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Old 07 March 2013, 08:01   #61
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Why use Oreston? Mountbatten slip is far more user friendly. No narrow roads to negotiate either.
I was wondering about whether to use Mountbatten or Saltash.
I'll be coming off the A38 from the east.
Is there difference in cost / parking / ease of use?

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Old 07 March 2013, 08:17   #62
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In my opinion (if you are coming from the A38) you should go to Mountbatten. There is an all states of the tide (wide) slip with plenty of turning. If you launch in Saltash you will have a 15-20 minute cruise each way to get to/from Plymouth sound. At Mountbatten you are there. Have a look at street view.

There is plenty of free parking but you can also park in the Mountbatten centre for 10 (total). I think you can also use their showers afterwards (and use the club house)
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Old 07 March 2013, 09:26   #63
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Why use Oreston? Mountbatten slip is far more user friendly. No narrow roads to negotiate either.
Don't know my way round Plymouth I live in Bristol and only been a few times, I have never launched there.
Where is mountbatten slip ?
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Old 07 March 2013, 10:06   #64
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It's the Western edge of Plymstock - where the Plym runs into the Sound, if that makes sense. Yuo can find it on boatlaunch. It puts you right onto the eastern side of the Sound, and as JeffD says it''ll save 20min or so each way to / from Saltash.

I think it's where we'll launch from on the day.

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Old 07 March 2013, 10:17   #65
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This is the Mountbatten centre http://www.mount-batten-centre.com/day-users/4566819016 where for 5/10 you can park your car/trailer and use their showers.

Pl9 9SA is the public slip next to it. If you park your cars at the centre they may let you use their pontoons to load/unload. If not there is plenty of free parking.

Pl9 7bh is a Morrisons with a petrol station if you want to fill up cans as you get close.

PL4 0LP is a 2 minute cruise across from Mountbatten where you can refuel at Queen Anne's Marina fuel Barge.
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Texaco Filling Station at Looe is open 24/7 and now served by purpose made landing steps. See link.

http://www.lboa.co.uk/projects.html

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Old 07 March 2013, 16:24   #68
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I use Oreston slip a lot, its fine. Its also just been pressure washed so is clean, free parking, easy fuel within 2 mins. If parking is extremely busy maybe the local Yacht Haven Quay could offer to store the cars etc (Ian Austin would have more leverage on that than me).

Saltash has plenty of space plus two slips within seconds of each other. The Mount batten one is good but it does mean a little more of a trek getting to it by car, passing Oreston in the process

I'm lost on the LOOE front... We could always launch/recover there instead

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Yeah they have a small pontoon next to the petrol station so you can tie up and fill up, but you have to fill up via Jerry cans! i have a few so no worries if you need fuel. Garage is always open!
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FYI re mooring I emailed the harbourmaster and received this reply.

Hi Jeff

The normal charge for visiting boats is 15.00 but if you are only popping
in for a short time I tend not to charge if there is no problems.

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