eQuay 10th January 2018
After a chilly start to the day, it will stay largely dry with bright or sunny spells across Wales. The odd shower is possible at times, particularly in the south.
It will stay dry overnight, but temperatures will fall under clear spells with a frost for many. Freezing fog patches will also form in places.
Fog may be slow to clear through the day, perhaps lingering in some places. Where the fog does clear, it will be a dry day with some bright spells possible.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday:
Fog patches first thing on Friday should clear, leaving a mostly dry but cloudy day. Staying mostly cloudy through the weekend with strengthening winds and spells of rain at times.
Dredging at Conwy Marina
Please be aware that the dredging works in Conwy marina are now in full operation and if you plan on visiting the marina please be extremely vigilant as there may be wires, mooring lines or strops across pontoon walkways and fingers and particularly in close proximity to the dredging area and beyond the yellow safety cones. During the works pontoon walkways can move and become distorted and you are to proceed with caution and diligence. If you do not require access to a vessel in the interest of safety please do not proceed beyond the yellow cones.
Dredging Operations will normally take place Monday to Friday to allow vessels free passage over a weekend, however because of tides, weather and other statutory restrictions there will be some weekends where dredging will be taking place.
Please be advised that there is a dredging pipeline running from the Southern end of ‘B’-Hammerhead to the North-Eastern rock revetment. The pipe is partially submerged and weighted down to reduce restriction. Access and egress should be made between the yellow spherical buoy and the rock revetment keeping as close as possible to the buoy. Safe access and egress is generally 1-2 hours either side of high water and vessels are to engage their engine into neutral when passing over the pipe.
No access or egress will be permitted without prior contact with the marina office. Berth holders are requested to maintain communication via VHF Channel 80 always and to contact the marina before entering or exiting the marina.
We thank you for your co-operation during this time.
Notice to Mariners - 4th January 2018 - Conwy Marina
Please be advised that we have recently severed an electrical cable to the sill gate traffic lights and proximity sensors which has now resulted in them being inoperable.
As a precautionary safety measure, we will not be operating the sill gate until the new cable can be fitted and tested. Vessels wishing to access or egress the marina must have VHF or telephone communication with the marina office prior to crossing the sill entrance. The sill gate will remain buoyant and sufficient clearance must be provided by Quay Marinas prior to your vessels arrival or departure.
Electrical engineers will be on site early next week to assess the full extent of the damage and to provide us with an approximate timescale schedule for the works, which will be relayed to you just as soon as we receive it.
My apologies for this very unfortunate and unforeseen circumstance, but we will try and have the situation resolved as quickly as possible.
Network Yacht Brokers Boat of the Month - Moya - Steel Gaff Ketch - £99,000
'Moya' was launched in 1997, designed by Ernst Van der Laan and built by MOF boat builders, Cape Town, to Norske Veritas standard. Originally intended as a boat to carry cargo, what is now her saloon had been designed as the hold with living accommodation aft. This plan however change rapidly after launch and she was fitted out as a private yacht before leaving South Africa for South America. The family spent time cruising and living aboard between Brazil and New York with a lot of time in the Caribbean where she proved herself to be a very comfortable and safe family cruising yacht.
Bought by the present owners while in the Caribbean she was used as a cruising home in the tropics before being sailed back to the UK in 2012. She is a very spacious, very strong and eminently capable yacht with graceful lines and a powerful rig, suitable for exploring anywhere in the world. Her split ketch rig can be easily handled by a small crew and her deck layout gives good security and shelter, she is a magnificent yacht in very fine condition. UK registered and VAT paid.
Moya consists of 8 berths including 2 doubles and 4 singles. Owners cabin midships with large double berth. Doghouse has a double berth and lots of space with good visibility. Large galley with hot and cold pressurised water, fridge, twin sinks and gas stove, 2 heads compartments with one shower.
A one of a kind which would look very much at home in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Viewing highly recommended.
Check your boats
After all the wind and rain can I suggest that you take the opportunity to check your boat this weekend. The berthing masters have been checking boats regularly and have been adjusting lines and fenders as necessary.
We have also been pumping out a few boats and tenders, however we can't get under all covers so please check your boat We have informed all customers whose boats we have bailed out.
Unfortunately the 2018 handbooks haven't yet arrived. However they should be with us very soon and each current berth holder will have a copy sent direct to their home address.
The all-new London Boat Show 10-14 January 2018
The new 5 day London Boat Show is a celebration of everything you can do on the water. Re-defined and re-imagined, this year’s world-famous show is set to be better than ever.
Climb aboard classic boats and modern yachts, pick up the latest marine technology, and spend quality time with some sailing legends.
Bringing a world of inspiration, on water experiences and exclusive deals, the London Boat Show 2018 will be packed with global, national and boutique brands, first looks, loads of retailers and even unique opportunities to get on the water indoors.
EQuay. Fact of the week
Japanese research has concluded that moderate drinking can boost IQ levels! I never doubted it for a second!!
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