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Aberdovey has been a port for many centuries, exporting slate and oak bark and importing coal, limestone and trade goods. There was a thriving boat building industry in the nineteenth century and the landing stage originally was built for the import of agricultural stock from Ireland, this being one end of the Aberdovey and Waterford Steam Ship Company. Our archive photo in the gallery may have one of those steamships alongside on the landing stage; that photo is interesting in that those slow cumbersome sailing barges have been navigated up to there despite the currents and having no mechanical propulsion (how many yachts do hear asking for help these days because their engines have broken down?) ... read more
From the South there are no dangers along the coast apart from the Cynfelyn Patches and there is a passage inside these. From the North you must go outside the Sarn-y-Bwch reef as there are some nasty rocks inshore of that reef (This is advice from a local sailor). ... read more
There are some visitor’s deep moorings but they are exposed to westerlies and quite a way from the slip; unless you can dry out the only other place for a fin keeler is against the outside of the landing stage and, in a westerly this can be very exposed.
The HM has fender boards if you haven’t got your own and you will need them. Anchoring is not permitted in the channel because of submarine cables though there are vast expanses of sand in the estuary where a bilge keeler could dry out at anchor. ... read more