Dart harbour runs two taxis, one of them is a GRP Plymouth Pilot with a forward cuddy which provides shelter for helmsman and passengers, this new one replaced an old clinker launch type taxi, whilst i kind of agree that the clinker launch may have become expensive to maintain i think £47,000 would go a long way towards maintaining it for many years to come, one of my friends used to work for the DHNA until he saw the light and commented that this boat handles like a jellyfish on acid and is not too fond of going astern either and so has been involved in a few rammings.
DHNA is a non-profit making organisation and leases the river from the Duchy of Cornwall (yes, the horse loving big ears himself), i live on a boat on the river with my partner, there are quite a few people who live on the river too for various reasons, one of mine being that i can't afford to buy a property in the town, i, along with other river users are incensed by the incompetence of these people and made our views clear at the last AGM, sorry, more ranting but it makes me mad!!
The river Dart is a fantastic place and i have been here for over 16 years now, it seems that the DHNA are trying their very hardest to replace this working river with there bureacratic crap and holiday home owners who leave there boats dormant for 50 weeks of the year.
Welll done DHNA.