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Important to dayboat owners who bring their vessels ashore independently of craning

A small group of trailered vessel skippers have become accustomed to bringing their boats out of the water & into the dry standing before craning.  

This custom was accommodated because the number of vessels was limited. The number of trailered boats is increasing,  but the new owners cannot adopt this custom without prejudicing craning operations. The consequence is that the custom - actually never formally approved by the Board or embraced in the Association Rules  - must, in the interests of fairness to all,  now cease.  The general rule that all boats must be removed from the dry standing before craning will apply from Craning Ashore in October 2017.  Any owner bringing a trailered vessel into the dry standing before craning will have his or her membership withdrawn. The only exception will be the tenders of vessels still on moorings but these, too,  must be removed by the craning date.      Harbour Board  February 2017.

Craning - General Information

The Harbour Board organises the craning of members' vessels between the water & winter hard-standing.

Due to the nature of Lympstone harbour, LFHA Members & Lympstone Sailing Club Members mutually operate a two season year, winter & summer.  During the winter months, the majority of Members' larger vessels that are moored in the Estuary during the summer, are lifted by a hired crane, from Wotton Brook onto the hard standing where, in the summer, dinghies & tenders are berthed.  Dinghies & tenders have to be removed from the Harbour altogether, a week prior to winter craning.  Craning typically occurs in April & October dependent upon spring tides.

Members wishing to have their vessels craned must inform the Harbour Board of their wishes in writing in good time, pay the fee & be present at the Safety Briefing just before craning starts & be immediately available when their vessel is craned.  Failure to attend the briefing will put in jeopardy current & any future requests to be craned.