Broadford Harbour Users Association
We have 2 trots of currently 6 risers on each which were laid in 2010
by Colin Bell of Seahorse Aquaculture with the risers being replaced in
All moorings are registered with the crown estate and we are fully
Each trot is built with a 135m length of 33mm and 26mm studlink ground
chain anchored by 100kg or 150kg Samson
anchors at either end with additional weights along its length. The risers
from March 2012 are 18mm galvanised chain on to a 33mm studlink
chaser riser which is fixed to the main ground chain. All fastened with
seized galvanised 7/8inch shackles and bound with heavy duty wire or
similar, all fixed to an Mb120 hard swivelling buoy with 24mm seasteel pick
up line attached for convenience.
The most north-easterly 3 on each trot are for use by visiting vessels and
the others for use by private local vessels. All in all each trot has
approximately 6 tonnes of chain on it.
Spacings are 15metres between buoys whilst not in use.
Depths at LWS are between 5 and 11 metres.
Prices for 2012 are ú10 per night, and a donation for a short day stay.
Fees are payable at the box at the head of the pier or in the 'top shop'
spar shop or Teo the hand spinner's shop at the wee pier.
pictures of the new riser chain are below.
╗Map of Broadford