Marina berth maintenance tips
Martin Douglas (pictured) and Nagel Staff are the experts on berth set up and maintenance and have some tips related to berth lines and fenders to help keep your berth in good shape:
We know the importance of your berths being setup to make docking and departing as safe and easy as possible. If you are wanting to make any modifications to your berth here are a few things to take into account.
Any fenders fitted need to be of an approved design that allow for access to the through bolts on the piers as it is essential that they are checked and tightened annually.
All mooring lines are the vessel owners’ responsibility. Please keep an eye on these and replace them if they start to wear. When we see expensive boats tied up with very dubious lines, we ask, what is your boat really worth to that person?
If you have any redundant lines on your berth and you are unable to remove them, the marina staff will be happy to assist.
Dinghy racks need to be of an approved design, as the way they are attached to the walers is important as they are an extremely important structural component of the pier. Any bolts or screws need to be through the inside whaler and be clear of through bolts.
If you are unsure about anything you are wanting to do to your berth, please don’t hesitate in contacting our knowledgeable and extremely good looking maintenance team for advice.
Pier refurbishment is an ongoing job and comprises all new hardware and a tidy up of water, power and fire utilities on the piers. Your co-operation during this work has been much appreciated by marina staff and our contractors. I’m sure you will all agree the finished product is something we can all be proud of.
This story was part of our special Christmas feature.