Mud moorings outside portishead marina

contessaman

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Does anyone know how or who administers the drying moorings in the mud just outside the lock of portishead marina ? Seem to be a few boats there I keep my yacht in the marina but have often mused at the thought of a day sailer kept there for a little evening sail an hour either side of high water etc. grateful for any info, cheers
 

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Does anyone know how or who administers the drying moorings in the mud just outside the lock of portishead marina ? Seem to be a few boats there I keep my yacht in the marina but have often mused at the thought of a day sailer kept there for a little evening sail an hour either side of high water etc. grateful for any info, cheers
Keep away from the hole (if it is still there!).

I dried out there the evening before the Queen opened Avonmouth docks and nearly fell over sideways.

Scary!
 

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Keep away from the hole (if it is still there!).

I dried out there the evening before the Queen opened Avonmouth docks and nearly fell over sideways.

Scary!
That would have been Queen Victoria , Avonmouth Dock was opened in 1877? Royal Portbury Dock on the other side of the river opened a hundred years later.

I remember going to the last Portishead Dock rally. The one and only lock out was about 5 o clock in the morning into a strong Westerly wind and pouring rain. Soon cleared the hangovers.!
 
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That would have been Queen Victoria , Avonmouth Dock was opened in 1877? Royal Portbury Dock on the other side of the river opened a hundred years later.

I remember going to the last Portishead Dock rally. The one and only lock out was about 5 o clock in the morning into a strong Westerly wind and pouring rain. Soon cleared the hangovers.!
Yes - we attended that as well.;)
 

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Does anyone know how or who administers the drying moorings in the mud just outside the lock of portishead marina ? Seem to be a few boats there I keep my yacht in the marina but have often mused at the thought of a day sailer kept there for a little evening sail an hour either side of high water etc. grateful for any info, cheers
We used to keep our boat on a mooring in the Hole. Most boats that moor there are members of Portishead Cruising Club. Not sure who is there at the moment. So, may be useful to talk to someone there. The moorings are wide open to a NE at HW, so care is needed. And best not to leave a boat there in winter.
 
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