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Old 26 April 2012, 11:43   #1
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Hi All,
We went to Mylor for 2 years, loved it but gave it a break for 2. Returning this summer for a week and just wanted a bit of advice re mooring up when visiting etc.

Pandora Inn , no probs but when we go to Falmouth/Flushing/St Mawes , where should you moor to go and have a bite, is it obvious ? Can anyone point me in the right direction so I dont pee any locals off?

Also, anyone any idea how long roughly it takes to get from Falmouth/Mylor to the Helford River {Cruising at 25knts approx}, and would it be worth it for a day trip?I have heard that the Helford River is stunning.

Thanks so much in advance as usual,
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Old 27 April 2012, 02:35   #2
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Midger, hope you don't think I'm trying to hijack your thread but my question is so similar I figured the same people might have the answer.

I'm looking for somewhere to leave mine on its trailer around Mylor for a while. Windsport think I'll be too big to get into their place (that's actually the boat not me!!) at 7m as their access is a bit tight.

Does anyone else know/ recommend anywhere nearby?

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Also, anyone any idea how long roughly it takes to get from Falmouth/Mylor to the Helford River {Cruising at 25knts approx}, and would it be worth it for a day trip?I have heard that the Helford River is stunning.

I wouldn't bother, it's rough over on the Helford side.
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...when we go to Falmouth/Flushing/St Mawes , where should you moor to go and have a bite, is it obvious ? Can anyone point me in the right direction so I dont pee any locals off?

Also, anyone any idea how long roughly it takes to get from Falmouth/Mylor to the Helford River {Cruising at 25knts approx}, and would it be worth it for a day trip?I have heard that the Helford River is stunning.

Thanks so much in advance as usual,
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Should take you no more than 20 mins or so to get to the mouth of the Helford from Falmouth or Mylor. It's certainly worth it...time it right with the tides though if you want to go far inland - it dries out a tad.

I've moored on the harbour wall at St. Mawes - again, watch the tide...just call the harbourmaster on Ch 12 and he'll advise. There may also be swinging moorings available but that will depend on how busy they are. There's a water taxi if you need one.

Not tried mooring at either Flushing or Falmouth: the latter never appears, er, welcoming from the water.
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I wouldn't bother, it's rough over on the Helford side.
Is it true true the Shipwights is no more? Not made it down there yet this year.
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Is it true true the Shipwights is no more?
The Phoenix maybe rising from the ashes. A 'local' buyer has put hand up apparently.

Charlie Herbert was a miserable t............
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Is Shipwrights the place on the opposite riverbank to the Mollers mooring, where they charge to moor your boat and the pasties were around £6 a go, 3 years ago?
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I remember when I was a wee kid in the village the pub was totally crammed every day during the summer. Its been looking more and more neglected for years. It would be amazing if someone turned it round again. I can't imagine the village regatta without the pub being open.

I've tended to go over there more than the ferry boat since it became Wrights. Just as we get the Pandora back the Shipwrights goes, typical!

Sorry for the thread hijack Midger....

Yacht haven is pretty much the only choice in Falmouth to tie up for a few hours. Its first come 1st served and you pay at the kiosk at the top of the gangway. Think its about £7 for a short stay but may be more now.

Oracle, There should be plenty of room at Mylor for you, have you tried Mylor harbour
( Mylor Yacht Harbour, Cornwall | Boatyard Services | Marina | Moorings ) rather than windsport. Plenty of boats make it down the road that are around 7 meters without any problems and they have just extended the storage at the top of the valley hugely.

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Ill give them a buzz. I think thats probably where I parked the trailer last year on a few days. Seemed to be a short of space for boats, lots of saily things on legs looking like they werent going anywhere quick but Ill give them a try, thanks.

Especially now youve given me the link which Id lost, cheers
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Shouldn't be any problem with the extension in the valley. Room for a couple of hundred more trailers I would guess!
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Is Shipwrights the place on the opposite riverbank to the Mollers mooring, where they charge to moor your boat and the pasties were around £6 a go, 3 years ago?
That's the place.
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I've always just thrown a trip line from the slip next to the pub, no problemo. Not eaten there for about 15 years but the Ale is, sorry, was cheaper than the FBI. £6 quid for a pasty?! maybe they were trying to get us used to the pasty tax in advance!

Hopefully it gets a new lease of life and becomes competitive again.
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We did this last year. Stayed at helford passage and as other posts say twenty minutes to the mouth of the fal estuary. Pub at helford passage is pretty good but the star of the show was the little village shop at helford which bakes it's own speciality breads of the day. I reckon a picnic with their produce is worth the trip alone. Tie up on the pub slip and it's a two minute walk.

Quite tidal though, we could only get rations a couple of hours either side of high tide unless I broke my main holiday rule which says do it in the boat unless there is absolutely no option and you need to get the car out!!!
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Ale was cheaper than the FBI..
The FBI is my local, IMO it knocks the Pandora into a cocked hat (my local years ago). The Pan is now a chronically over-priced tourist joint selling very average pub grub at gastro prices, which is the Milan (lease holder) trademark.

The FBI isn't cheap, but stick to the shellfish and you'll get some high quality nosh. If you're very unlucky, you may get Moller's Mk1 Jnr getting your order completely wrong.
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I don't recall the price of a shant being too naughty in the FBI. Tidy pub.
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The Ferryboat Inn on the helford is great The Ferryboat Inn |*The Wright Brothers , used to do live music and events during the summer, Port Navas Yacht Club on Port Navas Creek (tidal) Port Navas Yacht Club worth a visit (parents used to own it).
general info: http://helfordriver.net/ Scott's Quay good for mooring and barbie, helford village and shipwrights arm worth a look. Watch for shallow bits on the helford, take a chart.
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I don't recall the price of a shant being too naughty in the FBI. Tidy pub.
It's average for this area.

There's now a password for a 10% discount for locals.
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There's now a password for a 10% discount for locals.
I can see me giving that one a go:

"Shw mae boy, tidy like by here, isn't it? Pint of Tinners please, Janner "

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I can see me giving that one a go:

"Shw mae boy, tidy like by here, isn't it? Pint of Tinners please, Janner "

And JV will reply, " Brad, you're obviously pissed again, now can you and my Old Man please bu**er off because it's embarrassing."
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The FBI is my local, IMO it knocks the Pandora into a cocked hat (my local years ago). The Pan is now a chronically over-priced tourist joint selling very average pub grub at gastro prices, which is the Milan (lease holder) trademark.

The FBI isn't cheap, but stick to the shellfish and you'll get some high quality nosh. If you're very unlucky, you may get Moller's Mk1 Jnr getting your order completely wrong.
Went to the Pan a few weeks ago and things have gone up sharply since the re-build, they weren't cheap before. Just wish the Ferry boat had the convenience of the Pandora's pontoon. Guess that doesn't bother you much having a mooring there and being 5 mins up the road.

Still missing the parents place and my mooring on Loe beach. Much easier than towing the boat home in the dark most times I go out.

Have you got any "in the know" if the Shipwrights will be reopened this summer?
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