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Scottish West Coast - must have fashion accessory for 2020

dunedin

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So the key fashion accessory, a must have for 2020 cruising in Scotland this year, is ........... industrial rubber gloves !

On every visitor mooring I have picked up, the pickup rope seems to have been underwater for a year with super abundant sea life. Cut my hand on shellfish on one in Tobermory #, as well as getting jelly fish stings. Picked up quite a few buoy ropes since (generally for lunch only unless confident of maintenance status), all equally covered - but now know to use gloves.
Rain gear of course also the key thing this July !

# I was probably one of very first users of a visitor mooring in Tobermoryin 2020, when only a handful in use. Most have now been reinstated since then so should not be a problem there now, but further North and West get your gloves ready.
 

BlowingOldBoots

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I know a man who lost his hand after a shell fish cut to a finger, oyster shell in this case, 24 hours after the cut as well. I am not surprised pick up lines have significant marine growth, any that are in place have hardly been used.
 

DJE

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At last a clear advantage for The Solent. The visitors buoys in Newtown Creek have been in continuous use since May. The pick-up strops are never in the water so nothing grows on them. 😁
 

wully1

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At last a clear advantage for The Solent. The visitors buoys in Newtown Creek have been in continuous use since May. The pick-up strops are never in the water so nothing grows on them. 😁
I’ll take my chances with shell fish slashed fingers over the S*lent any day.
 
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