CG66 a good idea, as is an auxillary engine, spare kill cord and keys/ isolater switch key, seperate starter battery, GPS, compass, hand held VHF as well as fixed VHF, laminated chartlets (no Admiralty "Tough Chart" for Isles of Scilly) Check with your insurance that they will cover you as technically mid trip you may be more than 12nM from land if you stray from the rhumb line, tender doesnt have to be huge (see embarrassing photo),
Other moorings to consider:
There are excellent deepwater moorings in Tresco Channel, and at Old Grimsby in St. Helens Pool.
For more information contact Tresco Harbourmaster Henry Birch.
Tel: +44 (0)1720 422849/ Mob.07778 601237, Fax:+44 (0)1720 422807
VHF Channel 08
Visitor Moorings: There are 22 red or yellow visitors' buoys in New Grimsby Sound.
Shore facilities: Water, bar and restaurant, provisions, post office, ferry to St Mary's.
St. Martins Hotel Lower Town Quay Moorings:
There are 6 moorings all together. These are marked with a GREEN OR RED Buoy. There is no pre-booking simply enquire in the hotel on arrival. There is no charge for the moorings however yachtsmen have access to the showers in the hotel swimming pool for £10. For more information contact St. Martins Hotel on 01720 422092.
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Other inhabited island anchorages:
Porthcressa: St. Mary's
Old Grimsby: Tresco
The Cove: St. Agnes
Porth Conger: St. Agnes