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hi guys . can anyone who moors on the hamble offer avoiceon any info regarding possiblity of getting a mooring or how long the waiting list , any help greatly received as was pondering to apply . many thanks
 

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Call the HM. The answer you get will depend on who picks up the phone, so you need to call several times to build up a complete picture.

As a rough guide however, there are two brackets: boats up to 32ft and boats over that. The former has a waiting list of I think about 5 years, the latter quite a bit longer than that, maybe 7-10yrs(?).

One way you could get a mooring in the meantime is through one of the two subcontractors on the river: Tucker & Munday or the people who run the pink Warsash ferry (I forget what they're called). It'll cost you roughly a grand or so on top of harbour dues etc depending on size and what kind of mooring you're after. Also for a £30 one-off registration fee you get on the HM waiting list.

One piece of advice though. If you swagger in and arrogantly sneer that you need something for your brand new fifty footer, you'll get a less sympathetic hearing than if you're got an elder by loved 23 footer and you pitch yourself accordingly...

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If you have no joy on the Hamble you could try the Weston Sailing Club at Netley, the Hythe Yacht Club and the Southampton Sailing club at Woolston.
Your best bet is to try Hythe first who have several club moorings there and can give you advice regarding some others jusy inside the Southampton Docks on the left,all are deep water moorings and offer a clear run down Southampton Water to the Solent of some 7-8 miles.
There is also a marina at Hythe but I have no knowledge of rates or availability of berths there.
The Warsash /Hamble Ferry people(Mike) runs the River Taxi too on 02380 438402, and Derek Munday on 02380 453124as suggested by Babylon.

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Don't be discouraged, go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We were offered a mooring for a 56-footer after only two years -- unfortunately this was just as we were leaving for the Med! There is a good bit of chance in it, methinks.
 

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Another alternative for you would be to join a sailing club, at Warsash for example.
The Club has a set of moorings that become available as club members are moved from Club moorings when the waiting list of the Harbourmaster turns their name up. The conditions are for Club mooring owners as to have their name on that waiting list first.

The allocation of Club moorings has in the past been based on seniority of membership of the Club, but as you may know many owners now have large yachts over 30ftLOA that are too large, or too deep for some of the Club moorings to be taken up.
Of these there are half-tide and fore and aft deep water options .
The costs include the maintenance charges by the Club as well as the Crown Commissioners and Harbour Board dues and some small amount for administration/profit by the club I expect.
To the mooring charges you should also budget for the keeping of your tender in the Club compound for winter and summer periods (commercial yards charge exorbitant prices for dinghy storage per annum, with no security and sometimes just laid on the beach alongside the yards.
Not all moorings are local to the club premises so an outboard for the dinghy is another must have, and it can be 20 minutes to the supplied mooring location. There is a River Taxi facility running from Hamble with summer and Winter timetables, usually quite late at weekends in Summer. This is a good option when lots of crew to go aboard; but you could contribute to the Club Launch fund for out of hours checking of boat/mooring and transfer of gear, but with strict conditions attached to the state of the launch when used.
There is no longer a Club organised lift-in at the Lobster Quay compound,this has been moved to a professional yard on the Hamble.
Membership details for Warsash can be requested from Charon Baggeley on 01489 583575.should you go this route.





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