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Old 26-01-2007, 09:13
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LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Is anyone up for a spot of lunch before the GM & AGM. this Saturday

how about meeting in the Ship and Anchor for 13.00?

Or the marina cafe.................................
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Old 26-01-2007, 13:42
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Ian,

Unfortunatly we can't make it. It is Anne's birthday and we are busy.

Can you let me know what happens please

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Old 27-01-2007, 00:07
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

I am going to be down at the marina before the AGM to empty out the dehumidifiers and check all is well after all this bad weather.

Dehumidifiers - posh name for silicone gel in Colanders resting over a couple of buckets.
Low cost and very effective way to keep damp at bay this time of year. Just need to empty buckets out every couple of weeks.

I was planning to have lunch in the marina cafe', but I'm open to ideas and bribery as usual.
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Old 28-01-2007, 11:51
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

good to catch up with you all at the marina,

Understand your reasons for not going to the AGM Andre.

To be honest nothing earth shattering came out. the Harbour board failled to turn up. very disapointed.
BUT David did promise to carry out some work in the boat park

Think 2 years ago Graham asked the same question and was told the drainage / surface would be looked at............................... still waiting.
the container storage area has better gound than the boat park ever had.
To me honest i personally do not see anything being done as a temporay measure as it will be boat stack by april 2008.

as for the fees going up 10% answer was...... supply and demand. So why has the larson compound gone and there are still loads of trailer spaces?????????
Last year David said there would be extention to the slip to allow launch and recover at all states of the tide.
This is now not going to happen there will be a long "Holding" pontoon instead.
the harbour bar last dredged 5 years ago. if Harbour rep had been there we could have asked when will it be done again.
Flashy web site to make it look like a MDL or Premier site but..........
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Old 28-01-2007, 15:13
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

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Flashy web site to make it look like a MDL or Premier site but..........
when you get there ..


some containers, some log cabins, and a silted up basin.

All for 10% more.

Hardly MDL or Premier.

LMBHA's response??
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Old 28-01-2007, 17:44
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Ian / Steve,

Thanks for the update looks like i did not miss much .............

As for the Marina I gree with you and i am not to enamered wityh the boat stack idea !!!

Shame the harbour board didn't show as i heard a rumor that the Shoreham Tug was dredging the bar Wednesday. As i went out Friday afternoon i thought i noticed that it was deeper but the that may have been my imagination. I dont know if anyone can confirm or not ????

They still need to do something with the bank as you come out though .......... it is still getting bigger and i have just paid my 100 quid for the privalige of using the harbour

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Old 28-01-2007, 19:49
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

During the Q&A session I did asked David to arrange to have more gravel spread over the boat park next to the main reception area.
He said in response that he was guilty of allowing the boat park area to run down some as the gound has been put aside for the boat stack.
Now the stacking has been put off for a year until new plans can be submitted for planning permission, and construction to start, he will be getting the guys to put down fresh gravel around the track ways of the pound. This then is in the AGM minutes, and is therefore now an action point !!

The harbourboard are about to launch their new website and this will have a link to the boards community officer responsible for pleasure use of the harbour. The LMBHA commitee said we should contact him ASAP as the board are arranging to borrow a local dredger from Shoreham and clearing the entrance. If this has already begun Nick wheyhay don't stop now!!

The biggest problem I see is that LM sets its charging against Solent based marinas. Brighton Marina with all its facilities and shops cafe's etc is margenally cheeper because they recognise they are away from the throng of the Solent with all it offeres. LM at this time has little to no amenities and is a good two to three hour passage away from Cowes, Portsmouth, Southampton etc.
Southsea Marina near the entrance to Portsmouth is exactly the same price as LM to wet berth and with all Premier Marinas sells its unleaded at cost making it 80p a litre (apparently).
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Old 28-01-2007, 20:23
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Oh yes I nearly forgot.

David said that LM was soon to be fitted out with hose reels a bit like the ones Steve posted on hear from Brighton.
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Old 28-01-2007, 20:45
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

B.imey you didi well digging that out. That was two years back?

Dave tends to look on the upbeat side.

But the paying customers see it differently...

An example of this is that when comparing his marina with others;

They get a tick in the box for having a fleet of trolleys begging you to be used .

L.M. has the remnants of three trolleys, knackered by diving gear crippled in a corner.

