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Tarbert Moorings

Postby lady_stormrider » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:30 pm

Good evening,

As I type this the workmen have left for the day. I am posting some pictures carefully composed by myself of men in helmets using a piledriver to get a pile in place with no connotations whatsoever.

Three'o'clock in the morning two days ago emergency ropework had to secure the moorings from floating off over the top of the highest Spring tide of the year.

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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby Aja » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:07 pm

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There are two of these, apparently.....


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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:46 pm

lady_stormrider wrote: ...... Three'o'clock in the morning two days ago emergency ropework had to secure the moorings from floating off over the top of the highest Spring tide of the year. ....


Was that over the top of the new piles or the quay side? I would have spent the money on a nice harbour masters office. With all these pontoons (and demise of the fishing fleet) the ambiance of the harbour has long gone. They should not be making it worse with the trashy harbour master office.
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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:57 pm

Can see one lad who I know in your last pic, the one with the hood seen over the forward deck of the red tug.
Aparently the first pile was ok but they are now going through 6ft of mud/sand etc and then hitting solid granite, Now the fun starts.
Cant see it finnished for the Tarbert Series, but sure hope it is finnished for the Music festival in sept :wink:
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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby aquaplane » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:39 pm

That is a hand knitted sock - sailing for the use of. Stop searching photobucket of a galley slave
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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby lady_stormrider » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:45 pm

Hand knitted - very rare. domestic goddess standard. Anyway the piledriving photos were taken to show how the Tarbert work was progressing.


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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:25 pm

Aja wrote:Image


Lady Stormrider in her underwear. Great.

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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby lady_stormrider » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:50 pm

Stop posting pictures of my socks!!! And stop sniggering at the back. You are all very naughty boys. :shake:

Have pity on the people on boats moored to bits of pontoon in the middle of Tarbert Harbour with no electricity or water.
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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby ash » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:24 pm

lady_stormrider wrote:Stop posting pictures of my socks!!! And stop sniggering at the back. You are all very naughty boys. :shake:

Ooh err missus - I think that Skipper Bob needs to change the settings on his PB Account to 'Private'

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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby aquaplane » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:36 pm

Another 8 sections of pontoon laid out while we were out for a few days.

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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby sahona » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:47 pm

Are we getting the same configuration - ie repairs, or are they taking advantage of the situation to re-model the pontoons?
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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby aquaplane » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:16 pm

They are doing some repairs but the main thrust is to replace the old pontoon across the little dogleg bridge and add another leg with 40 new berths on fingers. The main pontoons will then be all lined up and there will be 3 legs hanging off it to the South where there were 2 last year. I think the Western end is going to look similar.
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Re: Tarbert Moorings

Postby ash » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:42 pm

aquaplane wrote:Another 8 sections of pontoon laid out while we were out for a few days.

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I wonder why they have the piles within the outline of the pontoon, rather than outrigged?

I hope that they learnt their lesson, and that the nearest pile in your pic is higher than the tides which occur before they have a chance to weld on an extension.

C_W will be pleased to know that the visitors pontoon is now further offshore.

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