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05/06/2012 22:26
 
The well known yellow visitors moorings are maintained, or not, by local councils.  The ISA are building a record of the current state of these moorings to ensure cruisers can sleep at night.  If you have any information to share with everyone, please post it here.  If you know of any unofficial yet safe moorings for public use, let us all know.

Gail MacAllister
 
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13/06/2012 08:04
 
GailMacAllister wrote:
The well known yellow visitors moorings are maintained, or not, by local councils.  The ISA are building a record of the current state of these moorings to ensure cruisers can sleep at night.  If you have any information to share with everyone, please post it here.  If you know of any unofficial yet safe moorings for public use, let us all know.

The RCYC skipper's meeting last night was great for getting first hand knowledge of what is out there.  It is reported that a mooring off Bantry SC has only a ring to tie to and can chaff through your ropes - so please use chain untill it is rectified.

 
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15/06/2012 13:12
 
Just a word of warning - our insurance places the onus on us to satisfy ourselves of the condition of any mooring we use, so check your small print before picking up a strange mooring! 
 
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19/10/2012 15:06
 
I have been led to understand that the only County Council that services their moorings on a regular basis has been Mayo. I have heard stories of moorings breaking in other places. This is unconfirmed, but believable.
 
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20/10/2012 07:44
 
Hi Alex  Yes there is an underlining and understanding fear of knowing if the moorings are serviced or not, so at the beginning of this year I rang every south and west coast County Council Engineer and requested an update on the maintenance of the visitors moorings.  All were extremely helpful and the results of the research are here http://www.sailing.ie/Cruising/Cruisi... - Some Co Co's even gave me the thickness of chain!
Kerry are the only County Council not servicing most of their moorings and this is due to localised use of them and inaccessibility for actual visitors, as well as inaccessibility for the service contractor to gain access!!  The Sneem moorings are serviced.  Kerry Co Co are investing in pontoons though - Knightstown is already up and running, Port Magee is next.
For your assurance I also spoke with the company that gained the contract for most of the mooring servicing, who is extremely professional (and a sailor) and he assured me of the contracts were completed.
I do however question the current Lat and Long of some of the positions given and I will be checking them with local knowledge this winter.  Do keep an eye on the cruising pages - more and more info will start to appear to keep you informed of coastal development and services.  http://www.sailing.ie/Cruising/Cruisi...
Thanks for your post.
Gail

Gail MacAllister
 
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