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    Default Re: Fowey moorings

    It's a privately run service. So you have to agree this beforehand.

    Not usually a problem, but I don't think it runs as late as the ones in Salcombe, which have a definite last run time.

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    Default Re: Fowey moorings

    I have used them after 11.30 but I have also seen someone who had been waiting for half an hour or so he said try to swim to his boat when the tide was on the ebb, someone picked him up in a dinghy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fr J Hackett View Post
    I have used them after 11.30 but I have also seen someone who had been waiting for half an hour or so he said try to swim to his boat when the tide was on the ebb, someone picked him up in a dinghy.
    He was lucky to survive in my opinion.

    The problem for us with smaller boats and usually smaller wallets is that dinghy is a blow up thing and a real pain to get out of locker and inflate, so water taxi needed except for touch and go on landing stage and that adds to cost. As to Fowey itself, its a good place to get in out of the weather and has a small chandlers, but otherwise a fairly dull dump with little life too it. I much prefer Falmouth
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    A friend went with chums to a debutante ball in Gosport - after a wild night dancing and drinking chum and her beau decided to row across to Old Portsmouth - the dinghy tipped, he was found ( somewhat amazingly ) clinging onto a buoy the next morning; they never found her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanofthehills View Post
    ......otherwise a fairly dull dump with little life too it.

    Ooooooooh.......can’t agree with that......you’ve lost the ability to seek out the good bits.....

    - lovely convivial pint at Gallants sailing club...
    - posh pint at RFYC if that’s your type of thing..
    - fantastic coastal walking both east and west from the river...
    - decent boozer in Polruan ....
    - fine dinghy run up river...
    - great dinghy racing a fine sight from your moored boat..
    - shanty festival in the autumn..
    - a number of events in the summer too....

    No, Fowey has much to recommend it.

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    Iím inclined to agree, we all love Fowey. Walks are great, great choice of bakeries, plenty of places to eat and always something going on like the big ship movements etc. Donít begrudge them the mooring fee the harbour staff have always been helpful and often a good laugh. I like the better rubbish and recycling facilities, just wish the pumpout was fixed...

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    Default Re: Fowey moorings

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanofthehills View Post

    As to Fowey itself, its a good place to get in out of the weather and has a small chandlers, but otherwise a fairly dull dump with little life too it. I much prefer Falmouth
    Really?! I think its even better than Dartmouth and Salcombe

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddystone View Post
    Really?! I think its even better than Dartmouth and Salcombe
    Agreed
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    Quote Originally Posted by James_Calvert View Post
    £5 per person return

    If you think of it as a premium service, to save you the bother or risks of using your own dinghy after a night out, that's not too bad.

    Compare it with the price of a taxi ride from your home to a restaurant and it's not too bad.

    Bit pricy just to pop ashore for a shower, but that's what the dinghy is for.
    A quick plug for the DartNav taxi service, prices have been cut by 50%, so to get ashore and back from the anchorage and DartNav pontoons is about £2, or a book of 16 tickets for a tenner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddystone View Post
    Really?! I think its even better than Dartmouth and Salcombe
    Polruan might be OK, the cliffs around are as good as anywhere but I find Fowey dull compared with the lively and equally historic towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe. Once Fowey was a major port but no more. As for RFYC is the kind of place I would avoid. As for the Gallants, why should one celebrate an ancient group who continued piracy, theft and murder of honest seamen long after the necessities and brutalities of war. To each their own!
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