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Old 29 July 2004, 14:43   #1
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Aberdovey, North Wales

I have to go from Southampton to Aberdovey and was thinking of pulling my RIB up with me.

Does anyone know what launching is like in Aberdovey? Is it a nice place to go boating in? Any hazards to look out for?

Any advice gratefully received.

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Old 29 July 2004, 15:48   #2
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Originally Posted by Peter J
Any hazards to look out for?

Yep, lots. The slip is a nightmare with a tight turn at the top. Then you have to find a parking spot which could be up to a mile away. The launch fee is extortionate and you have to show insurance details. If you join the sailing club, you can use their slip which is better. Stay in the channel on the northside of the estuary, the southside is a minefield of sandbanks and be careful of the bar in wind over tide. Aberystwyth just down the coast is much easier or Barmouth to the north if the tides are right. Pwllheli which is about an hours drive away is a 24hour slip but beware of the natives. They're all mad.

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Old 17 October 2005, 10:25   #3
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Old 19 October 2005, 10:41   #4
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Originally Posted by davidmanning
Aberystwyth just down the coast is much easier
Not for parking it's not, have enough trouble trying to park just a car when I go down to town, never mind a car and trailer! :P
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