inverary moorings

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inverary moorings

Postby Burst Boiler » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:50 am

2 flat grey discs, hard to see until right on top of them. No pickups and shackle on top a bit on the small side to loop anything substantial through. Sited north of the pier, so taking up the anchoring place off the river. Could have been further in to give more shelter and preserve the existing anchoring area. Seems a bit noisy with traffic from the main road accelerating away from the lights at the single track bridge. Pier is ramshacle and fenced off so no landing there (I understand its privately owned). Vital Spark puffer currently on the pier. 2 more moorings planned off the gaol, presumably using up the other anchoring place. I like the community has given it a go, but it could be done a lot better. I might contact them with some suggestions for when they relay them next year.

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Re: inverary moorings

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:14 am

Yes, contacting them would be good. Also tell them to get the pier fixed and place a pontoon down the inside and dredge it a bit. A fixed pier with pontoon would attract Cruise Liners; they need a place for the shuttle boats to discharge / pick up. However, before we know it, if it gets renovated, the small space will be full of local boats, hence visitors will still rely on anchoring or using a mooring buoy. The money is in Cruise Liners, or the Super Yachts that appear from time to time tying up alongside.

The pier is under new ownership, quote below from Argyll Advertiser, June 2019. It is a subscription service, you will need to pay to read more.

Owners of the Inveraray Inn, the Byrne family, has taken over the pier, and company director Geaspar Byrne is keen to stress a good deal of work will be needed before it can be re-opened – first of all on the stone-built section before looking at the wooden pier.Mr Byrne is careful not to raise expectations at this very early stage, but he has already made a positive impression on local groups.

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Re: inverary moorings

Postby Corona » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:18 pm

Amused by Scottish Canal's mooring outside the sea lock at Ardrishaig, put in after they removed the waiting pontoon. Spherical plastic buoy with a big 'V'on it, no eye, no strop, only way to use it is to lassoo the riser. Been there since spring but no one has managed to use it yet.

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