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LFHA Jargon

Beach mooring - shallow, lighter-duty moorings within a few metres of MHWS for small tenders only,  south of brook.  

Craning - Typically in April and October (tide dependent) the Harbour Board hires a mobile crane to lift the large summer-moored  vessels between the water and the hardstanding.

Hardstanding / Dry harbour / Dry Berth graveled area overlooked by LSC balcony, just above MHWS on which dinghies are berthed in summer, cruisers stored in winter

HPC - Homebased Personal Craft

A category of licenses for owners with multiple small craft stored at home when only one is used at a time, and transported to the harbour by hand.  One license can be applied to any one such craft when it is used.  More>>>

MHWS - mean high water springs - the average HEIGHT of the HIGH WATERS of SPRING TIDES above Chart Datum

Summer / Winter - LFHA operates a two season year.  During the summer suitable vessels are moored in the estuary. Their tenders and sailing dinghies and  canoes occupy the hardstanding.   During the winter months, most of these vessels  are removed from Association property, replaced by the summer-moored vessels.

Storage vs Berthing
Whilst most summer-moored vessels are stored over winter on the hardstanding, the storage of sailing dinghies over winter is not permitted. Storage implies taking up space with little regular boating involved.

Ted’s Folly - hardstanding to north of wet-harbour for tenders only.

Tender - a vessel less than 3.5m loa licensed in association with a summer- licensed moored vessel and used for ferrying to & from the mooring. Such tenders are confined to the south and west periphery of the hardstanding and Ted’s Folly. Other similar small vessels are deemed to be dinghies and are subject to space availability on the hardstanding.

Wet harbour  / Wet Berth - tidal area bounded by the harbour walls also including the brook