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Old 08 July 2003, 07:53   #101
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Sounds like you're going to have a busy weekend, Dom!

I don't know what the Gurnsey fuelling arrangements are like, but I guess that your assistance would remove the dependancy on tidal access?
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Old 08 July 2003, 09:42   #102
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How about a list of the runners please, then we will all know whos going and can make appropriate plans for departure in company, meeting points ?

Clarky

Have to check on the situation in Exmouth, a lot of building work is going on around the docks and parking was a problem when I was last down, hope to get down in the next week to take a look.
If its a no go then will have to review where evrybody else is leaving from.
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Martin - where are you launching from?

Lousie,

I'm thinking of exmouth but may change to Lymington
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Martin,
Based on the lack of response, I'll probably launch at Lymington.
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Hi Richard and Louise, consider yourselves official co-ordinators of the departure
I will e-mail you what I have thus far and you can begin dispersing this info to all and sundry. I had to look up where Exmouth was this morning, so your local Brittania knowledge would be handy!
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Richard & Louise,

I'd be happy to lend a hand organising a Solent departure. Lymington Yacht Harbour quoted me very reasonable car and trailer parking the other week, so we could probably arrange a block booking!? Launching is round the corner at the public slip.

My provisional plan at the moment is to launch Thursday evening and stay on a pontoon so we can leave early on Friday morning. (Previous post mentioned 7AM - YUK!).

I'm off to work now, and busy tomorrow, but will e-mail you by Thursday to see if you would like some help!

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Based on the lack of response, I'll probably launch at Lymington.
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Ok Dave, Lymington its is then.

I shall try to go down on the Thursday afternoon and stay over ready for the early morning start.
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I'd be happy to lend a hand organising a Solent departure...
That sounds like a good idea, Mike, 'specially if we head out to East Solent first. Time to get the charts out!
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Charles........ One for you! (Or any Herm-ite who may be reading this)

I've just been looking at the chart for Herm and I'm a bit concerned about mooring. Apparently all the mooring buoys dry, so are you planning on drying on the beach, just anchoring off, or do you have a 'cunning plan'?

Problem is, I'm not sure if I can get my leg up high enough for drying, (if you'll pardon the expression) and need to check insurance if overnighting on an anchor!

Mike - I hope I tied that knot tight enough - C
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Charles........ One for you! (Or any Herm-ite who may be reading this)

I've just been looking at the chart for Herm and I'm a bit concerned about mooring. Apparently all the mooring buoys dry, so are you planning on drying on the beach, just anchoring off, or do you have a 'cunning plan'?
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Hi Mike-
Not true, if you study the charts carefully, in the south west corner(ish) you will see the Rosaire Steps, with a chaneel that runs past it. This does not dry out. In fact the Trident ferry which services Herm from Gsy uses this spot at low tide for emabarcation etc.
A good anchor is a must!
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Charles,

Yes, but I was hoping to use a bouy as I'm worried about insurance on an anchor. I just rang the Harbour master at Herm and he confirms all the fixed bouys do dry.
As you say, the area off Rosaire has 0.9 below CD (or more) and there will probably be a meter or so of tide above that even on a low Aug/Sept spring, but if we go there we will have to anchor....
Just so I know! I will talk to that nice man from Euromarine Insurance!

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A good anchor in Rosaire is def a must as on a spring tide it is in essence a lagoon and when the tide shoots over the sand bar it really whips thru there.

Yes alll the bouys dry out but not for long on neap tides. there are a few Private bouys and visitors bouys in Rosaire.

If you need any more info let me know.
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Thanks Dep Sol,

Mmmm! Now I'm even more worried! And I've just looked at my Almanac which says Rosiere is exposed to S & SW too!

The problem is that it IS a spring tide that w/e so it looks like the visitor buoys are out for over-nighting, at least the ones just outside the harbour. I'm a little confused - you say there are some visitor buoys off Rosiere? How many, enough for all of us and do these dry?

Otherwise it's anchor and perhaps in my case possibly no insurance, (not an option for me if the latter), or drying on the beach - also may not be possible due to leg problems, though may be OK if calm - still got to check!

General Question to all going.... How many people CAN dry out or are happy to leave a boat just on anchor overnight. Is it just me who is concerned?

Thoughts appreciated!

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There are quite a few private moorings which we could probably use, BUT - I would put my anchor out, fore and aft if required, not bothered at all.
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Dont panic, if the tide is going down late evening then use a bouy if not then you have 2 choices, anchr near rthe top of the lagoon hwere you r boat will end up in a foot of water at low tide or anchor to the back of the lagoon where you willl not get as much force of tide.

SW winds are blocked by Jethou but southerlies arent.

We will find you something even if it means borrowing a mooring in SPP if you are that worried. If you are on the top campsite then you could anchor by Putranez as you will be able to see your boat from the camp site ans the tide inside there isnt as strong and in closer walking distance 5 mins as opposed to Rosaire 12mins. There is also Belvoir, as long as it aint a southerly.

Either way you will find something.
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Thanks Charles & DepSol - (Doug isn't it?)

Yes, I'm sure my anchor will be fine. It's held well enough when I've used it for lunch stops before. It's just I've never left it overnight on anchor before, largely due to the insurance clause that forbids it being left unattended overnight except in a harbour. (Even a fixed buoy is pushing it). I'll ring the Company on Monday and see about an endorsement. The only problem will arise if they won’t insure it, as I won’t leave it on my own risk….. but as you say, if the worst comes to the worst, I can always stick it in St Peter Port and hitch a lift back from some kind passing ribster. If I smile nicely?

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Mike,

You are not alone in worrying about anchoring however I have a possible solution.

Anchor with two anchors as near as possible to a drying out bouy and run a sinking rope from your boat to that bouy as well as your two anchors.

Not sure if anchors should be front and back ?
I had always thought it better that the boat could swing to be nose into the tide so maybe a spread of anchors to the front ?


I prefer not to run my boat up the beach, its damn heavy. A drying mooring could be ok depending on when it drys. ie if its afloat when we want to go out / come in.

I guess on the day we'll have to see what it looks like when we get there.
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Hi Guy's,

Just a quick note to let you know that I am now able to go on the trip to Herm for this W/end.

I will be travelling with Mike Carson and his family and camping with them. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and to meet to ones.

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Excellent Kevin - look forward to seein ya all!
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