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Teddington to Brentford

Planning Your Cruise: Top Tips

Last updated: 05-07-2017 @ 09:53

  • Make sure your boat is fit for the tideway
  • Even if you are going out during normal Lock opening hours do give the Thames Lock Lock Keepers a ring at least a day in advance and make a booking. Contact numbers are here.
  • Make sure you have a copy of the relevant tideway handbook – see links below
  • Check the tide times, links on this page
  • Check the PLA Notices to Mariners – click here
  • Make sure you boat is prepared – check lists are a page still in development but here it is
  • Have your anchor ready to deploy – 15m of 10mm chain and 35m of 14mm rope please – it can be very deep out there
  • Check the weather forecast, we don’t like going out if predicted winds are more than 15mph. Met Office, or Met Check
  • Make sure you understand the workings of Richmond ‘half tide’ lock.  (link to Richmond Lock information).
  • VHF is not a mandatory requirement between Teddington and Brentford
  • If appropriate please call London VTS to advise them that you have left the Tideway


Click HERE for a link which may work to the old Waterscape site.

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