One of the most exciting and rewarding elements of boat ownership is that satisfaction of arriving somewhere for the first time by water. The possibilities to explore new bays, rivers and harbours are almost endless.
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It is important as part of your planning that you do not just look at the entries for the destination you are planning to go to, but also places you may need to enter as bolt holes.
The bolt holes you seek, could vary depending on the circumstance, so you may consider some only acceptable in daylight, or with a working engine. At all times whilst at sea you need to have a clear understanding of which ports or harbours you would enter, from those around you so if you have an emergency to attend to that you are already prepared.
The questions you would ask yourself before planning an entry would be: