Ships Blog 8th February 2024

Afternoon folks, just a quick up date re lock closure. Due to some appalling weather conditions we have taken the decision to delay lock opening until Monday morning for safety reasons. Normal service will then be resumed.

Have a good weekend.

Ships Blog January 5th 2024

Afternoon all and welcome to the first 2024 Ships Blog. Happy New Year to you all. Quick update, we have switched off the water to the pontoons as a temporary measure in view of the up coming cold weather. This is to prevent burst pipes and wasted water. We will review this on a daily basis and if the forecast changes significantly we will act accordingly. Water will still be available on the inside waiting pontoon and at the bridgeheads. Lock closure is still scheduled to commence Monday 29th January and finish on 9th February 2024. Finally our dredging campaign will commence as soon as we have our license through from the Marine Management Organisation. We will keep you updated via this blog and email. Have a good weekend.

Ships Blog Friday 20th October 2023

Afternoon folks and welcome to the October Ships Blog. Its been a very wet in the run up to the weekend  with Scotland getting a particular battering – red danger to life warnings being issued by Met. Early part of October and all through September it has been very warm. Temperatures now have returned to more seasonal norms. As winter approaches can you please let us know what your intentions are with regard to the winter layup. Fill in the form on the website and ping it to us as soon as possible. This year space ashore is at a premium so we are only offering it our berth holders here at the marina. At the moment it is being time limited to a maximum of three months. Andy and the team will work hard to make sure all your requirements are met when ashore. Next years prices will be published shortly followed by the renewal forms for 2024. Have a good week!

Ships Blog 23rd August 2023

Morning all and welcome the Ships Blog for the bank holiday weekend. Forecast for the bank holiday looking to be a mixed bag of sunshine and showers, a few may be thundery. Wind strength predominantly force 3 to 4 west or south west. Tollesbury Cruising Club will be visiting us over Saturday and Sunday. We have to advise that we will be experiencing Neap tides over this period so if the lock is busy the marina water level may get quite low at times. The duty lockmasters will be keen to conserve water and will therefore expect to have a maximum number of boats in each lock transition. Please be patient with them as it may take longer to fill each lock with boats. To help mitigate the situation a pump will be used to help maintain water levels. In other news, it is the Clacton Air show this weekend. Your duty lockmasters are Andy Howard days, and Marc Gilbert on the night shift. Ellie will be on front desk. Have a good one.