Originally Posted by nugent
wheres the best place to launch around hamble and at what state of the tides?
been out of there a few times fishing on wight rebel be nice to launch from there as i know the area and its a lot quiter from tourists
I always use the public slipway at the bottom of Hamble high street. Its good hard stony stuff and useable at all states of the tide except low water springs where you might find the ledge at the bottom!
Very shallow incline so best if you have a relatively low trailer. With my roller coaster I only need to put the back wheels of the car in the water about 6".
Used to have an awful 1970's trailer where the boat was held much higher. Would have to let the trailer down on a rope from the back of my little Peugeot 205 - but was still OK.
Very good fun watching the tourists watching you take the boat down the cobbled high street - it looks like a boat won't fit around the bend but it will - just! (Unless your boat is particularly wide)
It's OK to leave your trailer on the hard next to the slip and there is a car park adjacent for the car.
An alternative would be the Warsash slipway. I haven't used this but I guess someone may be along soon who has.
I hope this helps.