7th Edition Updates, #7

by phyllis on July 29, 2013

Updates-BannerThanks once more to all of you who are contributing such great information for the Guide. Here’s #7 in the series!


Jim R. reports that berth prices have doubled in many places from the prices given in the Guide at the same time as Customs office hours have been cut way back. As he says, with their minimal office hours of M to F, 0800 to 1530, Customs officers must be quite relaxed about visiting boats. I guess the increased money made from berthing fees is not going to salaries for Customs officers! Thanks, Jim, for the heads up.

Skjærhalden, Vol. II, p. 51 eBook/p. 50 paper:

Boats over 12 m in length are asked to moor on the outside of the long pontoon, which tends to get some motion from the ferries, and can be uncomfortable in strong SW winds. It is possible to exchange Prima and Aga gas bottles at the small chandlery.

Thanks, Irene.

Eivindvik, Vol. II, p. 223:

Yikes! There is an uncharted 18 m bridge in the Brandangersundet, immediately north of the charted 26 m cables at 60°53.289’ N, 05°01.841’ E, about 5 nm southwest of Eivindvik. Thanks, Ken.

Hustadvika, Vol. II, p. 251 eBook/p. 252 paper:

Double yikes! Just to the west of 62°56.351’ N, 06°56.966’ E there is a very important mark with a green band, with its finger pointing to its starboard as you approach from the south. However, based on stomach clenching experience, Ken recommends that this mark be left to starboard when coming from the south—the opposite of the finger direction, in other words. Ken reported this issue to the authorities who said they would check on it immediately. So it may have been corrected by now. Do let us know if you go by as to whether it has been corrected or not.

Thanks, Ken. Hope the rest of your trip is free of surprising bridges and confusing markers.

Vassdalsvika, Vol. II, p. 258 eBook/p. 259 paper:

It seems that the Færøy Feriesenter is no longer the bustling place we describe in the Guide. Thinking it would be a nice place to take part in Midsummer festivities, John C. chose to go there for that event. But, sadly, only a small neglected runabout was tied up. There were two buildings, the larger of which (presumably the feriesenter we describe) was being renovated; the other looked tired. No one was around to ask. And there were no festivities.

By the faded look of the “Velkommen” sign, the general sad feeling, and a hand-written notice saying that there is no longer a bakery or café, it appears that the feriesenter has been out of commission for a while. However, it is still a fine, well-protected harbour.

Sorry that your Midsummer festivities weren’t up to snuff, John C.

Måløy, Vol. II, p. 271 eBook/p. 272 paper:

The guest harbour is being significantly extended and rebuilt, but isn’t ready for prime time yet. The old pontoon has been detached at its north end and extended to the south and joined at right angles with more pontoons to the shore at its southern end. The entrance to the “inside” is now at the north end just south of the express boat dock. Many water and power posts are in place but not yet connected.

Thanks, John C., for the great info. Hope there’s less renovation and more festivities at your future stops!

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