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First Lundy trip basics - getting ashore

BristolDiver

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Technically it’s my second visit, but first time ashore. The first was bringing our Sigma 362 up from Plymouth when we anchored in the rocky bay near the Rattles for a rest and to dodge the foul tide.

Happy with anchoring off in Landing Bay subject to conditions, rather than taking an unknown mooring. The unknown part, is what’s the accepted convention for getting ashore?

Tender to beach, carry tender up to HWM? How far is that walk / how steeply does the beach shelve?
Our Lodestar 290 tender is somewhat oversize and overweight. Super stable in the water but a bit of a struggle to carry.

Can you leave Tenders on the landing Jetty, or is that a strict no-no?
 

mattonthesea

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Go to the slipway and pull dinghy up out of the way 🙂. There is a landing charge which you pay at the pub - unless NT members. Steep slipway and steep hill to the top.
You can anchor quite close in but not too close as it's a rocky shore in places.

Enjoy
 

Snoopy463

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Be sure to take the dinghy all the way up to the concrete bit at the top of landing bay. Don’t ask me how I know you have to.
You may spend more time than you thought you would in the Marisco Tavern and your tidal height calculations may prove inadequate.
 

PCUK

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Technically it’s my second visit, but first time ashore. The first was bringing our Sigma 362 up from Plymouth when we anchored in the rocky bay near the Rattles for a rest and to dodge the foul tide.

Happy with anchoring off in Landing Bay subject to conditions, rather than taking an unknown mooring. The unknown part, is what’s the accepted convention for getting ashore?

Tender to beach, carry tender up to HWM? How far is that walk / how steeply does the beach shelve?
Our Lodestar 290 tender is somewhat oversize and overweight. Super stable in the water but a bit of a struggle to carry.

Can you leave Tenders on the landing Jetty, or is that a strict no-no?
Fit some folding transom wheels to make the dragging up the hill easier.
 

BristolDiver

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Fit some folding transom wheels to make the dragging up the hill easier.
Thanks PCUK. Yes brain engaged about an hour after posting for help. I’m ordering up some fancy SUPROD wheels to help - although they add even more weight to the dinghy.

I think it’s worth the trade off, as we have lifting tackle and halyards to manage the weight issue for launch & recovery.(y)
 
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