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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Day trip from Lydney

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I just want to get my ship sailing and, from Lydney, the tide rules. Unless both high waters are in daylight, returning to Lydney out of harbourmaster hours is not possible. Thus a stop-over is called for.

    However, the port seems very welcoming.
    I'd rather be naked
    www.mastaclimba.com

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Day trip from Lydney

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Ballad View Post
    I have only been a couple of times and they've always been very welcoming and very friendly.
    I meant the arrangements being unhelpful for visits rather than CYC itself.
    A boat is for going places

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Day trip from Lydney

    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanofthehills View Post
    I meant the arrangements being unhelpful for visits rather than CYC itself.
    The club is set up for members who all have keys. Visitors are offered a free pontoon which is pretty generous but it is probably better to pay at another club or marina in the bay if a visitor needs guaranteed access to facilities and town. Some visitors berth at the free pontoon and use a dinghy to go around to Mermaid Quay for the night, much as you might do at anchor or on a mooring buoy.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Day trip from Lydney

    It would be perverse to visit Cardiff and not go ashore - after all just breaking a journey Down Along is better at Barry - so CYC free pontoon only useful except when the CYC Clubhouse is manned. No criticism of CYC here and when visiting on open days etc great fun.
    A boat is for going places

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Day trip from Lydney

    Mermaid quay is a good overnight stop.
    Last time I was there at the end of last summer the ticket machine was broken and the gate code was written on the gate. Rumour has it that it's still broken. CHA doesn't seem to have the manpower to fix it or to even check tickets.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Day trip from Lydney

    The big problem seems to be the tides. Less than around 9 metres (at Sharpness) and I can't get out! The basin gates have still not been fixed.
    I'd rather be naked
    www.mastaclimba.com

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