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So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:13 am
by Silkie
(those of us who are)

I need to decide soon and would value opinions - well some of them anyway Claymore.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:48 am
by Fingal
Barcaldine. We thought about bringing her back to the Forth but the time and costs were excessive. Not to mention the price of cranage and storage at Port Ed.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:42 am
by wully
I'm not.

Have deck saloon and will use it :nod:

The best sailing I had this year was during the long, cold, crisp spells.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:59 pm
by claymore
Silkingtons - nice of you to ask and happy to oblige.
Ardfern

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:56 pm
by wully
claymore wrote:Ardfern


With or without yer buoy ???

:mrgreen:

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:34 pm
by little boy blue
Silkie wrote:(those of us who are)

I need to decide soon and would value opinions ...............



what are your options ?

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:50 pm
by DaveS
Craobh (but you probably guessed that).

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:24 pm
by wully
DaveS wrote:Craobh (but you probably guessed that).


They're a strange lot over that side of the hil....safer here.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:48 pm
by BlowingOldBoots
Largs and then imediatley trucked to an industrial yard next to my home (Lanarkshire). I need to spend time from stem to stern cleaning, repairing, removing and renovating. No big changes, just need to give the old lady a good seeing too, she deserves it.

Cheers,

Alastair

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:52 pm
by Silkie
Not wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth but so far there have been several statements and no opinions. Why have you chosen Barcaldine, Ardfern or Craobh over the competition?

My options are anywhere within 25 miles or so of Dallens Bay excluding Dunstaffnage lbb. Ideally I would like the cheapest, most easily accessible yard (for all those jobs I'm probably not going to do over the winter) and the highest score in the friendliness and feelgood stakes.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am
by SteveN
We're at Creran Marine, also at Barcaldine.
Near total shelter (masts up is the norm) as it's sunk down in an old gravel pit and surrounded by trees ,good cradles if you don't have your own, very very friendly and laid back, cheapish I think, indoor storage available, small chandlery on-site, engineer on-site, nice loos + showers etc.

We called in there nearly 10 years ago as we happenned to be passing and haven't managed to leave yet.

Fills up quick though - may already be too late.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:04 am
by wully
Ardfern 'cos of the quality of service, both for spares and repairs. ( there's a reason they are always full)

And the fact it's a short stroll from the hoose.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:16 am
by Greyfisherman
This winter at Ynyslas - pronounced Inislas just inside the delightful Dovey river in Cardigan Bay.

Moved on this summer after two wonderful full summers on the West coast using the moorings and overwintering at MRC's Barcaldine Marine.

Overwintered 10 - 11 & 12 and can't recommend them highly enough.

Why - well it's true the site is a bit agricultural but there's a couple of choices for sheltered options or by the shore for outside storage, you can also go undercover if you wish. All the services are available, electricity and water to the boat, toilets, showers, launderette, ice maker, dinghy and outboard storage and a very experienced engineer (Edwin) at Alutec who was happy to provide just advice.

The yard team under Andy were always very helpful they've got a very well equipped machine shop of their own and let me use it without charge when I had a problem with my alternator - there's also a small workshop by the shore with electricity, workbench and vice which customers use. Martin the MRC manager is also very approachable.

I'm on an elongated retirement odyssey around Britain and one of the reasons I stayed an extra year was because I found a yard where when I wasn't around the guy's in the yard would keep a weather eye on my boat and the principal of charging through the nose for every damn thing isn't prevalent in the way they run their business.

If you pay up front for a year you also get a healthy discount, charges are all upfront on their website.

I'm happy to recommend them - and I will be back !

David.

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:00 pm
by claymore
Very good - would you run to paying for awee Hurley - theres a feeling we need tae get him out of his comfort zone....

Re: So where are we all lifting out this year?

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:02 pm
by Ocklepoint
Viveiro Marina, Galicia

€82 per month, includes security, cradle and electricity: 26ft boat