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Old 14 May 2012, 15:58   #1
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Jubilee week in Salcombe

We'll be spending the Queens Jubilee week around Salcombe, any one else in the area?

I've done Torbay & Plymouth, but never the bit in the middle.
Any suggestions for the best bits?
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Old 15 May 2012, 02:27   #2
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I live in Salcombe - it depends on the weather and the tides - there's a great pub up Southpool Creek, you can get to Frogmore and Kingsbridge on the tide but it all dries out.

There are great beaches on the East side of the estuary and on the Salcombe side there are two beaches North Sands with the Winking Prawn, good for day time and evening, and further round is South Sands with a couple of hotels and reachable by ferry from town.

Dartmouth, Hope Cove, Burgh Island, Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are all reachable in a boat of your size on a good day. Don't miss the Island Street Bar and Grill in the evening with live music!
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Thanks Cookee,
What's the deal with moorings? The harbourmaster can only give me a drying mooring that's wet 2 hrs either side of high tide!
I've got a dinghy to get to a deep water mooring but the h/master didn't seem too interested?
The tides for this week don't look to restrictive but I'd prefer the flexibility of a full time wet mooring.
Any ideas?
We're staying in a cottage at east prawle and I thought of using Millbay beach to pick up mum and dad to save the long drive into Salcombe each day....any other suggestions on the east bank
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Tell them you have something over 6.5m then the will put you on the trot moorings going down to southpool creek which do not dry out!
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We are down in Salcombe that week. Staying at the former Salcombe Hotel, which is now apartments. Its right on the river, and we chose it as you get a 5M wet mooring with it! So only need to launch and recover once! As we have a 4M Rib, with a 40 on the back, I dont think we will be venturing outside the estury, but having been a couple of times before, there is plenty to do inside (as Cookee listed above..) - maybe a Ribnet beer in South Pool one evening? I havent looked at the tide times for Jubillee week yet however..
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maybe a Ribnet beer in South Pool one evening? I havent looked at the tide times for Jubillee week yet however..
Yep definitely up for a beer at anchor one night......especially as the weather is going to be fantastic.😃 We could break out the cobb BBQ too if you fancy it?
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Tell them you have something over 6.5m then the will put you on the trot moorings going down to southpool creek which do not dry out!
They belong to Yeowards - call them as they and Winters (all the same outfit now) have moorings - Reddish Marine have a few and so do Blue Water.

I am in Dartmouth with the race boat on the 2nd and 3rd at a try a boat event with the BMF.
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They belong to Yeowards - call them as they and Winters (all the same outfit now) have moorings - Reddish Marine have a few and so do Blue Water.

I am in Dartmouth with the race boat on the 2nd and 3rd at a try a boat event with the BMF.
Not all of them it is where the harbour master put me when I had the 6.5m hard boat said I was too long to go on the foreshore moorings!
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They belong to Yeowards - call them as they and Winters (all the same outfit now) have moorings - Reddish Marine have a few and so do Blue Water.

I am in Dartmouth with the race boat on the 2nd and 3rd at a try a boat event with the BMF.
I would have loved to see the race boat, but we won't be there until late on the Sunday. I'm part of the safety boat fleet for the Queens Jubilee pageant on the Thames and will be driving down once that has finished.

I'll find some phone numbers and give them a ring re moorings.

Thanks for the help.
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Might see you as I'm in Salcombe that week
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The boat is up at Churchstow when it's not in the water guys so come up and see us 07836 268747
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No doubt the weather will be pants for at least one day do yep, I'll give you a call and come over .
I showed SWMBO your website and she laughed at the r/c models. Do you sell them or know of any for sale?
She may just give me the ok to have one!
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No doubt the weather will be pants for at least one day do yep, I'll give you a call and come over .
I showed SWMBO your website and she laughed at the r/c models. Do you sell them or have any for sale.
She may just give me the ok to have one!
Nothing in stock but we can make them to order - we have the moulds for an early version of the 34 as well but it's about 6' long! Here's the video
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I'll be out & about from Dartmouth that week....yet to make it round Start Point to Salcombe

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Were definitely coming round to Dartmouth for one day to show the parents round agatha's house.
If the weathers good we'll bimble up to Dittisham for a picnic at anchor.

Hopefully going to find some nice quiet beaches to sit on and relax. If you see a grey tubed rib with a big white offshore console anchored please come over and say hi.
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What to do in Salcombe when the weather is pants?

After being part of the Pageant safety boat fleet on Sunday, we drove down from Essex to Salcombe on Monday and launched at about 4.30ish.
Kestrel is safely on her Yeowards trot mooring and now looking at the forcast may be staying there for a few days.
So what can we do for a few days that doesn't involve boats?
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The South Devon weather is awful isn't it.
Sunday poor
Yesterday actually OK got out to take father in law fishing- conditions not too bad - even pleasant from lunchtime.
Today horizontal rain, blowing half a gale up the Dart from the south no visibility, so boating defo off the agenda. Trots I was on had dragged, with the boat downstream banging into my bow, on so having got soaked taking the dog & children out for walk this morning -to avoid cabin fever - I was back out on the water in foul conditions to sort it and found a line from the trot wrapped round the prop - I really do not like these lines running from trot to trot especially the submerged ones
Anyway after 20mins battling with slimy old rope against the tide & wind, freed her up & put her on marina pontoon before heading back in the sib. Good news no real wet got through my kit.
Rain & strong SW wind forecast for the rest of the week- great!
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Going to try for Dartmouth tomorrow & then batten down the hatches on thurs & Friday.😡
Going to go clay pigeon shooting on Thursday and then service the trailer on Friday.....oh well at least it's a week of work.
Just hope our week in the Scillies in August sees better weather.
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Going to try for Dartmouth tomorrow, then batten down the hatches for thurs & friday😡
Oh well at least it's a week of work!
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