\you're worrying me a bit with this idea of a loada boats going down the slip at once and causing a queue on the slip. There is a big free (how often do you hear that) car park there for prep, please use it and not the slipway and try not to hold the locals up who use this slip day in and day out. I would be fuming to find myself at the wrong end of a line of boats who have not been there before with each taking a relatively long time for what for us is just a daily routine. The local boys, esp the commercial fishermen will be down and off that slip single handed in the blink of an eye whilst mere mortals are still thinking about it. There are a couple of boys in particular with whom we have an excellent "help each other" professional relationship built up over many years but I really wouldnt want to be the one who upset either of them as they are not noted for their calm debate and reasoning of an adverse situation!!
The slip is dredged from the slip by a JCB on the south side (the ferry side) but not the other. This means that you need to follow the line of the slip at most states of tide and not drive off at right angles to it. The slip ends abruptly about a metre after the last lamp post so near low water do not drive the trailer off the end! or walk off it
There is also a kink in it (the dogleg) halfway down...do not join the ranks of those who have driven the trailer off there because they thought the slip was straight! It isnt!
At lowish water you cannot drive straight out to the channel cos there is a ***** big bank there. Watch what the ferry does, he will come over from Fleetwood to the red buoy turn just outside of it (do not go inside it!) and then head towards the bottom lamp post turning right along the line of the slip just before he gets to it so as to follow the JCB trench. Dont knock you prop about on the slipway bollards although many have been removed now.
There are some sharp bits of metal on the side of the slip at one point low down where a wooden rubbing piece has rotted away - keep an eye open for them.
I may be there....but likely to be away skippering the big boat.