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Medway 2, Gillingham Reach to Rochester Bridge, inc the Marinas

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

None Given

Charts

Admiralty 1835, SC5606

Rules & Regulations

A 6 knot speed limit operates west of Folly Point. Monitor VHF Ch 74 and 16

Hazards

Some Shipping, Much Dries Out.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover +0130 at Sheerness, HW Dover +0140 Chatham. Data at Sheerness..MHWS 5.8m MHWN 4.7m , MLWN 1.5m, MLWS 0.6m   (links)

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General Description

This section deals with the River Medway from Gillingham up to Rochester Bridge. ... read more

Approach

Approaches from the sea to this area have already been covered in article called Medway 1, which deals with approach sheerness, and sheerness as far gillingham reach. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Marina facilities are covered (with prices) in the order you come across them from the sea,.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

7 comments
UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 3rd Apr 2018
Please note that the second gas holder has been demolished although the chart will show two only one can be seen from the R. Medway. (This entry was originally posted in Medway1) The visible one is the more westerly one on the charts. Prices have been increased. There is an extra pontoon in Chatham marina.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 30th Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. There are improvements to the Chatham Marina, Gillingham no longer offers tidal berths and both have increased their prices
Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Apr 2014
These notes were reviewed April 2014. There is considerable, mainly residential development on the south bank from Gillingham marina around Saint Mary's Island and on up the river. The prices at both Gillingham and Chatham marina have gone up very slightly and at the Gillingham Marina they have reopened the Marina bar/restaurant.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 20th Mar 2013
These extensive notes were updated by Don T on the 20th March 2013. The most important change is the take over of Hoo Marina by Residential Boats Ltd in November 2012 and it's present policy of not accepting visiting boats. Prices have been updated for the coming 2013 season and it's worth noting that Chatham has reduced its prices!!
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Correction
Written by tony_lavelle | 17th Dec 2011
The General Description says motor boats can get to Maidstone. In fact they can get to Tonbridge, another 15 miles further on. Yachts with draught less than 1.2m (4ft) may find it worth unstepping their masts to visit this delightful river.
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GILLINGHAM LOCK (assuming this is Gillingham Marina ? Ed.)
Written by BRIAN | 1st May 2011
When entering for the first time, TAKE CARE. VERTICAL WIRES RECESSED IN THE WALL ARE FOR MOORING. THESE ARE DIFFICULT TO CATCH, TWO BOAT-HOOKS ARE USEFUL. ALSO WATCH OUT FOR THE E. WIND, IT PUTS YOU ACROSS THE LOCK VERY QUICKLY. Nice place when you are in.
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Gr.Britains Coast
Written by vyncke didier | 2nd Mar 2011
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