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Old 05 August 2007, 15:44   #21
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Used Mylor when we went to the Scillies.

Arranged to park the trailer and car in the marina car park. Was very easy and the marina staff were very helpful.
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Old 05 August 2007, 18:31   #22
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I shall endeavour to find 'Pontoon Pete' and see how well he has earned this reputation. Look out for some YouTube footage if I can film the encounter. Sounds like a total loon.
You won't need to look far. Just moor your boat up on the pontoon and he'll find you! You'll really get him in a song & dance if you raft up to one of his hire fleet and climb all over it to get onto the pontoon. He also gets a bit touchy if you leave fuel cans and kit all over his pontoon.
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Old 05 August 2007, 23:24   #23
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I've read many posts from the UK regarding the appearant difficulty in finding or paying for a launch ramp. In the US and certainly in the Caribbean, boat ramps are considered to be a necessity for the public and are provided by the government, especially in the islands. There is rarely if ever a fee, usually fishing licenses and boating registration fees contribute to their construction and upkeep.

When I consider the fact that we get free launch ramps yet health insurance is an impossibility for about half the population and you get health insurance but can't afford to launch your boats, I have to laugh.

What a planet.

If you make me King, I will decree free public launch access for every subject in my Kingdom. Anything else you want
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Old 06 August 2007, 04:26   #24
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The only maintained free public slips I can think of are in Truro, obviously only on a high tide though!
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Old 06 August 2007, 04:42   #25
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Is the free one in Mylor not maintained ? By the look of the aerial photo there looks like a massive parking area or is that a private boatyard ?

Any suggestions on 'must see' or 'must do' destinations from Falmouth ?
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Old 06 August 2007, 06:00   #26
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The only maintained free public slips I can think of are in Truro, obviously only on a high tide though!
I use the free slip at Boscawen Park in Truro which is only usable for a couple of hours around high water due to the amount of mud that has built up. Apparently they won't clear it out of the way because it would distress the worms .

There is free parking though and generally it's not busy. I use it to get to my mooring; if you use it for a day its not ideal as you'd have to launch at high tide then recover 10-12 hours later. Also there are several miles of speed restricted river to get out into Carrick Roads.
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Old 06 August 2007, 21:00   #27
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Is the free one in Mylor not maintained ? By the look of the aerial photo there looks like a massive parking area or is that a private boatyard ?

Any suggestions on 'must see' or 'must do' destinations from Falmouth ?
The slip in Mylor is fine, I don't know who ownes it tho, I was refering specifically to Council owned slips.
I always wondered why they didn't clear the Boscowen slip, surely there is enough mud in Truro for the bloody worms to find a new home pretty easily if they were disturbed!!

Would definately visit the Pandora if you have a nice evening, Don't forget the tide and end up sleeping on the tubes for a few hours tho! Still reckon there isn't a better place to sit outside for a beer on agood summers evening.
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You won't need to look far. Just moor your boat up on the pontoon and he'll find you! You'll really get him in a song & dance if you raft up to one of his hire fleet and climb all over it to get onto the pontoon. He also gets a bit touchy if you leave fuel cans and kit all over his pontoon.

Well we did our best, we tied alongside one of his boats on Friday and clambered across but he didn't seem to be around!

When we took the boat out again early on Sunday there was a RIB already alongside one of his boats (a blue Avon adventure I think) but alas there was no sign of him then either... we'll have better luck next time hopefully!
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Old 18 September 2007, 17:37   #29
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Well we did our best, we tied alongside one of his boats on Friday and clambered across but he didn't seem to be around!

When we took the boat out again early on Sunday there was a RIB already alongside one of his boats (a blue Avon adventure I think) but alas there was no sign of him then either... we'll have better luck next time hopefully!
Well done.
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Well we did our best, we tied alongside one of his boats on Friday and clambered across but he didn't seem to be around!

When we took the boat out again early on Sunday there was a RIB already alongside one of his boats (a blue Avon adventure I think) but alas there was no sign of him then either... we'll have better luck next time hopefully!
thats cos i harpooned the bastard with me spear gun when i was down there two weeks ago.......mind you i nearly missed him!!
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