Lower Exe Mooring Authority - Notices - WINTER STORAGE SPECIAL

Lower Exe Mooring Authority

 

Exeter Ship Canal

Convoys and Cranings: Autumn 2020

 

This year we are again offering a number of special weekday and Saturday Lock in’s and passages through the Canal and Craning Events. Locking in will also be available on some quieter weekdays, please enquire. 

 

WINTER STORAGE SEASONAL OFFER: Pay 6 month’s storage fees in advance at £72.10 per metre for the full 6 months and we will include a free lock in/out and convoy up/down on Exeter City Council’s organised 2021 spring dates (yet to be confirmed).

 

MONTHLY FEES IN ADVANCE: Pay monthly at £12.34 per metre per month plus lock-in charge and passage through the canal charge (discounts may apply) please enquire ahead of arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

CONVOY DATES

LOCK ENTRY TIME

Be prompt – or get left behind!

High-Water Turf Lock

Tide Height At Turf Lock

Bridge Opening At

WEDNESDAY 30th SEPT

08.00

06.37

3.5

Lock in only

SATURDAY 3rd OCTOBER

08.00

08.20

3.8

Lock in only

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER

08.00

07.43

4.2

10.00

SATURDAY 7th NOVEMBER

09.00

09..59

3.2

11.00

 

 

 

 

 

MASTS AND CONVOY DATES

Due to time constraints masts cannot be unstepped on a Saturday so please book a mast unstepping date with this office before your convoy date. Unstepping fee ££28.85 per half hour.

 

Masts under 10m (off the water line) do not need to be unstepped if not required.

 

Please arrange for this to be done in advance of your passage through the canal by contacting the Waterways Office on (01392) 265791 or by email river.canal@exeter.gov.uk   

 

CRANING DATES

The first Saturday craning will be 24th October. 

Please Book with the Waterways Office if you need to be out of the water on 01392 265791

AND contact

Spence Crane Hire on (01626) 824645 to arrange craning onto the quay.

 

Saturday   Oct 24th

07.30 start

Saturday   Nov 14th 

07.30 start

 

 

These dates are subject entirely to customer demand and crane availability. You may wish to use an alternative certificated crane company during other times but all arrangements will need to be confirmed by the Waterways Office to ensure Council Operatives attend all boat lifts.

 

It would helpful for us to know your craning plans as soon as possible so that we can provide sufficient staff for the busy Saturday lifts. We also look forward to receiving your locking-in, mast striking and convoy bookings at your earliest convenience.

 

Please inform this office if you are unable to keep your arrival time on (01392) 265791 or via river.canal@exeter.gov.uk  thank you.

 

 

 

CRANING ADVICE FOR BOAT OWNERS

 

Craning is potentially a dangerous operation.  The City Council’s staff will be working to a Safe Working Practice, and observing social distancing government advice, available to boat owners upon request.

Before your boat is prepared for craning please read and consider the following carefully:

1.    Make sure you know who the Council’s Banksmen are for your craning operation.  They have received specialist training.

 

2.    Check with the Council’s Banksmen where and when your boat is to be craned.

 

3.    You, or a competent representative, are strongly advised to be present during the lift.

 

4.    Obey the instructions of the Council’s Banksmen at all times.

 

5.    Make sure you know the approximate total weight of your boat and all equipment onboard;the Councils Banksmen will not allow boats in excess of 20 tons to be craned. This weight limit policy has been adopted following Health and Safety reviews, land stability testing and further compounded because of limited storage space being available.

 

6.    Do not signal the crane driver at any time, as only the Council’s Banksmen may do that.

 

7.    Wear suitable protective clothing, particularly a high visibility jacket.

 

8.    Stand well back from the operation.

 

9.    Keep all family and friends well away from the operational area.

 

10.  If you are working near to another person’s boat being lifted, move away until the lift is complete.

 

11.  Fin and long keeled boats must be supported by a cradle or appropriate and well fixed legs.

 

12.  Legs and cradles may be provided by the boat owner, but they must be suitable and acceptable to the Council.  The Council’s staff may require that other means of support are provided instead or as well.

 

13.  You will not be allowed to assist with placing and adjusting supports unless you own the cradle or legs, blocks, props, chocks and wedges etc. and you have had permission from a Council’s Banksman at the time of the lift. 

 

14.  Antifouling during the lift will be solely at your own risk, and you must first obtain the permission of both a Council’s Banksman and the crane driver.

 

15.  During your boat storage period, don’t interfere with supports positioned by Council staff, even to prepare or paint underneath.  Please ask for assistance should support positions need to be changed.

 

For Your own safety Please be sure to comply with all of the above points