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Old 21 November 2003, 13:39   #1
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I am planning on doing a trip across to the scilly islands next spring/summer. Anybody know what is available in the way of mooorings for a weekend? Marinas etc.

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Very Good sheltered vistors moorings in Hugh Town on St Mary's.
Give Geoff Penhaligan, the Harbourmaster, a call on 01720 422768. He is very helpful. We were on the moorings for a week, 2 years ago. Always managed to get a lift out to the boat and back from passing yachtsmen. Looking at your engine, you are going to want to take as much fuel as possible as it costs 1+ per litre and you have to carry it to the boat in jerry cans. Hard work on a hot day and dangerous due to numerous smoking day trippers wondering around the place.
Fantastic cruising ground and great fishing, I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Are you a member of BIBOA? If so, you could join Brian's Scillies cruise happening in May (tbc):
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Old 21 November 2003, 15:29   #4
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Looking at your engine, you are going to want to take as much fuel as possible as it costs 1+ per litre and you have to carry it to the boat in jerry cans. Hard work on a hot day and dangerous due to numerous smoking day trippers wondering around the place.
Hopefully I will have a nice shiny new boat with Opti or 1.7 Diesel to go in

Thanks. I take it the moorings require a tender if no local yachtsmen around?

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I am probably "just around the corner" in Paignton from you, and I am on a mooring in Torquay Marina, so why dont you give me a ring on 01803 559800 and I will talk you through the options in the Scillies.
Alternatively I might even come with you-I love the islands!!!

Essentially, you just pick an empty yellow bouy about 50yds off the quay wall, get a lift ashore and pop into the HM office to report. If you take a bouy close to the beach, remember to lift your leg.
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Brian, is Cyanide able to lift her leg? That is enough to dry out?
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As you can see on this "before" photo, not really.
The hydraulics lift the leg a certain distance (TRIM) and using another switch raise it to some more (TRAILER).
If the bottom was sand or mud you would probably get away with it.
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I am probably "just around the corner" in Paignton from you, and I am on a mooring in Torquay Marina,
I think I have seen your boat while working down there. Very smart. The Protector the Melges' use for pics is nice to.


Look I got a pic to work
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Yes, I too have been admiring this boat..........but to change the subject, see my new thread.
"Boat hoists"
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Paul,

hope this helps put things in view for you.

1 is the main quay, Scillonian berth, no permanent tying up, fuel, chandelry, harbour master, toilets, showers, met charts

2 tender drop of point for yachties in the corner ( dry at all except highest tides)

3 yellow visitors moorings

4 Town Beach - another landing place for tenders, rings on wall at the top,

5 Over the back is Porthcressa Beach. There's more fuel at the garage here which has longer hours than fuel service on quay, but its bit of a walk if you can't get a lift.

I've been holidaying in Scilly for 16 years, the missus for 39 years, but this is first year with a rib and it was 'the business'. If I can be of more help or answer any questions then email to outnabout@zoom.co.uk.

21st July to 11th August if anyone's passing through next year!
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