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Old 09 November 2009, 15:26   #11
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Warsash is closer and pretty much accessable at all tide heights, in actual fact it's more user friendly at low water and provides a pontoon to tie to whilst recovering the car and trailer. What's Hamble point marina like, I guess expensive?
Thanks - I've tried Warsash as the parking is better than Swanwick - and the pontoon is certainly convenient. I had problems though towing the boat out over the seaweed bar where the slip meets the road - after a spring tide the seaweed was about a foot thick and with my "normal" car it was a struggle. Also - I tried launching at just above low tide and struggled to push the boat out into deep enough water to get it to float as the trailer wheels went in a dip (which we couldn't see) so we almost got stuck in about 2 feet of water!
With a 4 x 4 Warsash would definitely be a good option though!
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Old 09 November 2009, 15:31   #12
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Hi Trev
Have you looked at Northney Marina
I can launch and recover our 8.1 with ease as there is a floating pontoon you can reverse down and walk the baot off same with recovery.
Hi Roy - I must give Northney a try then - is it free (like Warsash and Swanwick) or is there a charge (like at Hamble Point Marina)?
- Also - did you tend to pay the Langstone Harbour or Chichester Harbour charge each time or get an annual permit?
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Old 09 November 2009, 16:02   #13
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Northney was 20 last time I paid but it is often unattended so you may get away with it ! They have a good car park which sometimes has a barrier lowered late in the day but they monitor on cctv and will open up if you have paid .
Chichester harbour will charge you for a day ticket if you are spotted best to buy an annual which is shown here http://www.conservancy.co.uk/page/Ha...s-Charges/319/
Call 'CHI HARBOUR PATROL' on 14 you can pay on the water if they are around .

There is a speed limit of 8 knots all the way from Northney to the Bar area , it is enforced !

Langstone harbour also has a limit but not sure how rigorously they patrol it .
Both harbours are interesting to enter in wind against tide situations.
Chimet is a good source of weather / water conditions . If returning to Chichester entrance keep well offshore to avoid Winner sand south of the island and don't be tempted to cut the corner before West Pole it gets quite shallow and big waves build up even at high tide .

You can always stop off at Hayling Sailing Club for a pint and the best Sunday lunch in the area .
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Old 09 November 2009, 17:30   #14
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i think i paid an annual launching fee at Northney of 150 launch as many times as you like , i used the Water ski club and you pay the harbor due with the fee
its the small things i liked about Northney
The short walk to the Langston Hotel for a coffee / food etc
or in the summer they have a beer tent in the marina and a BBQ area to one side. the chichester Bar can get rough but you can nearly always pick your way though it
its get busy in mid summer, but so dose every where else. its worth a try.
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