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Dry Docks, Surveying, Boat Yards Etc 08 Jul 2018 23:06 #99702

You might try the boatyard on the L'Herault river at Agde (take the seagoing exit at the round lock). They have a good crane and chock your boat up on the hard for as long as you need. And they need a lot less notice than any dry dock. Details and current prices are in the attachment.

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Dry Docks, Surveying, Boat Yards Etc 08 Jul 2018 11:09 #99693

Hello Kevin
Might be worth contacting Meca Fluvial at Ginestas. Ask for Willy Cowley.
Good luck!
Meca Fluvial
11120 Ginestas, France
+33 6 22 25 48 02 g.co/kgs/Rmn8Hi

Kevin Jones wrote: Morning - another shout out for help and advice!

We have just bought a barge near Homps on the Canal du Midi. I am fairly sure it will need some work on the hull - although it has been regularly blacked and 'anoded' it has never had any welding. Our narrow boat in the UK always seemed to need welding so I am assuming this one will.

I have booked the dry dock in Salelles d'Aude (?) for a fortnight NEXT year - the soonest appointment but I'm not sure how this will work. What if they find the work will take longer than 2 weeks? Do I have to rebook for 2020?

I suppose what I am looking for is a boat yard where they can take the barge out of the water, do all the work and then put her back in - is there anywhere like this that anybody can recommend please? or any other solution you might have used?

Also is 'un expert' a surveyor? Everybody seems to be giving me different numbers/recommendations for 'experts' and I've come away a bit confused!

TIA

Lisa and Kevin

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Dry Docks, Surveying, Boat Yards Etc 08 Jul 2018 08:18 #99690

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Morning - another shout out for help and advice!

We have just bought a barge near Homps on the Canal du Midi. I am fairly sure it will need some work on the hull - although it has been regularly blacked and 'anoded' it has never had any welding. Our narrow boat in the UK always seemed to need welding so I am assuming this one will.

I have booked the dry dock in Salelles d'Aude (?) for a fortnight NEXT year - the soonest appointment but I'm not sure how this will work. What if they find the work will take longer than 2 weeks? Do I have to rebook for 2020?

I suppose what I am looking for is a boat yard where they can take the barge out of the water, do all the work and then put her back in - is there anywhere like this that anybody can recommend please? or any other solution you might have used?

Also is 'un expert' a surveyor? Everybody seems to be giving me different numbers/recommendations for 'experts' and I've come away a bit confused!

TIA

Lisa and Kevin

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Lisa and Kevin - beginners in barging!
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