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    Default Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    Anybody out there know of a cheap place to get a short haul out? I only want to change the (must change the) anodes and fit a new Prop. Looking at about 400+ euro here at Portimao, and thats just hanging in the slings while I do the work!

    There must be somewhere cheaper nearby, and someone knows where it is?

    Your help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    There is a wall on the other side from you, at Ferragudo, I am almost sure a friend dried out there, he was certainly on the bottom, that may be an option.
    Otherwise, the best we found was Isla Cannela, just into Spain. But was told later!, typical, El Rompido, a German Guy, Michael has a yard that was much cheaper again. Hope thats a start, Bill.

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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    Thanks Bill,

    Ferragudo would be great and very very handy, but with 2.1m draft I'm not sure I'd like to chance it.
    But I'll take the dingy over and have a good look again just in case I could squeeze us in there for a tide or two.
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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    It was beside some steps at the entrance to the creek on the stbd, South side. The Irish guy I saw there had 48ish ftr. he had the engine out for repair, with your draft, you may get your feet wet, but it may well be possible to do your job there, Good Luck, Bill.

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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    I'm on the hard at Faro, a good deal cheaper than any marina on the Algarve, a begger to get into (you need a high tide and Senor Bruce comes out in his motor launch to guide you in, but it is worth talking to him. His number is portugal +35 1289 822506 or mobile +35 1919317171 The other alternative is in Villamoura, I've heard the boat yard lets you dry out against a wall there. You can also dry out against piles at Sopromars yard in Lagos.
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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    The telephone numbers will probably be OK, if you dial them from outside of Portugal, but the countrycode for Portugal is 351 and not 35. This means that calling the numbers inside Portugal one should omit the "1" and the first number should be 289 822506 and the second 919317171.

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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    I actually went to see Bruce, nice guy, but he could not lift us at the time, 5yrs ago though. We were 44ft, 20t, but a real helpful chap.

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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    I was down at Smir a few weeks back. I heard it was pretty cheap there! The marina's very quiet but a few boats on the hard and very accoommodating!

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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    So there is somewhere else, good to know.

    Like I said I'll check it out at Ferragudo tomorrow.

    Didn't think I'd get up to Faro? Although Culartra would be nice if I had a cat!!
    Smir sounds attractive as we're heading into Morroco in any case.

    Sounds like a day on the phone then.
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    Default Re: Where to haul out between Portimao & Morocco?

    I agree that Bruce's yard is great. Also a really nice guy. we easily got there, following Bruce in his launch doing a grandmothers footsteps routine. We draw 2mtrs. Needed ithink 3 days eaither side of springs. He was trying to dredge the entrance channel but came against the national park. Maybe he has it sorted by now.

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