Originally Posted by Euan
It was port Edgar that I was thinking about. Sounds like that may be the answer. I will look into that and look at costs etc
Euan, Its not 100% secure (you could drive in with an angle grinder and take my boat away easily enough - and with fake plates on your car (or a stolen car) it would be impossible to catch you (although if you did arouse suspicion there is really only one road out and the police station is pretty close!), but with a wheel clamp on there is probably easier prey.
Mine lives in a shed, which is locked after hours, but is unlocked during the normal day - and obviously the other dozen or so people who use the shed all have access to the boat. I sometimes leave gear on board (tools, ropes, fenders, anchor etc). None of it has ever gone missing.
The staff are actually more diligent than I expected at checking up on the boats. I got a phone call in December to say "your boat has gone awol" - actually I had it at home for the night. Last time I was in the office I noticed there was a note for the staff to call the owner of one boat to tell him his tyre was flat.
Fees are on their website - and although they force a sharp intake of breath when they are due - they are competitive with other places of a similar ilk. Somewhere like Dalgety Bay SC will be cheaper but no option for indoor storage, and no permanent security presence on site.
Worth bearing in mind that P.E.s charges jump up if the boat is >4.6m long. If you use it alot (in the forth). then you could consider keeping it afloat too. I would use my boat twice as much if I didn't have the hassle of launching.