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SILTING PROBLEMS AT PWLLHELI MARINA

HGCREW
51 posts
10/07/2013 07:41
We have had quite a few enquiries regarding silting problems at Pwllheli marina. Someone has just asked this question:
'Just been reading some of you comments on the silting problem pwthelli marina had in 2011. I'm thinking of using the marina but need to know if the access is 24 hour and the depth is now adequate for a vessel with 1.8 meter draft'
Can someone please advise.
Thanks
HG CREW
Edited by steve 10/07/2013 07:41
HGCREW
51 posts
02/08/2013 21:42
Pwllheli marina have kindly replied to this. the response follows>>

'The harbour channel was initially dredged in 1990/1 to a depth in excess of 2m at CD. The reason for this was due to the size of the dredger commisioned to carry out the dredging work it had to physically cut/dredge its way in. As a result we have enjoyed many years where vessels had 24hr access, but the harbour was never designed to this depth; the design depth for the harbour channel is .6m CD which is the depth we have today, and this was confirmed following a survey which was carried out last month (copy available). The harbour does silt up, as do most harbours, but it is being maintained to its original design depth of .6m CD. We have three tide gauges within the harbour and these tide gauges represent the actual depth in the channel. If 2m shows on the tide gauge then there is 2m in the channel. One of the tide gauges is located at the harbour entrance. Too often times we see people who do not check the tide gauge, or do not know the draft of their vessel and who consequently go aground, and you get other people who chance it on a falling tide! Pwllheli harbour is still one of the best harbours in the UK, free from commercial traffic and with access to the spectacular Cardigan Bay.'

Thanks for that, and we have to agree with the fact that 'Pwllheli harbour is still one of the best harbours in the UK, free from commercial traffic and with access to the spectacular Cardigan Bay.'
Harbourguides crew
Edited by HGCREW 02/08/2013 21:42
HGCREW
51 posts
03/08/2013 10:59
follow this link to see more comments we have received regarding Pwllheli marina
http://www.harbourguides.com/harbours.php/Pwllheli#commentsbox
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1 posts
11/10/2013 12:55
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