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    Default West Coast Passage

    I'm thinking of buying a boat currently based in North Wales, with a view to moving her early next year down to the Solent, or possibly even round to the East Coast. Does anyone have any advice on safe/decent/cheap places to leave the boat for a week or two at a time en route? Anyone else done this sort of exercise, and how did it pan out? Any advice gratefully received!

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    I guess knowing the boat type might be very relevant.

    If you are headed for an MDL marina then they do a scheme where you can stay over in one of their marinas 'free' for a short period

    There is nowhere cheap in the Solent !

    Sounds like a great trip though

    have fun

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    Milford Marina in the Haven is woth considering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggler7823 View Post
    Milford Marina in the Haven is woth considering.
    I'm there at the moment, pending delivery to Scotland. Nice people, and very good value for money until the end of March!

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    Default West Coast Passage

    Cornwall and Devon stops will depend on whether you will have the use of a car or need public transport. Falmouth, Plymouth, Dartmouth and Brixham are all on or close to good rail links. Early season with a car brings Fowey and The Yealm into the equation. Marina costs are as elsewhere but you may be able to do a deal.

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    What size is the boat? Have you considered having the boat taken by road to its new location?

    Taking all costs into account, road transport may be cheaper than moving by sea.

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    Newlyn rather than Penzance and my top recommendation

    Carrickfergus on Belfast lough
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidej View Post
    ................ and my top recommendation

    Carrickfergus on Belfast lough
    Bit of a detour southbound from N. Wales to the Solent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by davidej View Post
    Newlyn rather than Penzance and my top recommendation

    Carrickfergus on Belfast lough
    At the Penzance Wet Dock, you are locked in safely, while at Newlyn, you are at the mercy of the weather and any fishing boat.

    If you want to leave a boat for any length of time, then Penzance is preferable to Newlyn. You only need to look at the number of boats in Penzance now to see - and the harbour masters office overlooks.

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