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Re: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:41 pm
by sahona
Just had a report back from one of our club members that the pontoon was full, he had to gently barge dinghies clear to get a berth.
When he got ashore he was dismayed by the cost and availability of food. Posh stuff on a piece of slate at silly prices, when what a jolly jack tar really wants is pies, chips and beer.
Shame.

Re: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:39 am
by cpedw
I have been planning to write a stiff letter to PBO extolling the virtue of a long painter at busy pontoons to allow more in.

There's also the question of tieing to a cleat. A bowline loop allows others to share, specially flexible if later arrivals feed their loop through previous loops. Does that make sense?

Not sure if it is still the case but the hotel used to serve more down to earth fare.

Derek

Re: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha

Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:45 pm
by sahona
Agree with the dinghy tie-up protocol. We have a real problem at our club where the granny bars (yes we do need them) are regularly blocked by short painters and a gordian knot.
It doesn't matter how many newsletters or re-ties occur, it doesn't seem to occur to folks that they are not the only users of the facility.