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Old 20 June 2016, 05:39   #1
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how to properly berth a sib

Hi all,

This holiday we're leaving the C4 in a port, first time we're doing this. I'm looking for some instructions to how to properly berth a sib ?

Anyone have a link ?

big thnx !
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Hi all,

This holiday we're leaving the C4 in a port, first time we're doing this. I'm looking for some instructions to how to properly berth a sib ?

Anyone have a link ?

big thnx !
Is it on a pontoon? If its a pontoon (and so the relative height of the mooring cleet/ring stays the same as the boat) then life is easy. If you are particularly keen/worried or in a very exposed spot then add springs in addition to bow/stern lines. Consider some fenders. Just be careful the place they put you doesn't dry at low tide.

If it is in a harbour against a wall then things become a bit trickier as you obviously need to allow for the tide rising / falling. You'll also find walls tend to be much rougher / barnacle covered etc. For short stays you can often find a spot that lets you tie it up but the wind keeps it off the wall.
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We plan on going here: Le Lavandou port in the Var

Mediterranean so no tides. Looks like pontoons to me: https://www.google.nl/maps/@43.13740...!6m1!1e1?hl=nl

I have a lock on the engine so it can't be removed from the transom, I have another lock with a steel cable to secure the boat, would that be sufficient ? The port is guarded at night.
Do I have to use an anchor ?

Sorry, many questions but this is the first time.
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Very nice spot! Should be pretty gentle there, just use a couple of fenders if it's not bows-to/stern-to and regular mooring lines. Best to ask them how they berth inflatables - often there will be a separate pontoon. An anchor may be needed but again just ask them what the local arrangements are.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=mediterranean+mooring
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Thanks ! Will ask (or try to, my is French is poor and the French are poor in English ).
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