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Old 10 July 2004, 17:22   #11
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I had thought about Slapton myself but my ex said avoid it cause lots of cars get stuck. Perhaps its OK if you have a 4x4?
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I didn't mean to launch from. I should think even a 4x4 would get stuck on the way out. But as place to visit by boat for the day. With pub and deep water up to the beach you can run in and out and if people want can go to the pub or sit on the beach whilst others play with skis and inflatables.

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Hi TQ Boater, don't think we have met?
Yes welcome. Not a Birchell marine Bayliner by any chance ?
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Old 10 July 2004, 18:46   #12
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Yes welcome. Not a Birchell marine Bayliner by any chance ?
Where else would I take it when it breaks
They know them inside out and have managed to sort all my problems so far.

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Hi TQ Boater, don't think we have met?
Hi David, I think I've seen your boat around the bay, were you giving jet ski lessoons a few weeks ago on Paig'n slip ?
Used to own the boat Nookie upto last June if you know her, then moved to a Bayliner but I guess they all look the same !!

Being a hard boater I've not had much to say here but have enjoyed reading posts for a while now.
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Old 11 July 2004, 04:34   #13
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Thanks

Thanks for the information so far,Brixhm slip sounds interesting although we do want to spend part of the holiday on the Dart,especially if its windy.
The beaches sound good especially from my sons point of view.
I,m bit worried about the launch/recovery as I havent launched with the citroen before,and I dont want to take the cherokee down to devon-15 mpg and not as much space-so really want a good slip at high water.
Thanks for pointers re pubs and eating places.
I can store the trailer where I am staying so thats not too much of a worry.
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Old 11 July 2004, 05:33   #14
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just launch near high tide its an easy place to launch from even 3hrs either side of low tide is quite safe as long as yuo look out for the drop at the end and the ferry on a falling tide
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Old 11 July 2004, 07:07   #15
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I,m bit worried about the launch/recovery as I havent launched with the citroen before,and I dont want to take the cherokee down to devon-15 mpg and not as much space-so really want a good slip at high water.
If your worried when you arrive to launch or recover with the car give me a shout if i'm able (not working) I'll come down and hitch it to mine for you (4x4 Frontier) it's only 15-20min to Dartmouth for me. 10min Paignton or Brixham slipways.

It's a nice day on the Dart with plenty to look at, I used to boat out of there on a friends Boston Whaler before I got my own boat we still regularly make the journey round to spend the day there.
I think it's a shame they closed the Gunfileds as that was a nice place to go for dinner. The pub at Dittisham is nice for a stop and you can keep an eye on the boat while there. You might also look at going round Greenaway gardens on the other side for a few hours.
Not sure what happy Frank will charge you for landing though as he makes it up on the spot !!
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Old 11 July 2004, 07:16   #16
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a bit more info on Brixhm slip here

I haven't got round to adding any from Dartmouth yet. I have used the ferry slip once at work and its such a shallow slip I don't think you have any problems getting stuck. I've seen Ford fiesta 1.1's launching boats there
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Old 11 July 2004, 07:54   #17
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Hi

We are going to be in the area from 7th to 21st August.

We are launching at Paignton, and have a reserved berth locally to save constant launch and recovery - but will keep the trailer handy in case we fancy moving down the coast for a day or two.

We were in dartmouth a couple of weeks ago, and looked at the slips. The lower ferry slip seems a little hard to get at towing - but the upper one is a little (not much) better.

We asked at the Marina about berths and trailer storage, but they werent interested.

If you are around the same dates as us and fancy hooking up for a cruise or two let us know

Graeme & Sian
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Old 11 July 2004, 13:06   #18
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[QUOTE=CJL] HI there,
I`ve used the ferry slipway and the Dart Marina Slipway.

I am afraid you won't have much luck at Dart Marina. They have just filled in both of their slipways, and turned them into car parking areas as part of the re-development in which they are building some 30 or 40 waterfront homes. There is also no boat storage available at all.
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Old 11 July 2004, 16:38   #19
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I think this is looking to be more like a get together for a number of us in August either in Torbay or Dartmouth. Anyone else interested?
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Old 11 July 2004, 17:30   #20
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I think this is looking to be more like a get together for a number of us in August either in Torbay or Dartmouth. Anyone else interested?
Will it just be ribs or can a hard boater join in ?
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