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Monday, 22 June 2015

Boat Clearance 2

Went down to the boat today and the Harbourmaster definitely has been busy sticking notices on the boats.

Here's a selection, although there are more than I could snap in a lunchtime flyby:

First was Doug's boat::



Then Merganser, that hasn't had a ticket on it for a couple of years:




Also the Westerly that got blown up the beach at the start of 2014:


Even this tidy Snapdragon has a notice on it:


This Leisure 17...


Mashooka normally leads a charmed life, but she's now got a removal notice:


This motor boat too...


And a few more boats besides... I said the harbour board have been busy didn't I?


6 comments:

  1. Whats the deal here.. Don't they pay their dues? If Doug needs his Hurley removing I'm happy to take it on :) :) :)

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  2. Yes, the boats haven't had harbour dues paid on them. The bare minimum requirement is they should be displaying a harbour board sticker(£40-ish so not mega-expensive). Although the harbour board like to have boats on the water on moorings, not cluttering up the beach. Doug has, in true piratical fashion ripped the notices off his boat and as in previous years told the harbourmaster to bugger off. I'm not sure he'll get away with it this year, there's a concerted effort to cleanse the city with the Americas cup coming to town next month. Can't have all those millionaires thinking they can just put boats on the beach instead of expensive marinas! :-)

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  3. Doug won't give up his boat(s) so easily. Despite being ancient and not in the best of health he refuses to swallow the anchor. Good on him I say. He's down at the beach on an almost daily basis.

    I like the look of the snapdragon myself, but the owner has been on the boat, albeit not in the last 6 months or so. But there's a higher risk of him coming back and claiming it seeing as its in decent nick. I'm not sure the drop keel works too well on it though which is probably why I haven't seen him sail it.

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  4. Doug won't give up his boat(s) so easily. Despite being ancient and not in the best of health he refuses to swallow the anchor. Good on him I say. He's down at the beach on an almost daily basis.

    I like the look of the snapdragon myself, but the owner has been on the boat, albeit not in the last 6 months or so. But there's a higher risk of him coming back and claiming it seeing as its in decent nick. I'm not sure the drop keel works too well on it though which is probably why I haven't seen him sail it.

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  5. Yes, the boats haven't had harbour dues paid on them. The bare minimum requirement is they should be displaying a harbour board sticker(£40-ish so not mega-expensive). Although the harbour board like to have boats on the water on moorings, not cluttering up the beach. Doug has, in true piratical fashion ripped the notices off his boat and as in previous years told the harbourmaster to bugger off. I'm not sure he'll get away with it this year, there's a concerted effort to cleanse the city with the Americas cup coming to town next month. Can't have all those millionaires thinking they can just put boats on the beach instead of expensive marinas! :-)

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  6. Hehe... I'm liking the sound of Doug, good ole boy.

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