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Liftout around Hautmont - France or Belgium 19 Jan 2022 16:43 #127622

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Ah, the Port à Sec at Hautmont is a bit of a white elephant at the moment.

It has been a huge project to re-purpose some old factories, cost so far 17 million Euros. I don't know who suggested it but it seems to me quite ridiculous to put such a big, capable, expensive facility on a waterway that can only take 'freycinet' size barges. They're only ever going to get pleasure craft in there.

What's actually happened so far is that it has been equipped to handle boats but no commercial enterprise has offered to use it. Two other (non boat) businesses have rented quite a chunk of the space for storage and distribution so there are now huge stacks of bottled water in there!

It's a pity they can't offer the facilities to private/small users but I suspect that insurance and such and requirements for skilled/trained operators prevents that.

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Liftout around Hautmont - France or Belgium 19 Jan 2022 16:37 #127620

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Yes, thanks, it looks like Belgium is the way to go if I want a
shipyard that will do the work for me anyway.

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Liftout around Hautmont - France or Belgium 19 Jan 2022 16:12 #127619

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Chris Green wrote: To fix our bow thruster (see thread in Barges) we'll need to get Odin lifted out of the water somewhere.

Currently at Hautmont on the Sambre, so what's available in that region to lift out a 10.5 metre, probably 10 tonnes, little boat? Preferably with 'parking' for the boat where I can work on it but a commercial yard that could do work on the boat might also be OK.


Hello Chris. Long time no see. Welcome back.

Colin's suggestion looks worth the less than a km walk from your boat to see, but I suspect it may be just for in-water undercover mooring. In your shoes I would go to Vankerkoven's but that might be 'cos I've been there many times over the years.

A chat to the capitaine of your port may help.

Good luck!

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Liftout around Hautmont - France or Belgium 19 Jan 2022 15:48 #127616

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Liftout around Hautmont - France or Belgium 19 Jan 2022 15:35 #127615

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We passed a huge new covered boat park just south of Hautmont on the Sambre last August at a weekend. It had some evidence of activity inside.

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Liftout around Hautmont - France or Belgium 19 Jan 2022 15:03 #127614

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To fix our bow thruster (see thread in Barges) we'll need to get Odin lifted out of the water somewhere.

Currently at Hautmont on the Sambre, so what's available in that region to lift out a 10.5 metre, probably 10 tonnes, little boat? Preferably with 'parking' for the boat where I can work on it but a commercial yard that could do work on the boat might also be OK.

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