Originally posted by Allen
Anyone had any experience of mooring boats at either Lochmaddy on North Uist or Tarbert on Harris?
Yup, Lochmaddy has visitors' moorings. You need to get ashore though. There is also a small sheltered harbour which the locals use and I'm sure you be able to moor alongside someone.
Not sure about diesel fuel but I have friends who've bought it from the fishermen in the harbour on Berneray. I believe too, it's available at a very good price on Scaplay. Again from fishermen. All this I'll fully suss this summer.
But, for others who might need petrol in Lochmaddy, it is possible to travel through the wee harbour and across a wee bay (150mts), beach the bow of the boat and climb up the banking right to the petrol pump just 20mts from the shore. You need something in which to carry it. The shop will let you fill up with multiple journeys up/down the bank and then you can square up when finished.
I don't know about the situation in East Loch Tarbert ( the main ferry side) but I've no doubt you will find something. On the west side there is a small jetty which mostly dries and across from that there is a wee pier. You can anchor is this area too.
Hope this is some help.
Edit. Not to negate what Alan has said but be careful of the bay at Rodel it looks a lot better from land than it really is!