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Old 16 June 2009, 14:22   #31
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Old 16 June 2009, 15:44   #32
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That's absolutely fabulous! Well done everyone and keep it up.
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I'm pleased to report that I have, indeed, received a further reply:

"Many thanks for your valuable feedback.

I will pass this onto the marina Directors and also the management of the Lightship. The Lightship bar and restaurant is leased out to another company maybe I can begin a discussion with them where they will help subsidise the fees?

I hope you are enjoying the season and we hope to see you again sooner than later!

With kind regards,

Ben Lippiett"

I'm not sure that I can take the matter much further on my own but I would urge anyone who feels that they might want to use the Lightship facility when visiting Portsmouth by boat to send e-mails along similar lines to both:

sales@haslarmarina.co.uk and to info@thelighship.co.uk

The more people that write, the more chance there is of influencing the outcome.
Sorry but that reads to me as if they want the light ship to pay the difference, so does that equal 2 to tie up and 5 for a coffee or beer. Reading between the lines it would appear as if the marina are not moving.
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Sorry but that reads to me as if they want the light ship to pay the difference, so does that equal 2 to tie up and 5 for a coffee or beer. Reading between the lines it would appear as if the marina are not moving.
I think it should be in their interest to keep the Lightship plied with trade and as such should keep the short stay mooring costs to a realistic level. I doubt the Lightship bussiness would part fund mooring, after all you could pay 6 to the Marina and expect the Lightship to pay 2 towards the cost of the 8 fee and you could just pay for a cup of coffee at 1.50 and you're certainly not going to pay 5 for a cup of Coffee!

I don't think we are asking the Marina to reduce the 4hr stay price, more like asking them to introduce hourly or 2hour rates. The disadvantage to this is that with increase custom, limited berth space is taken which might be another reason why they are charging much more.
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Old 17 June 2009, 02:20   #40
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How about we focus on where RIBs could best moor by the Lightship for a short stay?

I don't think yachts regularly berth forward of/under the Lightship's bows on the outboard side of the pontoon. There is too much of an overhang. That is effectively 'dead space' which we could make our own with a RIBs only section.

I'm thinking of a short stay RIB mooring arrangment something like at the Folly but on a pontoon. The first two RIBs in would moor with bow and stern lines but bows together. Any RIBs arriving subsequently would moor with bow line only inbetween the first two.

If an inboard RIB left first then the next nearest could be attached to the pontoon.

Not very well described but I think it is feasible and we would be able to make the case that we were not taking up excessive pontoon space which they could let out to bigger yachts.

I'm around Haslar Creek every day (my RIB commute to work goes past the Lightship) and would be happy to discuss with the Marina Manager if the collective RIBNET voice thought this was worth pursuing.

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