I think sometimes he kids himself that the customer base accept agree with his view point and assement of the status quo but, they are actually just paying him lipservice and trying to appease him.

This is because, the customers know that...not the same approach or rules are now, or have beenin the past played out to everyone.


He thinks hes got the same facilties but no-one has shown him on paper for a while that he 'aint.
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Old 28-01-2007, 21:59
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Steve / Rob,

I think also from my side of things that being a newby boy to all this I dont really know any different.

I have only had the boat since Nov and have yet to explore the world outside of the harbour entrance .............. so i tend to beleive what I am told whan I am down at LM

Yes I get extremely pi***d at having to wade through the mud round the back of the boat but hey is it any different any where else ............. not sure so i put up with it and don't speak out

As far as the entrance is concerned it is about time they did something and hopefully they are

Nick

PS - When you coming down next .......... I am getting lonely out there by myself !!!!!
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Old 28-01-2007, 22:29
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

The refit is prety much finished now, fitting Luminition during Feb so aiming to get out middle to the end of Febuary.
I had a great start to the year last season but a not so great and very expensive end to the season.
And as we all know 2007 is going to be the best year yet so planning to get out as much as I can this year.
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Old 28-01-2007, 23:34
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Boat will ready middle end of March,

Adrian has some work to do on the drive but plan is to be out for Easter weekend.

There are few Trailer boating marina's left,

Yes LH do offer a good service. I.E. you just turn up jump in boat and they launch you and off you go. Then all happens in reverse on way back.
The compounds are some of the most secure around too, Chi is very open.
Graham on here left LH and looked at several other options. His findings are here some where. But ended up at Southampton dry stack.

In an ideal world we would like a decent (mud free) boat storage area. able to launch within hours of daylight and be able to leave the harbour at ALL states of the tide.
LH have opening hours that we have to fit around and then also have to take the tides into account.
This really only gives us a decent boating Window of every other weekend. I have to come from Reading so first off have a 1hr 20 drive. ( This is my choice) BUT when arrive i like too be able to get on with my boating. Was very frustrated in Novemebr when the good weather for the weekend had been forecast all week. The tides were good BUT LH only had 1 tractor driver on duty
Will not knock him as here was running around working hard. BUT surely a little thought and they could have laid on 2 for the weekend??

Steve & Robbie have said this before that David is charging Solent prices with out the facilities and is unable to provide 24 hour boating. I have been at LH since 2002 and the boat compound has always suffered from poor drainage and large puddles. we have asked before for a new surface like round the containers. It was minuted but nothing ever happened. Unlike Robbier i do not think it will be sorted as David said he is not going to spend much on the compound when it is to go at the end of the year.

1 Question that no one has asked and i have only just thought about.
Where is David going to SECURELY store all the boats in this compound while building work is going on? they will not all fit in the other compound? Well not if people want to use them throughout the year.

LH is a friendly marina BUT has a few rough edges for the trailer boater.


JUST for intrest Southampton dry stack only increased its prices by 3.5% this year.
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Old 29-01-2007, 11:07
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Taken from minutes of the 2006 GM


David was asked about the expected charges for the dry stack system and in reply he indicated that existing customers could well expect a discount in the first year of operation. He went to say that he hoped to include in the introduction of this system a redesign of the current slipway to enable use of the slipway to be independent of the state of the tide.


This now appears not to be going ahead, As David pointed out there will now be a holding pontoon instead.

I think i am not alone in saying that the trailer boaters would like to see launch facilities at all states of the tide. David should really give this some consideration


LITTLEHAMPTON MARINA
REGENERATION PHASE TWO
PROPOSALS

Taken from the LMBHA web site

3.12 To facilitate the new system and to enhance the service we are looking in to the possibility of extending the slipway so that it is available for use at all states of tide.
3 slipway extension 2007/2008 approximate cost 30,000


3.9 Dry stack facilities appear to be typically open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm during the summer months with hours reduced off-season.

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Old 10-02-2007, 20:29
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Robbie,

Looks like they have started work on the boat compound with regards laying a new surface.
much better still a few puddles though but at least not muddy
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Old 10-02-2007, 21:40
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Re: LMBHA AGM & GM pre meeting meal

Ian,

They started it yesterday but i'm not to sure how much it is going to improve things ???

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