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Terryglass new jetty upgrade

Posted by Les Saunders 
Terryglass new jetty upgrade
06 December, 2010 16:44
Hi Folks, don't anyone say WI staff don't earn their money.
They arrived today in Terryglass with the Large wrorkbarge, a pile driver barge, a tug and a small workboat.

The barge towed in the full length of the new jetty (very long) with no fingers on it. They had to stay outside in open water while the blue barge drove into the harbour and broke up the ice by circling around in it and using loads of power, so that the small fleet could enter, It was a wee bit cold, albeit a bit warmer than for the last few days, the temparature hit +2C by 1500, having been at -6 at 1000hrs. The ice was somewhere between 1 and 3 inches thick. The crew were working away out in the cold, as they did last week when one of the goal posts out of Derg upriver was replaced.

It will be interesting to see the piles go in, I hear they may have hit rock and might have to find an alternative fixing, but we'll see how it progresses. Cloud has set in around here now, so I guess that means we won't have such a bitter night tonight.

I'll update this post as the work develops.

Les 41M
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
06 December, 2010 17:45
Les, any chance of a photo of the troops at work for the next IWN maybe ???

Colin
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
06 December, 2010 22:22
I'll bring the camera tomorrow Colin...

Les 41M
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 15:36
Some photos of the work still being carried out, even today at -5C.
Colin, will send full size jpegs to editor....




Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 15:38
Some more



Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 16:25
I assume that this will greatly increase the berth space inside the harbour? I know the space was practically limitless with rafting i.e. during the Arts Festival, but what is the increase on space assuming boats were not rafted?
I for one was not a fan of rafting out, I don't mind people rafting along side me as long as I'm on the inside, but with very young kids and a large dog, rafting one, two or three boats out was a real pain for me, and as a consequence I avoided Terryglass if I couldn't get a berth inside along the wall. So if the jetties increase "along side berthing", I will definitely be spending a lot of time in Terryglass next season.smileys with beer
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 16:43
Understand Mick. Ironically we prefer to be on the outside of rafts for peace and quite (ie avoid thundering teenage holves in the early hours). I think if folks are clever it may actually increase the space. We avoided TG a lot for the same reasons. In fact last season we anchored out all but 3 nights for peace and quite. Dogs used the tender for early morning shore access! It's great to see Terryglass get floating jetties. Don't know if they are going with their original layout, or if they revised it after a site inspection with local IWAI folk.

Thanks for the pics Les

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20/12/2010 18:33 by OceanFroggie.
Re: Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 16:41
Mick C wrote:

> I assume that this will greatly increase the berth space inside the
> harbour? I know the space was practically limitless with rafting i.e.
> during the Arts Festival, but what is the increase on space assuming boats
> were not rafted?
> I for one was not a fan of rafting out, I don't mind people rafting along
> side me as long as I'm on the inside, but with very young kids and a large
> dog, rafting one, two or three boats out was a real pain for me, and as a
> consequence I avoided Terryglass if I couldn't get a berth inside along
> the wall. So if the jetties increase "along side berthing", I will
> definitely be spending a lot of time in Terryglass next season.smileys with beer

Colin>>>>I think there's finger berths for 12 boats and then about 60m along
the spine which would give room for 3 barges or 5-6 cruisers.

Colin
Re: Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 17:56
Quote:
Colin>>>>I think there's finger berths for 12 boats and then about 60m along
the spine which would give room for 3 barges or 5-6 cruisers.

Colin

I must say that I was quite happy with the old wall setup.
Reversing off finger berths is tricky for Breakaway as her prop is aft of her rudder.

John
Re: Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 18:00
Didn't realise that the new jetty was going to be so long. Obviously they are dredging to make access better. I'd heard they weren't allowed dredge but that was obviously incorrect. I'm looking forward to the new setup.
I'm with Noel re the herds of clattering teens and not so teens. If you frequent Terryglass then you ,sleep very heavily, dont sleep at all, or have joined the herds. If it's a quiet night you want then try Dromann.
Noel ,I was wondering how you sleep with all that solitude. Doesn't the moaning of the rest of the crew keep you awake?
What kind of earplugs do you use or do you confine them all to the brig?

Thanks to Leslie for the great shots.

PjN
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 18:32
PJ, the frog just chills in the stillness of the night under the cosmic canopy of infinite stars. Noisy harbours are not my lily leaf. smiling smiley

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
Re: Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 18:56
Many years ago, when the mooring was in the little stream I was suffering
from severe back problems and sleeping on the flat cockpit floor. Couldn't
sleep for more than an hour at a time. At one stage stood up to ease my back
only to see a couple of bounteous girls skinny dipping right in front of us.
Didn't cure the back but sure helped me forget it for a while !


Paul Mc Cann

On 20 December 2010 18:32, IWAI forum OceanFroggie wrote:

> Posted at: [www.iwai.ie]
> OceanFroggie wrote:
>
> PJ, the frog just chills in the stillness of the night under the cosmic
> canopy of infinite stars. Noisy harbours are not my lily leaf. smiling smiley
>
>
Re: Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
20 December, 2010 23:30
[>
> PJ, the frog just chills in the stillness of the night under the cosmic
> canopy of infinite stars. Noisy harbours are not my lily leaf. smiling smiley
>
>[/quote]

Froggie , I nominate you for the quotation of the month.

Cheers PJ
Re: Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
13 February, 2011 23:31
I was in Banagher on Friday, checking on some work being done on the boat, and I had an hour or two to kill so drove down to Terryglass to have a look at the new jetty.





It's a fine job, I estimate space inside the harbour for 20 boats on the jetty. It isn't open yet, walkway isn't connected to the quay. I didn't see any sign of water or shore power on the jetty, anyone know if they will be installed?
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
14 February, 2011 00:04
Dromineer, Killaloe and Terryglass will all be equipped with services later this month or early March.

AJ
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
14 February, 2011 09:01
Quote:
Andy Jordan
Dromineer, Killaloe and Terryglass will all be equipped with services later this month or early March.
AJ

That's good news, thanks for info Andy.
Re: Terryglass new jetty upgrade
14 February, 2011 10:22
Andy: Dromineer, Killaloe and Terryglass will all be equipped with services later this month or early March.


What about Mountshannon and Rodgers Channel hot smileyhot smileyhot smiley


Donal
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