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Old 16 June 2015, 18:29   #1
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Eddystone Lighthouse on Saturday

Finally planning on taking the boat out to Eddystone lighthouse this Saturday, weather permitting. Its something I've been wanting to see for a while.

Will be travelling down early Saturday. Don't really know the area, but looks like I can launch at a couple of places.

Anyone out and about in the area on Saturday?
Any advise on where best to launch appreciated, it's a c7m rib?

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Old 16 June 2015, 18:40   #2
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I've done it from the river Fowey good slip and park
Not got any local knowledge but we were down there a couple of weeks
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Old 17 June 2015, 03:58   #3
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Hi, I went last Saturday 40 minutes round trip from the breakwater. I would think a good launching site would be Queens Anne Battery (QAB). Access any state of the tide and plenty of parking for car & trailer.

I am probably going to Plymouth this weekend so might see you around are you staying until Sunday?
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Afaik the Mountbatten centre has launching


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As you'll be coming down the A3I I guess Mountbatten will be ideal, as would Oreston, although there is nothing here but a slipway and some parking.

Be aware of the M5 / A38 junction. It's heavily roadworked and backs up the m5 at peak times.

I'm due to be diving otherwise would have loved to come play
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Old 17 June 2015, 11:20   #6
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Mount Batten is good. Wide slip, £5 to park car and trailer, £10 to use pontoon if you wish. Plenty of parking available.
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Thanks guys, much appreciated info.

Does anyone know if there is a decent petrol station on the outskirts of Plymouth that has room for an 8m trailer. I'll be coming down the A38. I seem to remember a JSainsbury's near the junction, just wondering if i'll get in there with a long trailer?

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There is a BP petrol station just after Ivybridge and Lee Mill at Smithaleigh just off the A38. You will get in there easily.

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Brilliant thankyou Paul
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Trust you have a good run. would be nice to join, but have other stuff to do this weekend Take & post some pics.

Agree with Paul - Mountbatten good to launch with facilities for the family. Not sure whether there's access to a tap for wash down & trailer clean / hub rinse- wish I checked a couple of weeks ago - it would have saved me some time back at the yard.
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