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Old 07 July 2010, 13:48   #11
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The Lightship is currently operated by my business parnter. I have personally brought up the issue of the mooring fees as I know it's be discussed on here but there is nothing that we can do; the marina insist on it. The lightship does do an offer where by if you take your crew abroad for a meal, the skippers is free which hopefully makes up for having to pay a few quid to park. I believe it's currently 6. This is still much cheaper than a short stay in Gunwharf, and of course you have the benefit of the fantastic view.

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Thanks Tim,

Will give this a try next week. Anyone have the cost of a short stay at Haslar?? given there are only 2 of us will they still do this deal or do they have a minimum crew number?

Anyway, shot off down to Yarmouth last night, Mrs Zippy driving both there and back so i could have a few sherbets!

For those that know Yarmouth already it will come as no surprise but the food in the Wheatsheaf is really very good and cheap too!

Few pics coming back at dusk. Did see a Ribcraft 750 sport (i think) going in as we came out later in the evening and a couple of ribs on the wall. anyone from here??
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6 for a short stay I think
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6 for a short stay I think
Much as we'd all like it to be free, that doesn't sound too bad in the grand scheme of a day's boating. It's only 1 or 2 more than Yarmouth anyway.
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i reckon thats a bargain!!

i paid (inclusive of taxi to shore) 10.50 in Yarmouth last thursday!

hopefully we will get to try the lightship this week!

on the subject of short term berthing, i dont have a problem paying for it when it warrants paying!

Last time i was at Haslar we were alongside the pontoon, facilities were good and it wasn't that expensive.

that compared with say, town quay at Cowes in the middle of summer when your rafted out and everyone is jumping over your boat... and they still charge you 5.

for the cost of 2 pints i would rather feel the boat was safe whilst i was relaxing. i have been to cowes before and wondered if the boat will still be there when i come back. doesnt make for a relaxing day!!
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Much as we'd all like it to be free, that doesn't sound too bad in the grand scheme of a day's boating. It's only 1 or 2 more than Yarmouth anyway.
Well I think it's a rip off, but that's just my opinion but I do launch near by. I used to pop in there for a coffee/shandy or a light meal/breakfast before recovering or after launching. It was also handy for meeting people too.

When I travel to Yarmouth or Cowes as a final destination I'm more likely to spend longer time there so making it better value for money.
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i reckon thats a bargain!!

i paid (inclusive of taxi to shore) 10.50 in Yarmouth last thursday!

hopefully we will get to try the lightship this week!

on the subject of short term berthing, i dont have a problem paying for it when it warrants paying!

Last time i was at Haslar we were alongside the pontoon, facilities were good and it wasn't that expensive.

that compared with say, town quay at Cowes in the middle of summer when your rafted out and everyone is jumping over your boat... and they still charge you 5.

for the cost of 2 pints i would rather feel the boat was safe whilst i was relaxing. i have been to cowes before and wondered if the boat will still be there when i come back. doesnt make for a relaxing day!!
Fully agree with your comments. I was sat on a mooring buoy on Saturday waiting for clients and saw some "boat handling/mooring" at Cowes Town Quay and it was fairly quiet but I was not leaving our boats there for the reasons you describe.
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Well I think it's a rip off, but that's just my opinion but I do launch near by. I used to pop in there for a coffee/shandy or a light meal/breakfast before recovering or after launching. It was also handy for meeting people too.

When I travel to Yarmouth or Cowes as a final destination I'm more likely to spend longer time there so making it better value for money.
Well what you need to do is launch your boat and do a quick lap of the island before you go to the Lightship. Then it will be a bargain!
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go in to cowes yacht haven,safe and sound in there
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Well what you need to do is launch your boat and do a quick lap of the island before you go to the Lightship. Then it will be a bargain!
Kind of like going to "Our Gate" for your holidays
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