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Harbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and tide times. Interactivity Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.
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Tide Times: HW & LW. For the first time ever on the web... Proper monthly tide tables, NOT just the next 7 days predictions. Daily tide times, month by month all of 2015, 400 UK & Ireland locations. Useful for any coastal or waterborne activity, and prepared using licensed data. Yachtsmen and Boaters no more working out secondary port times... just look them up here. Browse your area for long range tide tables: South of England East England Scotland West of England, Wales and IoM Ireland Channel Isles
Android chart plotter: Android tablets with the RIGHT app can make a great stand alone chart plotting system.. self contained with GPS, quick starting, full navigation facilities. We've worked with Ronald Koenig, the developer of the cracking "Marine Navigator" Android app. Now Android charts are bundled with our best selling "Charts for SeaClear" DVDs for free. Up to 4 Android activations allowed. App costs about £6 from Play Store. NEW 2015 edition available as Android only download £7.99 members/£14.99 non members
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Ipads. We don't make anything for Apple products at present, but app developers Apptoonz, have started making planning and charting apps for ipads. What's more they are including some of our harbour information within their apps. In conjunction with proper raster charts, tides, etc. Could be a useful planning tool..check them out, click here
Marine Business Directory: Our Directory lists almost 4000 marine businesses, search by area, harbour, category, or any mixture of these. Access from the individual harbour pages or browse all The Business Directory
Videos ..."gems" in here inclucing a very Non PC video of nautical mishaps, amateurs and professionals making catastrophic mistakes. Click for Videos
Articles: A good selection of articles covering subjects ranging from anchoring to the weather. Long range tide tables, information about this site, products, plus lots more. Click for Articles
For basic data on harbours we do not cover, we recommend trying ports-and-harbours (www.ports.org.uk) which gives contact details and photos covering 700 UK locations.
Finally, we are very approachable and easy to get hold of. We answer your emails and phone calls promptly...( 01983 293757 OR adminATvisitmyharbour.com) here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully.. You SAID.. we SAID
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Helmsdale is on the Caithness shore of the Moray Firth about halfway between Inverness and Wick, being about five or six hours from either (maybe a bit longer to Inverness when you add in Inverness Firth). Because of this it is an ideal place to stop if you are day hopping along the coast; it’s also about six hours to Lossiemouth. It used to be better when they had a full time HM and the dredging of the entrance was more regular; now it is a bit iffy for a keel boat and various rumours are passing round the coast as to the depths; as it is we can positively confirm that two hours before LW and one day after springs we didn’t go aground with a 3ft draft in May 2012 and the echo sounder gave no cause for alarm. (the tables gave a depth of 1m at LW and 2 hours before should have given us another meter) It is a fact that a keel boat will sink into the mud on the pontoon at LW Springs but that isn’t a problem. ... read more