit crossing the commercial traffic to get into the entrance to the Marina. I am aware this is tidal. The last time I was in Antwerp I was on the water bus from Linkeroever and went past the entrance to the marina. I'm not sure our sailing skills can cope with this. Can anyone suggest someone who might be able to skipper us this last bit? I'm going to email the harbour master about this too.

Any recommendations gratefully received.

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