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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.
Access from the menu on the left, Click here to browse through all harbours New: Access them via Google Earth if you have it installed.
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"Charts for SeaClear UK/IRL" at £29.50 is without a doubt the cheapest way for you to get 800+charts plus tried and tested chart plotter software (AIS and GPS compatible) ...all in one easy to use package that will turn multiple PCs/ laptops (and also Android tablets) into a real time chartplotters. 2015 edition now available with charts dated 1st Jan 2015 and 2015 tide tables built in. International areas inc. France, Netherlands and Belgium & Spain and Portugal are available on USB dongle ONLY, see HERE
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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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We have included Thurso in these notes for the sake of completeness only to say that you don’t want to go there! The harbour at Thurso merely consists of reinforcement of the banks of the River Thurso, dries to a rocky boulder strewn bottom and has rocks and reefs guarding the entrance; best go to Scrabster.
On the other hand Scrabster is an invaluable haven for those cruising in these waters, it can be a bit open to the East unless you can get a berth in the inner Harbour (of which more later) but basically its network of Ro-Ro piers and docks within docks means that it is easy to get into, each entrance being narrower than the last so that, even in easterly winds the entrance is not hazardous. Your only problem is if you are coming from the East you have the Pentland Firth to deal with before you round Dunnet Head (or after, if departing to the East).
The harbour is situated about eighteen miles west of Duncansby Head in the Western corner of Thurso Bay; it’s sheltered from the north by Holborn Head, from the east by Dunnet Head and from the North East by the Orkneys. In NE winds you will get a considerable blow but there is not enough sea room for a swell to build up and block the entrances to the harbour. ... read more