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Old 14 April 2012, 15:43   #1
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Dorset Boat Storage

We have always loved boating and diving the South Coast but continually towing to different sites is getting tiring and expensive so I'm looking to base the boat down there.

I'm hoping to explore Dorset a little so am looking for somewhere to store her, off the water, West of Poole maybe towards Swanage, Weymouth etc.

Does anyone have any recommendations of Boat parks, Dry stacks down that sort of area.

(I have read that a dry stack is planned for Portland after the Olympics but can't see if there is any date for opening for that one).

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Old 14 April 2012, 16:44   #2
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Portland marina is as good as any I know, be a bit busy until the end of the Olympics though.

A number of sailing clubs are in the area, don't know if any of them except power craft members and allow launching.

Poole has a number of options but I'm not aware of a dry stack in that part of Dorset.
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Old 14 April 2012, 20:20   #3
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In Poole both Parkstone Bay Marina (Parkstone Bay Yacht Marina. Dry berthing in Poole Harbour, yacht brokerage in Poole, boats for sale Bournemouth, Dorset, UK) and Cobbs Quay (Cobb's Quay Marina | MDL Marinas) have dry stacks. The former (where we have our boat) is tidal but quite close to the harbour entrance. The latter is non-tidal (unless you have a very tall A-frame to get under the bridge [now bridges]!) but is quite a trek to the harbour entrance: especially when the harbour speed limits apply.
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Thanks guys a couple of options to look at. I'll get some numbers and start to make a few calls.
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http://www.hogleazestorage.co.uk/
Just to the west of Dorchester a bit off the beaten track and away from the the usual boat yards that suffer from outboard removal specialists!!
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That looks like another interesting option

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Hoglease is a good and cheap option I have had a cabin cruiser there for years awaiting a re-engine when I get the time lol, regards Mark p.s richard is the man to talk to there 01300320104
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D&R Portland Marina have an excellent dry stack facility (well actually no stacking as yet but v good drop-in/recovery service) and are keen to do extended deals ahead of the Olympics as they has been impacted by the lock down of the marina during the Olympics (Jun thru to mid-Sept) - worth a call to Russ, the Manager
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

Now that the Olympics are gone from down there its full ahead this year. Going down in the Campervan before Easter to find a spot then happy boating for the Summer
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