Pontoons at Castlebay

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stevepick
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Pontoons at Castlebay

Postby stevepick » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:52 am

Was over in Barra earlier in may during "summer" - as we chugged up to the VB's a pontoon unexpectedly appeared. A largish breakwater pontoon is in place , with nice walkway to shore. The pontoon fingers to go inside the breakwater are not in place yet, but water and leccky are on the pontoon, and it will easily take 20 boats once the fingers are in (its going to be a little smaller than tobermory once finished). Hadn't seen this mentioned before, just thought folks would like to know.

bigben
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Re: Pontoons at Castlebay

Postby bigben » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:20 pm

I was 3 days ago.
Unfortunatly, it is not yet finshed: no showers; no toilet, no wifi. And the charge is 2£50 per meter.

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DaveS
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Re: Pontoons at Castlebay

Postby DaveS » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:00 pm

Are some or all of the VBs still there?
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stevepick
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Re: Pontoons at Castlebay

Postby stevepick » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:18 pm

All the VB's are still there, 3 are inside the breakwater , and a couple look a little dubious now because of their proximity to the pontoon. I guess a few VB's will be lost when the fingers are in place.


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