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Old 12 July 2003, 05:07   #111
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Charles,

Yes, but I was hoping to use a bouy as I'm worried about insurance on an anchor. I just rang the Harbour master at Herm and he confirms all the fixed bouys do dry.
As you say, the area off Rosaire has 0.9 below CD (or more) and there will probably be a meter or so of tide above that even on a low Aug/Sept spring, but if we go there we will have to anchor....
Just so I know! I will talk to that nice man from Euromarine Insurance!

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Old 12 July 2003, 15:49   #112
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A good anchor in Rosaire is def a must as on a spring tide it is in essence a lagoon and when the tide shoots over the sand bar it really whips thru there.

Yes alll the bouys dry out but not for long on neap tides. there are a few Private bouys and visitors bouys in Rosaire.

If you need any more info let me know.
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Old 13 July 2003, 07:04   #113
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Thanks Dep Sol,

Mmmm! Now I'm even more worried! And I've just looked at my Almanac which says Rosiere is exposed to S & SW too!

The problem is that it IS a spring tide that w/e so it looks like the visitor buoys are out for over-nighting, at least the ones just outside the harbour. I'm a little confused - you say there are some visitor buoys off Rosiere? How many, enough for all of us and do these dry?

Otherwise it's anchor and perhaps in my case possibly no insurance, (not an option for me if the latter), or drying on the beach - also may not be possible due to leg problems, though may be OK if calm - still got to check!

General Question to all going.... How many people CAN dry out or are happy to leave a boat just on anchor overnight. Is it just me who is concerned?

Thoughts appreciated!

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Old 13 July 2003, 13:31   #114
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There are quite a few private moorings which we could probably use, BUT - I would put my anchor out, fore and aft if required, not bothered at all.
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Dont panic, if the tide is going down late evening then use a bouy if not then you have 2 choices, anchr near rthe top of the lagoon hwere you r boat will end up in a foot of water at low tide or anchor to the back of the lagoon where you willl not get as much force of tide.

SW winds are blocked by Jethou but southerlies arent.

We will find you something even if it means borrowing a mooring in SPP if you are that worried. If you are on the top campsite then you could anchor by Putranez as you will be able to see your boat from the camp site ans the tide inside there isnt as strong and in closer walking distance 5 mins as opposed to Rosaire 12mins. There is also Belvoir, as long as it aint a southerly.

Either way you will find something.
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Old 13 July 2003, 18:58   #116
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Thanks Charles & DepSol - (Doug isn't it?)

Yes, I'm sure my anchor will be fine. It's held well enough when I've used it for lunch stops before. It's just I've never left it overnight on anchor before, largely due to the insurance clause that forbids it being left unattended overnight except in a harbour. (Even a fixed buoy is pushing it). I'll ring the Company on Monday and see about an endorsement. The only problem will arise if they won’t insure it, as I won’t leave it on my own risk….. but as you say, if the worst comes to the worst, I can always stick it in St Peter Port and hitch a lift back from some kind passing ribster. If I smile nicely?

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Mike,

You are not alone in worrying about anchoring however I have a possible solution.

Anchor with two anchors as near as possible to a drying out bouy and run a sinking rope from your boat to that bouy as well as your two anchors.

Not sure if anchors should be front and back ?
I had always thought it better that the boat could swing to be nose into the tide so maybe a spread of anchors to the front ?


I prefer not to run my boat up the beach, its damn heavy. A drying mooring could be ok depending on when it drys. ie if its afloat when we want to go out / come in.

I guess on the day we'll have to see what it looks like when we get there.
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Herm W/end

Hi Guy's,

Just a quick note to let you know that I am now able to go on the trip to Herm for this W/end.

I will be travelling with Mike Carson and his family and camping with them. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and to meet to ones.

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Excellent Kevin - look forward to seein ya all!
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