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TOPIC: Wintering Suggestions in N France or S Belgium Please

Wintering Suggestions in N France or S Belgium Please 13 Jul 2018 00:16 #99779

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Thanks Paul. Is this the place in the Waterways Guide under Hautmont Port?

Worrying is the Remarks section saying "A very impressive, huge marina in a pretty, small town off the beaten track - but what a price! Even the winter rate is twice Portus Ganda in Gent, but cheaper than Brugge Coupure!"

I'll contact them anyway. If their published prices are such that their facilities are not being taken up, they may be open to sensible offers. Until the connection with the French system is re-opened, their location puts them at a serious disadvantage and their prices should be rock bottom if they want to stay in business while they are over 20 hours from a through route offering connections to BE or FR.

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Wintering Suggestions in N France or S Belgium Please 12 Jul 2018 22:03 #99774

Hautmont on the Haut sambre has a new indoor boat storage facility.

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Wintering Suggestions in N France or S Belgium Please 09 Jul 2018 13:17 #99713

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This coming winter we want the boat lifted and kept ashore (maybe under cover) for the winter and for a few jobs to be done - new anodes, underside repaint, polish paintwork, etc.

The boat is in the Netherlands this year, but the plan is for France next year so ideally somewhere in S Belgium or N France. I'm looking for suggestions for yards that could accommodate a 15 m boat of about 20 tons. The Classic Boat yard near Namur is a possibility but the costs are pretty high as they don't have their own crane but rent one in for lifts. Not Pont-a-Bar please! Anything near Givet or the French Meuse?

Thanks in anticipation

Peter

PS - I'm having difficulties with the Waterways Guide. If I choose the Map option, I see a map with pins showing a handful of Wintering Possible + Shipyard places in France and only 2 in all of Belgium. I'm hoping there are many more places that offer these services . If I click on these pins, often the pop-up screen has the top part un-viewable so I don't know which waterway or marina I'm reading about. Could the Editor offer assistance in getting the whole pop-up visible? Thanks

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