Because Salter's Lode Lock is only 62 ft long and our boats are 66ft and 68ft respectively, we were asked to turn up at 12 o'clock for the level tide. I didn't really understand how this was going to work or what the difference between level and unlevel tides was (despite having lived by the sea for 10 years) and I wasn't going to ask as I'm surrounded by smug gits who know everything. This was the scene when we turned up - boats in all directions (well, all directions for this neck of the woods anyway).
We're through and out pops Caxton
all she has to do now is get her nose round before she runs aground on the mud flats - right now, they might be regretting that extension