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Brucehaven & Limekilns

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

55 01.42N 003 29.0W (Outflow Buoy)

Charts

AC 0737 River Forth, Rosyth to Kincardine; SC5615 Whitby to Edinburgh; Imray C27, Firth of Forth (with coast plan

Rules & Regulations

None known

Hazards

Drying reefs either side of the narrow harbour entrance

Tidal Data Times & Range

Very little data available; the Spring range is about 5 metres and the neaps about 3 metres. Nearest Easy tide data is Rosyth   (links)

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Approach

The safest approach is along the edge of the main Firth navigation channel until one is abeam the yellow outfall buoy opposite Capernaum Pier and to then motor in towards the pierhead from there..  There are reefs to left and right of the channel and there are a couple of marks laid during the summer months to indicate them.  The only publication these marks are shown in is the Forth Yacht Clubs Association East of Scotland Pilot Handbook where they appear as East & West Cardinal Marks. Be warned they will not be at all obvious from the outfall buoy as they are no more than withies with the appropriate yellow/black marks on top about the size of a small fender!!  Because of this you would be wise to pick a mark on the shoreline at the back of the harbour to use as a lead in mark in conjunction with the pierhead as there will be tidal cross currents as you approach ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

There will normally be space on one of the pontoons against the pier wall and this will be the most convenient place to tie up. There are withies along the East side of the harbour to show where the edge of the Brucehaven reefs are so don’t stray to the East of these; on the other hand the bottom is fairly flat so you can motor through the trots and turn port handed into the pontoon to be facing seawards for departure.  If you are fin keeled you can lean against the wall but you will need the usual extensive fendering. ... read more

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