Mooring Buoys - Arran

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Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby Pilgrim » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:38 am

Can anyone advise whether the mooring buoys in Lochranza are/will be in place by Easter. Last year when we visited Brodick the mooring buoys were still in winter storage but nasty pieces of polyprop from the seabed to temporary marker buoys were there instead.

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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby Booby Trapper » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:09 am

North Ayrshire Council lay the mooring so you may be able to find a contact there
http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/

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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby pagoda » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:27 pm

No sign of any moorings a few days ago. The Easterly winds have finally gone, but been replaced by the more traditional F5+ SW.. :)
I saw the maintenance float/work platform for the Lamlash moorings lying by the RNLI shed.. not obviously in use, So it may well be into May before any get into commission?
bummer..

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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby pagoda » Sun May 12, 2013 9:59 pm

pagoda wrote:No sign of any moorings a few days ago. The Easterly winds have finally gone, but been replaced by the more traditional F5+ SW.. :)
I saw the maintenance float/work platform for the Lamlash moorings lying by the RNLI shed.. not obviously in use, So it may well be into May before any get into commission?
bummer..

Graeme



Brodick & LochRanza are out more or less as normal.

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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby Al Dickson » Mon May 20, 2013 10:02 am

Vistors moorings are up and running as normal at Lamlash - they are available most if not all months of the year and payable to Jim @ Holy Isle Ferry office who took them over from AYC a couple of years ago and is replacing, refurbishing & adding to them as funds allow.
The platform is deployed as & when necesssary by local diver to maintain/lay moorings.
AYC are getting a brand new shed & clubhouse this summer :D
Council should have reattached free moorings at Brodick by now - sorry can't help with Lochranza

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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby sahona » Mon May 27, 2013 3:24 pm

15 or 16 buoys in Brodick - free gratis and for nothing, plus plenty of good anchoring space. It was a popular place to be on Saturday night.
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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby Pilgrim » Mon May 27, 2013 7:11 pm

Brodick is a very useful spot for the crazy golf (according to our son). Unfortunately we discovered they remove the moorings over the winter last year hence our original query prior to this Easter about Loch Ranza as we suspected they would take them out there too, and they did. You can see a photo of us looking for them on page 45 of June's Yachting Life!!

Liz

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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby sahona » Tue May 28, 2013 11:48 am

With the moorings gone, surely there's plenty of room to anchor? We suffered through not having enough swing room to put out a decent scope when they were in use.
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Re: Mooring Buoys - Arran

Postby Pilgrim » Tue May 28, 2013 4:12 pm

No sadly not as they leave the blocks in,attached with polypropylene to small marker buoys on the surface. I'm sure if we'd tried really hard we could have found a space to anchor but decided we would just go on to Campbeltown instead. That's the nice thing about the Clyde, lots of options, isn't it?

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