farmer boy 12:02pm, 11 February 2012
Hi all, Neil and I have been practising the marina entry procedure at Fiddlers Ferry on the Mersey. It was high tide and a bit breezy but not as tricky as I thought it might be.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG9JmkhH7Qg
farmer boy 7 years ago
you can see Neil at the bow - I was steering.
jendave1 7 years ago
Nicely done, did you think of trying under sail? Perhaps spinnaker, snuff & luff at the dock wall...
farmer boy 7 years ago
:) ..... maybe next time!
Is it normal to enter a harbour in conditions like that?
jendave1 7 years ago
Personally I would say very dangerous and not to be attempted. Our rules are:
1 Stay with the biggest floaty bit
2 Keep away from the spikey bits
3 If in doubt stay out
There is a temptation if it's bumpy to try and get in no matter what, but as long as the boat is doing what it should it's safer to put up with the discomfort than risk everything for the chance of a night's sleep.
Hard to judge other's behaviour though, could well be they know what they're doing and have done it before. We prefer to err on the side of caution.
busy home [deleted] 7 years ago
That would be considered calm when entering Hayle.
I used to sail my Sillouttee in regulary.
(I did capsize a tosher here years ago,,,,, being serious)
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