November 13

With many staff holidays this month we were still able to complete plenty of work most notably the laying of the new ground chain for our visiting yachts. We anticipated up to two weeks for the majority of the work to be completed by the vessel ‘Mannin’ but the fine weather allowed for a speedy task and we spent just seven days with the vessel at work. Completion of the project will be carried out by ‘Scavenger Diving Services’ which consists of shackling the chains together and attaching riser chains and mooring buoys as the weather allows.  The buoys were subject to quite a birthday by Harbour staff all having a vicious scrub and new markings whilst most have had new metal inserts fitted.

Work is currently underway to remove the pontoon alongside the wall for the winter. It doesn’t get the use warranted by the heavy weather during the coming months so it presents an opportunity to inspect each block as well as all the associated hardware, for wear and damage.

The Harbour is beginning to look rather empty now with the local mooring season having come to an end although we do offer winter moorings for those who wish to take advantage of the good days when they turn up, a service which seems to be becoming more popular as the years go by.