Originally Posted by 9D280
As for launching, Kip / Largs seem good on paper, apart form all the usual security nonsense, you also are guaranteed a sheltered, lit slip to recover on,
Just to confirm that we hope to be there, given the weather today, we might wait off until nearer the time before commiting for definite! The trip sounds great - but not in the horizonatal hail we saw today!
We are also novice in the dark, having only had the one trip back from the Cumbrae Fireworks recently, it was no problem as we were following Kim on that occasion, but I am not sure I would be so confident on my own.
The one thing that made things easier when we got back into Largs Marina (where we are dry berthed), is it was exceptionally well lit making things much easier. I know that is not really 100% helpful as we did not actually have to take it out of the water as that is done for us, but we did have to negotiate everything else that was there and tie up - which I would not have liked to have tried in the pitch dark.
If you are thinking of using the slipway at Largs I would definately recommend you pay the small fee to use the Marina slip rather than using the public slip - which is pretty narrow, and a feat for most people in daylight never mind the dark!