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Here we provide any downloads that may be needed to keep your current edition of ECP up to date, and other links to assist pilotage in our area.

Downloads can be printed using Adobe Reader or direct from your browser, and will either be replacement chartlets or diagrams for pasting into your book over the

originals, or extra features such as the Stone Point chartlet. Any replacements are exactly the same physical size as those in your book, so take care with any re-scaling options that your printer may offer you.     

Don’t forget that home PC printer inks are often not waterproof! ECP reader Peter Jones suggests that you can “…… spray printouts with Winsor & Newton Artists’ Fixative (intended for pastel, charcoal and pencil).  While a drop of water makes the print very slightly fuzzy, it is still legible.”  Or you can of course encapsulate your printouts if you have access to a laminator.

Updates to ECP 5th Edition chartlets and diagrams for printing and pasting into the book

(click each item to download, and print as ‘original size’)


Rolling Road for ‘Lowestoft Entrance from East’ - updated diagram for pages viii and 13 (PDF) - previous update was incorrect, this is a new version (22 Sept 2020)

Rolling Roads for the approaches into the River Crouch - updated versions for page 93, following buoyage changes in 2021. (PDF)

General chartlets & links

All site content © Garth Cooper and Dick Holness. All Rights Reserved

Foundry Reach and the Walton & Frinton YC Basin (2019)

Two very useful plans showing the buoyed route south along Foundry Reach to WFYC, and details of the area when you arrive. The plans, which we have combined into a 2-page PDF, were provided by kind permission of John Hale and the Walton & Frinton YC (PDF).

Stone Point /Walton Backwaters (2021) - the plan shows the depths around Stone Point in the Walton Backwaters, following new surveys. The plan was provided by kind permission of John Hale and the Walton & Frinton YC. (PDF).

Medway and Swale various visitor chartlets - all hosted on the Medway & Swale Boating Association website. Take heed, some are a little out of date!  (Web link)

Thames Recreational Website - a useful PLA resource, where there is plenty of helpful information.  (Web link)

The “Crossing the Thames Estuary” website, run by colleague Roger Gaspar in support of his excellent book of the same name, has a number of very useful chartlets, some drawn from Roger’s own survey data. These include the SW Sunk Swatchway, the Spitway, the Raysand Channel, the Little Sunk Swatchway, the Foulgers Gat route through the London Array, various chartlets for Mersea and Tollesbury, Bradwell Creek and Lawling Creek. Click this paragraph to view the available list and their web links.


Imray Deben Chartlet

A chartlet showing new July 2022 buoy positions plus warnings added in December 2022.

You can also view a new video by reader John Ranson, click here

Imray Ore Chartlet

A chartlet showing 2022 buoy positions using survey data dated

23rd March 2022 —––>

You can also view a video by reader John Ranson,

click here

Deben complete v1.pdf



chartlet & advice

2022 version 3a

3.34MB >>


Deben 2022 chartlet and note v3a Dec22.pdf Ore 2021 chartlet and note v3.pdf



chartlet & advice

2022 version 1

3.12MB >>

Ore 2022 chartlet and note v2.pdf

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