A new and indispensable companion for planning Thames Estuary passages. This set of tables enables navigators to select the best routes according to tide times. A set of tide tables, Imray charts, East Coast Pilot and now Crossing the Thames Estuary provide all the information that is needed to fully explore the estuary and coasts of Suffolk, Essex and Kent. Designed to help plan your journey across the complex waters of the Thames Estuary quickly, easily and accurately by using the tables provided. These tables are based on 32 routes with alternatives for Springs and Neaps and with a choice of speeds between three and seven knots. The time planning tables will answer questions such as: What is the preferred route? What time do I start to ensure sufficient water through swatchways or over banks? What is the best way to get the most help from the tide and still have sufficient water over the banks? The (South) East Coast of England captured Roger Gaspar's imagination back in 1959. Tiller Girl, built at Leigh-on-Sea in 1964, and now a West Mersea resident like Roger and his wife, has taken them safely and comfortably across the Estuary more than a few times.
When you pass them (as surely you will) bear in mind that she was built for these waters and might not need as much water as you do!