Glenuig moorings

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sahona
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Glenuig moorings

Postby sahona » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:08 pm

The information is all there if you look in the books (and your plotter), but if you think you can just sail in to pick up a hotel mooring, beware.
There are two hotel moorings outside the reefs and four inside. If the reefs are covered, you could be fooled into using an outer buoy as a landfall indicator, and head straight for one of the inners. That will lead to a bump, and could be dangerous if foredeck crew is tumbled overboard by the shock.
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You can (just) see one of the outer buoys in the distance and also what lies beneath...
The CCC perches don't add much, as the landward one is missing and the channel seems to be at the far side of the big reef from the remaining one.
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I believe the placement of the moorings could be better - ie arranged to lead you through the gap rather than onto the rocks.
We saw a boat hit the small reef on the high tide before these pics were taken.
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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby Yotter » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:38 am

Yes I agree.
We were in there for the first time at the beginning of the month. I recall that the perch is at the inshore end of the large reef, this seemed to be counterintuitive. The smaller reef to the east also seems very close to one of the moorings, this may benefit from a perch also, at the outer end. The excellent Antares charts show the dangers very well.

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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby Storyline » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:39 pm

Is there room to anchor in there (to the west of the inner moorings) ?
Am not too mean to pay as I assume the cost is deducted from the bar bill but just thinking if we plan to go and all the moorings are taken.
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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby sam » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:27 pm

Thanks for the warning, it does look bad in the photos and a boat could quite easily just go directly from one mooring to the next. On Antares charts, it's quite obvious, but would you think of using these charts when going into Glenuig?

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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby sahona » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:56 pm

Haven't seen Antares charts. We use CmapNT which, so far, have been accurate. I suspect they're all derived from the same source data and are just different presentations. We also have Garmin bluechart but don't like the way they look on the plotter, so tend to use the Cobra.
If you look at all the info available , and go reasonably slowly, you really shouldn't get into trouble.
ASSUMPTIONS are the problem - and that's what I feel we may be led to at high tide in this situation.
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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby Alan_D » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:53 pm

sahona wrote:Haven't seen Antares charts. We use CmapNT which, so far, have been accurate. I suspect they're all derived from the same source data and are just different presentations.

If your assertion about being derived from the same data is meant to apply to Antares charts, you are incorrect. See http://www.antarescharts.co.uk/.

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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby sahona » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:47 pm

Interesting WEB page. It does mean yet another device though, since we don't do fancy phones and tablets.
It seems a backward step, but I'd like an atlas of the printed chartlets...
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Re: Glenuig moorings

Postby Storyline » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:25 pm

Think I read somewhere that Motorola are bringing out a cheapo smartphone around the £60 mark. Not sure if it has GPS though which is very useful with Antares. See no reason why you could not buy the charts and print out the ones relevant to you on an colour ink jet printer. Might have to do a screen dump depending on the software you use.
Another alternative would be to buy a cheap tablet/phone off eBay - you don't need anything fancy other than GPS - should be v. cheap.
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