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Welcome to the East Coast Pilot website

East Coast Pilot’ is the best-selling pilot book for the coast, rivers and creeks between Great Yarmouth  and Ramsgate, now in its 4th Edition and written for all who cruise these waters by three people who do just that.

The web resource for

 Imray’s ‘East Coast Pilot’

- the first choice

for East Coast cruising

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- sign up for our free email newsletters.                       - ask Honorary Port Pilots for personal advice.

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Site last updated 07 Feb 2016

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- keep your 4th Edition of  ECP bang up to date with our unique service.


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- download and print chartlets of the Deben and Ore entrances that are created from the latest Trinity House surveys.

- download and print other useful diagrams for the East Coast.

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The ECP website has a new look for 2016. Content is same, the navigation/menu bar above works in the same way as before, or you can click on the large boxes of text below to get around. We hope that this will especially help mobile users, as well as generally providing a simpler interface. Please get in touch if you find anything that doesn’t work!        31 December 2015

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