East Coast Pilot News ... 24th April 2013
Dear Subscriber,
  A short newsletter this time, with a single subject -
New Chartlets for the Deben and Ore Entrances
Last time we lamented the demise of the detailed chartlets of the Deben and Ore river entrances, produced for many years by Chris Woods whose sterling work encouraged many a leisure sailor to venture in from the sea and enjoy the delights of these lovely waterways. The chartlets were essential aids too for the hundreds of boat-owners who keep their boats there.
However, we are pleased to be able to tell you that chartlets of the two entrances are once again available online, now drawn by Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson from the most recent Trinity House surveys, as free downloads from the East Coast Pilot website at www.eastcoastpilot.com. Look for the 'Downloads' button on the Home page.
With or without the chartlets, the entrances can be unforgiving places to those who take liberties with weather or height of tide, and if in any doubt about the wisdom of a passage through,  then Harbourmaster John White, who is our 'Honorary Port Pilot' for the area, is usually on hand to give advice should anyone want to ask. For convenience his contact details are shown on the chartlets.    
Foillowing requests to us from a number of key people on the East Coast, these chartlets have been made possible through an agreement between Trinity House and chart agents Imray, and as such they are as 'official' as they can be. Now that the agreement is in place, any further surveys carried out by Trinity House should result in updated chartlets without much delay, and added promptly to the ECP website.
We will of course use this email newsletter service to tell you about any updates at the entrances as we always do for all parts of the area covered by ECP, and also broadcast the information on Twitter - follow @eastcoastpilot.
Just in closing I should like to thank the many people who responded to the request for website and newsletter header photographs. I have been inundated with them!
Kind regards,
Dick Holness
Co-author and webmaster
East Coast Pilot. 
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